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Ranked 1st in WA for Psychology, Social Science and Management and History, and in the World's Top 100 for Archaeology and English Language and Literature (QS 2019)
Home of the Chair of Australian History, the Chair of Australian Literature and three chairs in Rock Art Studies
First ARC Centre of Excellence ever awarded to the Arts
Majors and popular combinations
Tailor your degree by exploring your career path or interest area in your first year, before selecting one or two majors in your second year. It's a unique feature of our course model and the best part is, it won't cost any extra or take longer to complete your degree.
Bachelor of Arts
UWA's Bachelor of Arts is one of the most diverse degrees in Western Australia, with a wide range to choose from including Criminology and Gender Studies.
- Anthropology and Sociology
- Asian Studies
- Chinese Studies
- Classics and Ancient History
- Communication and Media Studies
- English and Literary Studies
- French Studies
- Gender Studies
- German Studies
- History of Art
- Human Geography and Planning
- Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage
- Indonesian Studies
- Italian Studies
- Japanese Studies
- Korean Studies
- Law and Society
- Music: Electronic Music and Sound Design
- Music General Studies
- Music Studies
- Political Science and International Relations
- Psychology in Society
- Spanish Studies
- Work and Employment Relations
Bachelor of Philosophy, Politics and Economics
UWA's Bachelor of Philosophy, Politics and Economics is a challenging and rigorous course of study which equips students to engage with these issues from a uniquely interdisciplinary perspective.
Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Gain the lifelong, transferable skills employers are seeking with one of Western Australia's most diverse degrees. Honours study develops your knowledge and skills as an independent researcher under the supervision of a member of staff with expertise in your chosen area.
Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
The Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) is an inspiring, holistic four-year degree comprising a three-year bachelor’s (chosen from UWA’s Arts, Biomedical Science, Commerce or Science degrees) and a fourth year of honours.
Diploma in Modern Languages
The Diploma in Modern Languages provides you with the opportunity to study language units concurrently with a UWA undergraduate degree. Languages available include Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish. There are no prerequisites for entry to this course, as all languages can be taken at introductory or intermediate level, and some languages can be studied at near-native speaker level.
Apply for the diploma at the time of enrolling in your degree or after a semester or two of study. A diploma normally adds one year (two semesters) to the duration of your degree.
Become an expert in your chosen field by taking your skills and qualifications to new heights after completing your undergraduate degree. With a UWA postgraduate degree, you can learn from reputable thought leaders and build strong, life-long connections.
Originally I chose an Asian Studies unit as an elective to complement my other study areas. I found looking into the cultural aspects of societies and studying the reasons why people interact in specific ways due to their cultural backgrounds fascinating. I decided to continue studying Asian Studies because of this reason. Georgia Watterson
Learn from the best
Professor Hélène Jaccomard
Professor Hélène Jaccomard is a multilingual lecturer and researcher in the School of Humanities within the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education.Read more
Professor Susan Broomhall
Susan Broomhall is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow and Professor of History, researching the medieval and early modern world.Read more
Professor Tony Hughes-d'Aeth
Professor Tony Hughes-d'Aeth is Chair in Australian Literature, Discipline Chair for English and Literary Studies at UWA, and is the Director of the Westerly Centre.Read more