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Deakin University

Burwood, Melbourne , Victoria ,Australia

Bachelor of Arts

Study a Bachelor of Arts at Deakin and open the door to a world of opportunity. You can tailor your degree to your interests and set yourself up to be flexible across the jobs of the future. 

This versatile degree lets you focus on your passions by choosing specializations called majors and minors. But you don’t need to make your choice right away. Get a taste for different study areas first so you can choose your specializations with total confidence. You can pick from journalism, education, criminology, politics, international relations, and much more – with over 35 options you’re sure to find more than one specialization that inspires your curiosity. 

The added benefit of an arts degree at Deakin is the transferable skills you build through experiential learning. Learn to work in teams on industry placement, develop critical analysis through work-integrated learning, and build valuable life skills through international experiences. 

Are you ready to create the future you want? 

Build a unique degree that’s designed just for you by choosing two or more areas of study from over 35 disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, communication, and creative arts.

You’ll develop specialist knowledge in your chosen disciplines and learn how to apply critical, creative, and strategic thinking to solve real-world issues. This course equips you with transferable skills in communication, research, analysis, and problem-solving, making you highly employable within a range of industries.

Campus Information

Burwood

The Melbourne Burwood Campus is Deakin’s largest. A short trip from Melbourne’s central business district, Burwood offers the perfect balance between city lifestyle and suburban comfort. On campus you will find impressive buildings and world-class facilities, a wide range of learning and social spaces, and a relaxed atmosphere. If you enjoy getting outdoors between classes, the Melbourne Burwood Campus also sits alongside parkland, which is great for walking, jogging and cycling.

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

At Deakin’s Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, you are surrounded by expansive grounds and impressive new buildings. It offers state-of-the-art engineering, medical and sport facilities, as well as some of the most advanced research spaces in the world. The campus also features incredible sporting facilities, including Deakin’s Elite Sport Precinct, which includes an Australian rules football oval, FIFA-grade soccer pitch, athletics track, basketball courts, and more.

Intakes

  • March
  • July
  • Nov

Application Processing Time in Days: 5

Application Process

Application Outcome
7 Days
Visa processing time
35 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

The Bachelor of Arts builds valuable and transferable career skills, making you highly employable within many industries. The range of disciplines on offer also lets you follow your passion and develop the specialist skills to pursue the career you want.

You’ll be able to take your degree into a range of careers, including:

  • administration
  • advertising
  • administration
  • business
  • communication
  • community services
  • criminal justice
  • ethnic affairs
  • finance
  • Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums (GLAM) sector
  • government
  • human rights
  • journalism
  • marketing
  • media
  • multimedia
  • not-for-profits
  • performing and visual arts
  • personnel and industrial relations
  • photography
  • policing
  • policy development
  • politics
  • public relations
  • publishing
  • research
  • social work
  • tourism.

PSW Opportunity

  • Melbourne Campus - 2 years of Post Study Work Permit
  • Geelong/ Warrnambool Campus - 3 years of Post Study Work Permit

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

India
  • (standard class XII):- 65%

Admission Requirements Specific Entry for applicants with recent secondary education (previous three years) will be based on their performance in a Senior Secondary Certificate of Education, with pre-requisite units 3 and 4; a study score of at least

25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or 20 in English other than EAL. Applicants will be selected in accordance with the published Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) for that year. 

Entry for applicants with previous Tertiary, VET, life, or work experience will be based on their performance in:

  • a Certificate IV in a related discipline OR
  • a Diploma in any discipline or 50% completion of a Diploma in a related discipline OR
  • successful completion of relevant study at an accredited higher education institution equivalent to at least two Deakin University units OR
  • other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent for example relevant work or life experience

Supporting documents

When you apply to Deakin, it’s important to attach all requested supporting documentation, otherwise, your application could be delayed or disallowed.

Remember, most documents need to be certified before you upload them, so give yourself plenty of time to get organized.

Examples of certified copies you’ll need to include:

  • award certificates
  • academic transcripts
  • formal identity papers (e.g. your passport).

Documents in languages other than English will need to be translated. If you’re applying for a scholarship, please also check the specific supporting documents for that application.