Bachelor of Arts

Program code

1016

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

3 years full-time

Credit points

240

Indicative fee

$26,500.00* per year (more)
* 2018 indicative annual fee

Entry requirements

6.5

IELTS (Academic) (more)

CRICOS code

000609M

Offered in

Trimester 1, Trimester 2 and Trimester 3

Prerequisites

  • English

Why choose this program?

With a variety of exciting majors to choose from and the freedom to combine any two, Griffith University's Bachelor of Arts gives you the power to create your own unique skill set and prepare for the careers of the future.

Whether you are looking for a career in management, leadership, journalism, public relations, policymaking, research and analysis, writing and communications or research, this degree will help you achieve your goals.

You have the option to develop specialist expertise in contemporary fields like security studies, Islam-West relations or politics and international studies, or pursue a professional path by studying journalism, public relations or creative writing. You can also study more traditional fields including sociology, history or literary studies.

The Griffith Bachelor of Arts is an innovative program that offers a combination of traditional and emerging study areas relevant to an ever-changing global environment.

You will gain the understanding, insight and skills to find and communicate creative solutions to contemporary challenges. You will also develop advanced writing and presentation skills, as well as research and project management skills. Plus, as a graduate, you will be equipped with in-depth knowledge about states, societies and cultures, past and present.

In your final year, you will have the opportunity to complete an internship or work-based project, which will ensure that you graduate with the practical skills employers want.

As an International student, you will receive dedicated support from the time of your arrival in Australia through to your departure after graduation.

Majors

You can choose any two of the following majors:

  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice
  • Drama (offered Nathan only)
  • History
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Islam-West Relations
  • Journalism
  • Language in Society (offered at Nathan only)
  • Languages (including Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Modern Greek* and Spanish)
  • Literary Studies
  • Politics and International Studies
  • Public Relations
  • Screen Studies
  • Security Studies
  • Sociology

* Offered online via cross-institutional study with Flinders University, South Australia.

Attendance information

The Bachelor of Arts may be undertaken full-time or part-time at either the Nathan or Gold Coast campus. A full-time student will generally attend 12 hours of scheduled classes per week throughout the trimester. Classes are generally scheduled during the day but some are offered during the evening between Monday and Friday.

If you are an International student on a student visa, you must ensure that you enrol in a way that will allow you to complete your enrolment within the expected program duration as stated on your Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE).

My career opportunities

As a graduate of our Bachelor of Arts, you will have flexible, broad-based skills in writing, analysis and synthesis of information, research and policymaking. With these transferable skills, you will be able to shift easily from one occupation or industry to another.

Creative Writing
You will be equipped for an exciting career as a creative and professional writer prepared for work in advertising, communications, marketing, editing or publishing.

Criminal Justice
You will be equipped for work in advocacy, law enforcement, policymaking, or as a liaison officer.

Drama
You will be equipped for a career in performing arts, theatre, community arts and cultural development, applied theatre, arts and health sector, and drama education as well as offering transferable skills in relation to your other major study.

History
You will be equipped for a career as a social historian, museum curator, record keeper, project manager, or researcher.

Indigenous Studies
You will be equipped for work in advocacy, advising, community liaison, policymaking, or research.

Islam-West Relations
You will be equipped for work as an adviser or analyst, or for a role in community liaison, consultancy, policymaking, or research.

Journalism
You will be trained for work in media industries with capabilities in video and radio production, news and current affairs reporting and media campaigns.

Language in Society
You will be prepared for a career in English/ESL teaching, publishing, journalism, sales and marketing, media, advertising and public relations, and organisational communication.

Languages
You will be prepared for a career in education and teaching, translation and interpreting, tourism and hospitality, publishing and journalism, sales and marketing, advertising and public relations, international business, law, commerce, and the arts.

Literary Studies
You will be prepared for a career in communications, marketing, editing or publishing.

Politics and International Studies
You will be equipped to work as an analyst, consultant, policymaker, or in diplomacy or research.

Public Relations
You will be prepared for a career in communications, media liaison or public relations.

Screen Studies
You will gain widely applicable skills in analysis and communication with expert knowledge to complement screen industries training and capabilities to work as a critic, reviewer, or researcher.

Security Studies
You will be equipped for work as a policy adviser or analyst, agency administrator, or community liaison leader, with abilities to become a consultant, advocate or academic.

Sociology
You will gain capabilities to work in policy planning, advocacy, social research, community or urban development and human services.

Pathways to further study

Students who graduate with an appropriate GPA may undertake an additional year of study in the Honours program which may qualify the student for further postgraduate studies. Graduates may also be eligible to apply for entry to a graduate teacher preparation degree which may lead to further career opportunities in education and teaching.

International students

An International student is one who is not:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or
  • a person who has Australian permanent resident status.
Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points (two full-time trimesters).

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • An International student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Bachelor of Arts (1016)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2018 Fee Band 26.5 $331.25 $26,500.00
2017 INT_UG_15F $331.25 $26,500.00
Tuition fees for your degree program
Changing programs

If an International student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

Permanent resident status

If an undergraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will be provided with a domestic fee-paying place.

The student may then apply for a Commonwealth supported place at the next admission period provided that the student satisfies the conditions for transfer from a domestic fee-paying place to a Commonwealth supported place as set out in the Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy.

If a postgraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth supported place subject to availability.

If a research student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

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