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Bachelor of Arts

Required ATAR for entry
This information is for international students.
View course for domestic students.


An Arts degree is designed by you, with over forty disciplines to focus your study.

Find topics that both challenge and concern you such as Philosophy, English, Dance and Creative Arts, Anthropology, Ancient and Modern History, Communication, Indigenous and Gender Studies.

Gain highly developed communications skills, develop critical analysis and creative problem solving while studying the disciplines that interest you most.

Key features

  • Learn from active researchers - Our lecturers write the books others use.
  • Use traditional and new forms of media to express your ideas.
  • Connect with careers and communities via internship, study abroad and work-integrated learning opportunities.

Media, Culture and Communication major can be studied at Macquarie city campus.

Macquarie's PACE program gives graduates real-world experience

Macquarie University knows today's graduates need more than just academic skills. That’s why its PACE program takes students out of the lecture theatre and places them in the heart of their chosen careers. PACE gives students invaluable life experience that sets them apart from other university graduates and, as a result, makes them better equipped for the real world and more attractive to employers.

Majors offered by the Bachelor of Arts




North Ryde (Sydney), City campus (Sydney)


Session 1 (March), Session 2 (August)

Minimum course duration

3 years full-time

Suitable for

If you are curious about several study areas and want to combine them in one degree. Whatever your passion is, a Bachelor of Arts can be a pathway to a challenging career or an exciting new interest.

Fee per Credit Point

AUD $1,137

Estimated Annual Fee

AUD $27,288

Fees quoted are the estimated payable fees for the relevant degree in 2014, based on a typical credit load calculation per academic session. An individual student's credit load may change in each academic session. The University reviews per credit point fees each year and fees may change year on year. For courses of more than one year in duration, students will pay the fee that is current for the year of enrolment. Students may incur other fees, charges and conditions for each session in which they enrol and are advised to check these with the University before enrolment. More information on tuition fees.

Entry requirements

English language requirements

All applicants for undergraduate or postgraduate coursework studies at Macquarie University are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English.
For more information see English Language Requirements.

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed:

  • senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC
  • one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

Work experience requirements

What you will study

General requirements Credit Points
Minimum number of credit points for the degree 69
Minimum number of credit points at 200 level or above 39
Minimum number of credit points at 300 level or above 18
Completion of a Qualifying Major for the Bachelor of Arts
Completion of a designated People unit
Completion of a designated Planet unit

Students undertaking this course can choose from the following Bachelor of Arts majors:


  • The course information contained on this page is applicable for 2014 ONLY.
    It is meant as a guide only, to plan your enrolment or study please see the official Handbook.
    For more information please read the courses disclaimer.


Career Opportunities

Employment opportunities are in a range of industries depending on the major area of study taken during the degree.

Arts graduates can be found working in diverse areas which include advertising, community development, government, publishing, business management, consultation services, translations, diplomacy, education, design, entertainment and the media.

Graduates with a Bachelor of Arts demonstrate skills and capabilities that are sought after by all employers, including creative problem solving, critical analysis, highly developed communication skills, flexibility and exposure to diverse cultural and intellectual backgrounds.


Recent Bachelor of Arts graduates have found employment with a diverse range of companies and industries including:

  • Sara Lee
  • Lend Lease
  • Equestrian Sport Coaches (NZ)
  • Virgin
  • NSW Government
  • Foxtel
  • ANZ Bank
  • Fairfax Media
  • South West Sydney Legal Centre
  • The Alternative Media Group
  • International School of Luxembourg
  • Australian Taxation Office
  • The Hills Sports High School
  • Network Ten
  • Alternative Media Group


Our Students


Youjoung Kim

Bachelor of Arts

"To be a good development worker, cross-cultural understanding is very important. At Macquarie, I have met a variety of students from very different backgrounds."Read more

Our Expertise

Professor John Simons

Executive Dean, Faculty of Arts
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Photo: Phillipa Janos

Within the Faculty of Arts we encourage you to explore your interests and find the topics that both concern and challenge you. There is no pressure to make the right choice in degree specialisation on your first day - our academic advisors are on hand to guide you through each step of the process.

I trust that you will take the opportunity to make the most of your time at university and join us here in the Faculty of Arts.

Why choose Macquarie?

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Contact us


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General enquiries

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Bachelor of Arts


UAC Code:
300107 - North Ryde Campus
300817 - City Campus (major in Media, Culture and Communications only)

To apply for this course as an international student to study at Macquarie University North Ryde Campus, use the Macquarie University Online Application Manager. Printed application forms are also available if you would like to post your application.

Calculate your ATAR equivalency (accepted overseas secondary school qualifications only).

For more information see applying to Macquarie University as an international student.

If you would like to study the Bachelor of Arts with a major in Media, Culture and Communication at Macquarie City Campus, please apply direct to Macquarie City Campus.