The Bachelor of Arts is a flexible degree that provides students with the optimal balance between a defined sequence of study and flexible course options. This innovative program has been designed to develop graduates with the key practical skills and interdisciplinary knowledge required to be the leaders of tomorrow. The program will provide students with highly developed skills in written communication, problem-solving, critical thinking and interpersonal understanding. A BA graduate is someone who has gained skills and knowledge and can apply these skills in many different jobs, careers and life situations. Students can choose from a wide range of majors, tailoring the degree to suit their own particular career aspirations. The program is also available in dual degree format. The honours program requires an additional year of study and calls for greater specialisation in a chosen area at a high standard of scholarship.

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At a glance

Type of Institution: University
Level: Undergraduate
Campus/Location: St Lucia
Institution CRICOS: 00025B; 00091C (ICTE)

Subjects

  • Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander studies
  • Ancient history
  • Ancient history/history
  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Art history
  • Chinese
  • Chinese translation & interpreting
  • Classical languages
  • Criminology
  • Drama
  • Economics
  • English
  • English literature
  • Film & television studies
  • French
  • Gender studies
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • Indonesian
  • International relations
  • Italian, Japanese
  • Journalism & mass communication
  • Korean
  • Latin American studies
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Media & digital cultures
  • Music
  • Peace & conflict studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political science
  • Popular music & technology
  • Public policy
  • Russian
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Sports studies
  • Studies in Australian culture
  • Studies in religion
  • Writing

Ranked in the top 51 universities in the world as measured by the QS World University Rankings*, The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia's leading higher education institutions with:

  • more awards for teaching excellence than any other Australian university
  • exceptional program choice across a wide range of study areas at undergraduate, postgraduate and research higher degree levels
  • opportunities for students to gain practical experience and make valuable connections with prospective employers through internships and work placements
  • the chance for students to study part of their degree overseas at one of the university's many highly ranked partner institutions.

With campuses based in and around the city of Brisbane, you will enjoy a diverse community of more than 50,000 students, including over 12,600 international students from 140 different countries across the globe.

Just seven kilometres from Brisbane's city centre, UQ St Lucia - UQ's largest campus - is renowned as one of Australia's most attractive university campuses. UQ St Lucia's beautiful sandstone architecture, parklands and lakes encompass world-class teaching and research facilities, including Queensland's largest research library and fully equipped laboratories and lecture theatres.

UQ provides a comprehensive range of support services and orientation programs to help international students settle into Australia and enjoy the best possible study experience. These include:

  • in-country and online pre-departure sessions
  • airport pick-up for new international students
  • accommodation services
  • study skills workshops
  • free English language support
  • international student advisors
  • counselling
  • careers support
  • health and disability services
  • multi-faith chaplaincy service.

Student Services also coordinates Mates@UQ - a free program for all UQ students that encourages social and academic networks between Australian and international students at social events such as live music, barbecues, movies and dinners.

UQ students can benefit from a wide range of extracurricular activities during their studies, including access to more than 200 affiliated clubs and societies - from the Debating Society to the Yoga and Meditation Club - as well as sports and cultural facilities.

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