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Bachelor of Advanced Humanities (Honours)

Overview

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.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
4 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021)
QTAC Code
757101 - B AdvancedHumanities(Hons)
757201 - B AdvancedHumanities(WCIV)Hons
Program Code
2414
AQF
Level 8
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$35584 (indicative per year)
Duration
4 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021)
QTAC Code
757101 - B AdvancedHumanities(Hons)
757201 - B AdvancedHumanities(WCIV)Hons
Program Code
2414
CRICOS Code
092444K
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

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.

1 in Australia for social sciences and humanities

CWTS Leiden Ranking 2019

1 in Queensland for arts and humanities

QS World University Rankings 2020

Majors

How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Overseas study
  • Research experience
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

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

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

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) English

Entry score threshold

This table shows the minimum adjusted score that was considered for admission to the B AdvancedHumanities(Hons) in 2020

OPRankIB
59235

This table shows the minimum adjusted score that was considered for admission to the B AdvancedHumanities(WCIV)Hons in 2020

OPRankIB
59235

These are the lowest adjusted scores we made an offer to in Semester 1, 2020. Entry scores are based on the most recent Semester 1 intake and are updated in April each year. Meeting the threshold doesn't guarantee admission.

English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

Learn more about English language requirements

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the minimum entry score, subject prerequisites or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven't studied the prerequisites or need to improve your entry score, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

Entry score range

This table shows the range of entry scores for recent secondary students offered a place in the B AdvancedHumanities(Hons) for Semester 1, 2020

Without adjustmentsWith adjustments
Highest1 / 991 / 99
Median4 / 944 / 95
Lowest7 / 875 / 92

This table shows the range of entry scores for recent secondary students offered a place in the B AdvancedHumanities(WCIV)Hons for Semester 1, 2020

Without adjustmentsWith adjustments
Highest1 / 991 / 99
Median4 / 954 / 95
Lowest5 / 925 / 92

Who you'll study with

Here's a snapshot of our student intake for this program in Semester 1, 2020:

Applicant backgroundNumber of studentsPercentage of all students

(A) Higher education study

818.18%

(B) Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

00%

(C) Work and life experience

00%
(D) Recent secondary education
  • Admitted solely on the basis of OP
3681.82%
  • Admitted where OP and additional criteria were considered
00%
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and OP was not a factor
00%

International students

00%

Total

44100%

"<5" — The number of students is less than 5.
N/A — Students not accepted in this category.
N/P — Not published. The number is hidden to protect the privacy of students in other cells.

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Bachelor of Advanced Humanities (Honours) are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Majors

Majors

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

Ancient History

Discover and learn about the achievements of ancient cultures which still influence ideas and institutions today.

Courses span the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity, and focus on important individuals, ideas and events.

Graduates find fascinating careers that require researching, writing, and presentation skills – particularly with a wide breadth of historical knowledge.

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Art History

See the world through different eyes and understand the evolving values of visual cultures by using a range of different approaches.

You'll develop strong visual literacy and gain a broad knowledge of art traditions.

Employment lies in private galleries and public art institutions, or you could become an arts writer, curator, education officer or registrar.

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Drama

Encounter the spectrum of theatre practice through time and across cultures, from antiquity to today and most stages in between.

This major will help you understand the performances you see, and those you might want to make.

Graduates typically pursue creative roles within the arts sector like performing, directing, playwriting, writing and reviewing.

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English Literature

Gain a deeper insight into the English-speaking world and English-language culture.

This major combines courses from English literature, media, film and television studies.

Graduates typically work in education as school teachers, heads of department, education advisers and student mentors.

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History

History is an ongoing dialogue between the present and the past.

As a student, you'll gain an understanding of cause and consequence, and change and continuity, as you learn what informs people and their attitudes, motivations and prejudices.

Your major can lead to work that requires researching, writing and presentation skills. This includes roles in museums, publishing and international agencies.

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Mathematics

This major offers more than 30 different courses to suit different interests and career goals.

Prerequisite courses cover essential topics, with higher-level courses covering mathematical analysis, probability bioinformatics, mathematical biology and many other subjects.

Graduates go on to research positions at universities, government agencies and private companies. There are also opportunities in banking, finance, insurance and risk management.

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Musicology

This area includes a wide range of studies in music history, techniques, ethnomusicology, historical performance practice and music analysis.

Graduates of musicology find work in music lecturing, research, criticism, journalism, music programming, arts administration or librarianship.

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Philosophy

Explore fundamental aspects of reality, value, morals and political ideas.

This major spans topics from science, history and art to the humanities as you learn about the key role critical thinking plays in a healthy society.

Graduates typically work in areas like government, ethics, law and public policy, social science, education, arts and culture.

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Studies in Religion

Religion is a major force in every part of the world, and it continues to shape societies across the globe.

This major will lead you to reflect on and understand religious traditions, questions and values. Studies in Religion offers a critical, multi-disciplinary approach to a range of faiths and spiritual experiences.

Future work areas include education and academia, health and social welfare, law and justice, or even broadcasting.

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Western Civilisation (Extended Major)

Immerse yourself in a creative and diverse curriculum, with a strong critical focus on the key intellectual movements which have shaped Western Civilisation from antiquity to the current day.

Through reading, studying and critiquing major works of literature, art, music, politics, law, and religion, you'll develop an understanding of the dynamic interplay of social, historical and aesthetic forces that have contributed to evolving conceptions of the West.

Up to 30 scholarships valued at $30,000 per year for the full-time duration of the program are available to commencing students each year to study Western Civilisation in either the Bachelor of Advanced Humanities (Honours) or Bachelor of Humanities/Bachelor of Laws (Honours). The Scholarship is open to school leavers with Australian Citizenship or Australian Permanent residency status. 

Graduates go on to careers in different fields of law, or roles in diplomatic and intelligence services, policy making, advisory positions and much more.

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Majors

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

Ancient History

Discover and learn about the achievements of ancient cultures which still influence ideas and institutions today.

Courses span the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity, and focus on important individuals, ideas and events.

Graduates find fascinating careers that require researching, writing, and presentation skills – particularly with a wide breadth of historical knowledge.

View

Art History

See the world through different eyes and understand the evolving values of visual cultures by using a range of different approaches.

You'll develop strong visual literacy and gain a broad knowledge of art traditions.

Employment lies in private galleries and public art institutions, or you could become an arts writer, curator, education officer or registrar.

View

Drama

Encounter the spectrum of theatre practice through time and across cultures, from antiquity to today and most stages in between.

This major will help you understand the performances you see, and those you might want to make.

Graduates typically pursue creative roles within the arts sector like performing, directing, playwriting, writing and reviewing.

View

English Literature

Gain a deeper insight into the English-speaking world and English-language culture.

This major combines courses from English literature, media, film and television studies.

Graduates typically work in education as school teachers, heads of department, education advisers and student mentors.

View

History

History is an ongoing dialogue between the present and the past.

As a student, you'll gain an understanding of cause and consequence, and change and continuity, as you learn what informs people and their attitudes, motivations and prejudices.

Your major can lead to work that requires researching, writing and presentation skills. This includes roles in museums, publishing and international agencies.

View

Mathematics

This major offers more than 30 different courses to suit different interests and career goals.

Prerequisite courses cover essential topics, with higher-level courses covering mathematical analysis, probability bioinformatics, mathematical biology and many other subjects.

Graduates go on to research positions at universities, government agencies and private companies. There are also opportunities in banking, finance, insurance and risk management.

View

Musicology

This area includes a wide range of studies in music history, techniques, ethnomusicology, historical performance practice and music analysis.

Graduates of musicology find work in music lecturing, research, criticism, journalism, music programming, arts administration or librarianship.

View

Philosophy

Explore fundamental aspects of reality, value, morals and political ideas.

This major spans topics from science, history and art to the humanities as you learn about the key role critical thinking plays in a healthy society.

Graduates typically work in areas like government, ethics, law and public policy, social science, education, arts and culture.

View

Studies in Religion

Religion is a major force in every part of the world, and it continues to shape societies across the globe.

This major will lead you to reflect on and understand religious traditions, questions and values. Studies in Religion offers a critical, multi-disciplinary approach to a range of faiths and spiritual experiences.

Future work areas include education and academia, health and social welfare, law and justice, or even broadcasting.

View

Western Civilisation (Extended Major)

Immerse yourself in a creative and diverse curriculum, with a strong critical focus on the key intellectual movements which have shaped Western Civilisation from antiquity to the current day.

Through reading, studying and critiquing major works of literature, art, music, politics, law, and religion, you'll develop an understanding of the dynamic interplay of social, historical and aesthetic forces that have contributed to evolving conceptions of the West.

Up to 30 scholarships valued at $30,000 per year for the full-time duration of the program are available to commencing students each year to study Western Civilisation in either the Bachelor of Advanced Humanities (Honours) or Bachelor of Humanities/Bachelor of Laws (Honours). The Scholarship is open to school leavers with Australian Citizenship or Australian Permanent residency status. 

Graduates go on to careers in different fields of law, or roles in diplomatic and intelligence services, policy making, advisory positions and much more.

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Fees and Scholarships

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

AUD $35,584

Indicative annual fee 2021

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Bachelor of Advanced Humanities (Honours) for the 2021 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units per academic year).

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis. All fees are reviewed annually.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Bachelor of Advanced Humanities (Honours) are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.

Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.

Learn more about HECS-HELP

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $6,751

Indicative annual fee 2020 Commonwealth supported place

Fee information for 2021 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2020.

This indicative annual fee is the approximate cost of enrolling in a Commonwealth supported place (CSP) in the Bachelor of Advanced Humanities (Honours) for the 2021 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (16 units over two semesters).

Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses and their unit value. The Australian Government indexes fees each year.

Learn more about undergraduate fees

Additional costs

  • First-year student camp cost of approximately $90.

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Applying online

How you apply depends on what type of applicant you are.

Your senior schooling is from Australia or New Zealand

Submit your application to the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre if you are an international student who is currently:

  • completing Australian Year 12 (either in Australia or offshore), or
  • studying the International Baccalaureate in Australia.

There are two QTAC codes for the Bachelor of Advanced Humanities (Honours):

  • 757201 (for the extended major in Western Civilisation)
  • 757101 (for all other majors).

You can use one or both QTAC codes when you apply.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

Apply now to QTAC

All other international applicants 

Submit your application to UQ. If you prefer, you can use an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Bachelor of Advanced Humanities (Honours) is 2414.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

Apply now to UQ

Applying through QTAC

All domestic applications should be submitted to the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC).

There are two QTAC codes for the Bachelor of Advanced Humanities (Honours):

  • 757201 (for the extended major in Western Civilisation)
  • 757101 (for all other majors).

You can use one or both QTAC codes when you apply.

Find out more about applying for undergraduate study

Apply now

Important dates

If you’re studying Year 12 in Australiago to the QTAC website to check the closing date for this program. 

If you’re applying to UQ, the closing date for this program is: 

  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar

Important dates

Admissions schemes

Applying to university can be both exciting and daunting, which is why we’ve tried to make the process as simple as we can.

We have several schemes in place to improve your chances of getting a place at UQ.

Learn more about admission schemes

Pathway options

A rank or score doesn’t determine your potential.

If you're not offered a place in your first-choice program – or if you don't meet the entry requirements – you still have a number of options.

Learn more about pathway options

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit