Senator Lisa Singh, YouTube video

If you believe that society doesn’t stay the same and understand there are really important social issues facing us, then tackling difficult issues and finding solutions can only be achieved by studying subjects that allow you to understand who we are as a people.

Lisa Singh
Labor Senator for Tasmania & UTAS graduate

Bachelor of Arts

Study anywhere, anytime from Semester 2, 2017

  • As people with wide interests and personal passions, Arts students are often doers, thinkers and problem solvers: people who don’t shy away from a good discussion or a chance to argue a case, and who seize the opportunity to contribute to social change. An Arts degree is your ultimate springboard to a wide range of careers and further study options.
  • Whether you’re new to university, or shaping a career change while balancing work, or finally have the chance to pursue a lifelong interest, the Bachelor of Arts is one of the University’s most popular degrees. Study whenever and wherever you like, with the ability to engage with world-class staff and other students online.
  • Our Arts degree is flexible, allowing you to build a course of study to suit you. Many students choose two Majors (or specialisations), which gives them a strong knowledge of two different areas, while adding breadth units and electives to provide variety and perspective across different disciplines. You can choose from seven specialisations:

With a major in English, a minor in History may be the perfect match for you. Explore and imagine human past and present through English literature and historical enquiry.

Read, think, write.

Enhance your written communication and research skills, and develop your knowledge of the literary and critical practices that have shaped our culture from Shakespeare to the present day, through reading and responding to an exciting range of literary and screen texts. English is your first-class ticket to everywhere.

Apply now to start your online studies in English.

Choose one or two units for part-time study, or three or four units for full-time study.

A major in English can equip you with skills for a diverse range of career options in fields such as Media & Screen, Marketing & PR, Public Service, Tourism, Publishing, Research, Cultural Heritage, Human Resources & Recruitment, Education.

With a major in International Relations, a minor in Sociology may be the perfect match for you. Investigate the power of politics within society on a local, regional and global scale.

Making sense of global complexities.

International Relations is more than a question of war and peace between nations. It provides you with the critical perspective needed to work in foreign policy and international politics in governments, organisations and institutions as well as an awareness of global politics and institutions that affect us locally.

Apply now to start your online studies in International Relations.

Choose one or two units for part-time study, or three or four units for full-time study.

A major in International Relations can equip you with skills for a diverse range of career options in fields such as Foreign Affairs, Public Service & Non-Government Organisations, Media, Law, Cultural Heritage, International Business.

With a major in Politics and Policy, a minor in Sociology may be the perfect match for you. Investigate the power of politics within society on a local, regional and global scale.

Help drive the modern world forward.

The study of Politics and Policy investigates the major ideas that drive the modern world; democracy, liberty, justice and authority. Understanding how governments operate is critical in influencing the development and implementation of effective economic, environmental and security policies at all levels and across competing agendas.

Apply now to start your online studies in Politics and Policy.

Choose one or two units for part-time study, or three or four units for full-time study.

A major in Politics & Policy can equip you with skills for a diverse range of career options in policy development and analysis, human resource management, industrial relations, and public administration and management across all levels of government.

With a major in Sociology, a minor in History may be the perfect match for you. Learn from the human past, and how it can affect the present through societal and historical enquiry.

The dilemmas of modern life.

Explore social identities, differences, structures and societal change to understand the meaning of your place in a contemporary world. Innovative sociological thinking can provide solutions and opportunities to create positive change for the individual, a culture, or even an entire country and its population.

Apply now to start your online studies in Sociology.

Choose one or two units for part-time study, or three or four units for full-time study.

A major in Sociology can equip you with skills for a diverse range of career options in fields such as Human Resources & Recruitment, Administration, Social & Community Services, Public Service & Non-Government Organisations; Justice and Law Enforcement, Media, Marketing & PR, Education.

With a major in Philosophy, a minor in History may be the perfect match for you. Make connections across complementing fields of knowledge through critical thinking and ethical reasoning.

What is the big idea?

Critically explore the big questions of metaphysics, ethics and logic: questions about what we do, how to live, our own nature and freedom, and our relationship with the world around us. Philosophy addresses questions you didn’t realise you had, while imparting skills you didn’t realise were so important.

Apply now to start your online studies in Philosophy.

Choose one or two units for part-time study, or three or four units for full-time study.

A major in Philosophy can can equip you with skills for a diverse range of career options in fields such as Management & Administration, Information Technology, Media, Marketing & PR, Business & Finance, Public Service & Non-Government Organisations; Justice and Law Enforcement, Social Services, Education.

With a major in History, a minor in International Relations may be the perfect match for you. Investigate the power of global politics on history and society.

Study the past, understand the present, imagine the future.

History is an excellent way to obtain a general education and understanding of humanity. A study of History enriches knowledge by exploring the contexts of global developments, continuity and change, contingency, accidents, and interconnections that have shaped societies over the last 1000 years.

Apply now to start your online studies in History.

Choose one or two units for part-time study, or three or four units for full-time study.

A major in History can can equip you with skills for a diverse range of career options in fields such as Media, Marketing & PR, Cultural Heritage & Museum Curation, Tourism, Law, Management & Administration, Public Service & Non-Government Organisations, Research, Education.

With a major in Ancient Civilisations, a minor in History may be the perfect match for you. Explore the more modern human past, and how it can affect the present through historical enquiry.

Free yourself from the tyranny of the present.

Are you curious about the depravity of Roman emperors or the vengeful natures of ancient gods? Ancient Civilisations provides a unique opportunity to explore the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean world and their ongoing influence through the words, images, and actions of its legendary people.

Apply now to start your online studies in Ancient Civilisations.

Choose one or two units for part-time study, or three or four units for full-time study.

A major in Ancient Civilisations gives you vital experience in intercultural awareness, ethical responsibility, excellent communication, high-level critical thinking and problem solving. These skills are crucial for careers in Law, Politics, Public Service, Teaching, Publishing, Business, and Academia, just to name a few.

* Subject to approval, unit prerequisites and course quotas. Includes Introductory-level units available for off-campus study in Semester 2, 2017, and available as student electives only.

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