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Arts & Humanities

Drive global innovation and success

UOW arts and humanities graduates are future leaders, with adaptable and analytical skills that can be applied across a diverse field of work to drive global innovation and success.

You will learn from academics who are passionate about what they do, actively engaged in their industry and enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge and expertise.

Belong to one of the best

  • UOW ranks in the world’s top 200 universities (QS World University Rankings 2021). UOW is also ranked in the top 200 for Arts and Humanities in the 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject.
  • Five-star rating: In the 2020 Good Universities Guide, UOW received a five-star rating for learning resources in the study area Humanities, Culture and Social Sciences.
  • One of the best: The federal government’s Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) ranked UOW in 2020 as second in New South Wales and the ACT for undergraduate Humanities, Culture and Social Sciences.

  • Our Bachelor of Arts is a flexible degree that lets you personalise your studies as you progress. From majors in languages to legal studies, history to politics, English literatures to philosophy, a Bachelor of Arts allows you to develop skills in areas you are passionate about. 
  • Our Bachelor of Arts in Western Civilisation will expose you to ideas that have been inspiring people since their inception — in Ancient Greece and Rome, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Enlightenment and the Modern Era. 
  • Our Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics provides training in three interconnected areas that shape the world around us. With a strong focus on critical thinking, decision-making and analysis of political, philosophical and economic interactions, this degree will prepare you for a career in politics, government, entrepreneurship, international development, public service and many other areas. 

  • You will learn from academics who are passionate about what they do, actively engaged in their industry and enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge and expertise.
  • Our Language Centre provides a world-class learning experience, using the latest learning techniques with teaching grounded in the relevant society and culture.


UOW offers a unique opportunity to engage with ideas that have been inspiring people for centuries; works that rose to prominance in Ancient Greece and Rome, the Renaissance, the Englightenment and the Modern Era. Through our Bachelor of Arts in Western Civilsation, you'll explore some of the most influenctial works in the Western tradition of thought and art.

You'll benefit from academic mentoring, small class sizes, and the opportunity to access a UOW Ramsay Scholarship of $30,000 per year, for up to five years. Double degree opportunites in complementary fields such as law and politics are also available.

Learn more: Bachelor of Arts in Western Civilisation >> 

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You can study the Bachelor of Arts at the following campuses: Bega, Batemans Bay, Shoalhaven, Southern Highlands, and Wollongong.

The Bachelor of Arts in Western Civilisation and Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics can be studied at our Wollongong campus.

The Bachelor of International Studies is offered at the Wollongong campus and the South Western Sydney Campus in Liverpool.

Postgraduate research courses are offered at our Wollongong campus.

Please check the course information page for delivery details.

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Number 1

The latest QILT Employer Satisfaction Survey ranked UOW number one in NSW and the ACT, with overall satisfaction of graduates at 89.6 per cent.

Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) 2019

Become one of the world's most employable graduates

At UOW, you'll develop real-world practical skills and content, not just theory. The latest QILT Employer Satisfaction Survey ranked employers’ overall satisfaction with UOW graduates at 89.6%, placing UOW 1st among NSW universities.

UOW’s strong links with industry will ensure that you graduate with the skills and attributes that are highly valued by employers in a wide variety of careers:

  • Advertising
  • Archiving and librarianship
  • Art historian
  • Arts production and management 
  • Business administration 
  • Consultancy
  • Content creator
  • Diplomacy
  • Editor
  • Foreign affairs and trade officer
  • Foreign correspondent
  • Government policy
  • Heritage specialist
  • Interpreting 
  • Journalism
  • Politics
  • Publishing
  • Researcher
  • Teacher
  • Tourism and hospitality
  • Translation
  • Writer

Read more: What can I do with my degree?

Meet Thomas

Studying French at university was a great opportunity to make the final push from proficient to fluent. I studied abroad in France and New Caledonia where I realised how important knowing another language is. Language can open so many professional doors and demonstrates to employers that you have a long-term vision and can work towards achieving a goal.Thomas CurranBachelor of Arts - Bachelor of International Studies (Dean's Scholar) Recipient of the Robert Hope Memorial Prize Graduate Research Officer in the Dep

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We sit down with history major Tasman Fitzer and Lecturer Dr Jen Roberts to talk about what they like about arts and humanities, and what to expect at UOW.

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