Deakin University
Deakin University

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor Degree

4 majors available

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Course description



3 yrs - 6 yrs

Study mode



Start date


3 start dates per year.

Deakin’s flexible Bachelor of Arts allows you to design a course based on what you’re interested in and the skills you want to develop. You can choose to study particular areas in-depth or enrol in a wide range of units.

Major areas of study include Journalism, History, Philosophy, Indonesian, Sociology, and many more.

You’ll gain a blend of theory and practice that will prepare you for a career, and benefit from Deakin’s professional connections and work placement opportunities.

As an online student you’ll have the flexibility to study when and where it suits you, and graduate with the same globally-recognised Deakin University qualification as an on-campus student.

Campus options

3 campuses available

CampusStudy modeDurationStart date
Waurn Ponds

On-campus (part time)

On-campus (full time)


6 yrs

3 yrs

6 yrs

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On-campus (part time)

On-campus (full time)

6 yrs

3 yrs

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On-campus (part time)


On-campus (full time)

6 yrs

3 yrs

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Course details

Entry requirements
  • Year 12 with an ATAR of 55, OR
  • A Certificate IV with a Weighted Average Mark of 60, OR
  • A Diploma or educational equivalent, OR
  • Relevant work experience including any community work

Selection is based primarily on academic merit. Your existing qualifications and work experience will also be considered in the selection process.

Online, VIC
Start dates
3 start dates per year.
Full-time: 3 years | Part-time: 4-6 years | Maximum 7 years
Study mode
Online, On-campus (part time), On-campus (full time), Blended
Education institution
Deakin University (RTO 3752)
The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including your citizenship or whether you have completed any other courses. To find out more, contact the course provider.
Payment options

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Entry requirements

Year 12 or equivalent: Units 3 and 4 and a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in English other than EAL

What you’ll learn

You will become expert at managing knowledge and communicating information, and develop valuable skills of critical analysis and systematic thinking.

As well as gaining knowledge specific to the units you choose, you’ll develop transferable skills in:

  • Research and analysis
  • Lateral thinking
  • Writing and communication
  • Time management
  • Team work

Course content

This program covers:

  • Animation
  • Anthropology
  • Arabic
  • Australian studies
  • Children's literature
  • Chinese
  • Criminology
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Education
  • Film and television
  • Gender studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • Indonesian
  • International relations
  • Journalism
  • Language and culture studies
  • Literary studies
  • Media studies
  • Middle East studies
  • Motion capture
  • Philosophy
  • Photography
  • Politics and policy studies
  • Professional and creative writing
  • Professional experience and practice
  • Public relations
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Sport and society
  • Studies of religion
  • Sustainability and society
  • Visual arts
  • Visual communication design

Support and delivery

How Deakin's online courses are delivered

As an online student you’ll watch lectures, complete readings and participate in tutorials, just like an on-campus student. The difference is you’ll do this online, when it suits you.

Deakin was one of the first universities in Australia to deliver courses for off-campus students, and they pride themselves on an online learning system that is cutting-edge, engaging and easy to use.

Through their platform CloudDeakin, you’ll:

  • access almost all your learning resources
  • watch the same lectures that are delivered on-campus, and
  • interact with your tutors (you'll have one dedicated tutor for each unit).

You’ll also be involved in conversations with other students and your tutors through virtual classrooms and discussion boards.

Support services for online students

You can access the same support services as on-campus students – either via Deakin’s website, over the phone, on Skype, or in person if you are near a Deakin campus.

Specialist online advisers can help you develop successful study skills, discuss your course direction and provide career guidance.

You can also access:

  • Online library support
  • Counselling
  • Financial assistance
  • Medical services and more.

The online orientation at the start of your course will introduce you to helpful resources.

Flexible study loads

Possible study loads:

  • Full-time – 8 credit points a year, over 3 years
  • Part-time – 6 credit points a year, over 4 years OR 4 credit points a year, over 6 years
  • Accelerated – you can often take extra units over summer and finish your course earlier

For each unit, you need to allow around 10 hours a week for reading, online activities and assessments.

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