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Bachelor of Arts

Griffith University

About the Course

Be prepared for a future career as an innovator, communicator and creator. With our innovative majors you can tailor your degree to both your professional pursuits and your personal interests, creating a unique skill set that could help you secure your dream job.

You will gain the understanding, insight and skill to find and communicate creative solutions to important world issues. You will develop advanced writing and presentation skills as well as research and project management skills. You will also learn about societies and cultures, past and present.

You will have the option to develop specialist expertise in contemporary fields such as journalism and public relations, or more traditional fields such as sociology, history and literary studies to name some.

Career Opportunities

The Griffith University Bachelor of Arts develops student skills as they progress through each level of the degree. You will have the communication, analytical and critical thinking skills for a dynamic career in a wide range of industries.  Depending on your choice of majors, you could pursue a career in management, leadership, journalism, public relations, policy making, research and analysis, writing and communications or a higher degree in a discipline of your choice. You 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.

Course requirements

A student must complete 24 units or their equivalent, comprised of the following elements:

  • The degree will normally be of three year duration for full - time students. Part time students enrolled prior to 2016 may take up to 10 years to accumulate units towards the degree. However part time students commencing from 2016 will have 8 years to accumulate units towards the degree.
  • At least eight units must be Griffith University units studied via Open Universities Australia
  • A student must complete four core units at Level 1, and one core unit at Level 2

A student must complete either one or two major sequences of six units each from Art History, Chinese Language, Creative Writing, History, Journalism, Literature, Media Studies, Public 

  • History
  • Literature
  • Journalism
  • Media Studies
  • Public Relations
  • Screen Culture
  • Sociology


To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place in this degree, you must be:

  • An Australian citizen residing in Australia for all or part of your studies; OR
  • A New Zealand citizen who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your study; OR
  • The holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your study

To learn more about Commonwealth supported places, including eligibility please see Commonwealth supported places.

You must also meet the following requirements:

  • Successful completion of the Humanities Pathway OR
  • At least 2 OUA undergraduate units or equivalent with a minimum GPA of 4.0, completed in the last 12 months at the time of application for admission OR
  • An OP of 15, a Rank of 67 or an ATAR Score of 63.55*

*These scores/rankings apply to this program for 2017. Until this information is updated in early 2018, applications will continue to be assessed using the requirements listed above as a guide.

A prospective student who has previously completed or partially completed a degree, may be eligible for a CSP and may also be eligible for credit transfer. For more information, please visit the following web page:

Please note: You can still enrol and pay for your units via FEE-HELP or an upfront payment if you are not eligible for CSP.

How To Apply

No application needed to start.


  • Academic Writing
  • Developing Research and Analytical Skills
  • Text and Culture
  • Great Books
  • Thinking Ethically. This degree offers you the opportunity to specialise in Art History
  • Chinese Language
  • Creative Writing
  • History
  • Literature
  • Journalism
  • Media Studies
  • Public Relations
  • Screen Culture
  • Sociology


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