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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Bachelor of Advanced Humanities (Honours)

Big picture. Big ideas. A stimulating and challenging program for high-achieving students with a passion for understanding the world we live in.

Throughout this four year Honours program you will develop valuable logical reasoning, communication and creative thinking skills that can be applied across a range of areas and industries. Our humanities disciplines study society and culture in all its forms, looking for answers to significant and urgent social problems. You'll be part of a small group who'll stay together throughout your four years of study and enjoy a number of extracurricular activities, such as an orientation camp. 

During the program, you'll study a core suite of interdisciplinary courses including:

  • Great Works and the Humanities
  • Humanities and the Big Questions
  • Interdisciplinary Thinking

These courses and your majors will expose you to contemporary thinking in the humanities, provide a forum for interdisciplinary discussion and emphasise connections across humanities disciplines.

Graduating with a Bachelor of Advanced Humanities (Honours) equips you with professional research and critical thinking skills, which you can apply across a range of areas from analysing the ethics of biotechnology to policy development.

Program highlights

  • Immerse yourself in a creative and diverse curriculum with a strong focus on key intellectual works that have shaped humanity.
  • Organise and run a research symposium and take on an internship which offers you the possibility to hone your professional practice and start building your networks.
  • 15 scholarships of $30,000 per year are available to eligible students studying the western civilisation extended major.
  • Engage with leading humanities researchers from your first year of study and participate in the university’s research culture, applying and developing your analytical skills through practice-led learning.

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

  • Ancient History
  • Art History
  • Drama
  • English Literature
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Musicology
  • Philosophy
  • Studies in Religion
  • Western Civilisation (Extended Major)

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.


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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

Career possibilities
Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Depending on which major you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Academic researcher
  • Sociologist
  • Community services worker
  • Classics teacher
  • Archaeologist
  • Musicologist
  • Composer
  • Music critic
  • Editor
  • Journalist

PSW Opportunity

2 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Bachelor's 


Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Entry scores
All international applicants need to have successfully completed Queensland Year 12 (or an equivalent qualification) and meet the minimum entry score for this program.

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematics B; plus two of Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Mathematics C or Physics, at least one of which must be Chemistry or Physics.

View the Prerequisites guide for more information about subject equivalents for interstate high schools, overseas high schools, university subjects and pathways and bridging programs.

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