Combined Bachelor’s

Human Rights and Arts

Equip yourself for the challenges of the 21st century with our combined bachelor’s degree in Human Rights and Arts. You’ll graduate with two degrees in just four years, a Bachelor of Human Rights where you will take a defined study plan and a Bachelor of Arts where you’ll choose a major from a wide range of options.

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Combined Bachelor Human Rights and Arts 

Quick details

Course code
TISC code
February and July
4 years
Minimum ATAR or equivalent
English Language Competence and any prerequisites indicated against your chosen individual majors.

Related study areas


Why study this course?

UWA is the only university in Western Australia that affords undergraduate students the opportunity to undertake a full program of study in human rights. Combining this with the Arts will equip you to think holistically, developing an enhanced awareness of relationships – with oneself, others and the world. You will graduate with two qualifications, having cut two years off the time it takes you to study two degrees. If you decide either degree isn't right for you, you can exit one and complete the other.

What will I learn?

Human Rights provides an understanding about real-world human rights challenges from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives. The Bachelor of Human Rights will give you the capacity to approach complex social and political problems from a range of perspectives.
Combine this with a Bachelor of Arts where you will cultivate your passions while developing transferable skills that are essential in every industry and can never be automated – they’ll set you apart from the competition and prepare you for a future-proof career. 

Course structure

You can combine the Human Rights (Extended Major) from the Bachelor of Human Rights with a wide range of undergraduate majors from the Bachelor of Arts.

You can also include minors and elective units in your degree. Learn more about what makes up your degree with Our Courses Explained.

Careers and employability

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Human Rights and Bachelor of Arts are well placed for the job market. Their ability to apply human rights principles towards contentious social and political questions as well as their strong communication and critical thinking skills provide them with the tools that employers are looking for.

Potential jobs

  • Advocacy
  • Community Development
  • Diplomacy
  • Human Services
  • International Development
  • Journalism
  • Politics
  • Public Service

Fees and scholarships

Domestic Students - Full Fee Paying (FFP) & Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP)

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points (courses may teach up to 72 points in a year).

For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course type to find out more.

Student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For a fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”. Annual fees are subject to annual indexation.

Course credit points
Average annual fee - 2024

Typical fee range - 2024
$4,445 - $16,323

Domestic students who are eligible for a Commonwealth-supported place can use the HECS-HELP loan scheme to pay their tuition fees.


International Students - onshore

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course credit points - 2024
Total course fee - 2024



Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Admission requirements

To be considered for this course you need to:

  • achieve a minimum ATAR of 87 or equivalent
  • demonstrate English language competence
  • satisfying any prerequisites for your preferred majors (refer to individual major descriptions for prerequisite details)

We offer a number of other pathways for you to gain entry into our undergraduate degrees if you do not meet the standard admission requirements. Find out the admissions pathways for School Leavers and Non-School Leavers.

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You can apply now directly to UWA.

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