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Bachelor of Arts (B-ARTS) // Entry and participation requirements

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Entry requirements

1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed one of:

(a) the Victorian Certificate of Education including;
VCE Units 3 and 4 either a study score of at least 25 in English/English Language/Literature or a study score of at least 30 in English as an Additional Language;

(b) the International Baccalaureate Diploma including at least Grade 4 in English or English B (Standard Level or Higher Level);

(c) a senior secondary program, foundation studies program or equivalent approved by Academic Board including appropriate English language studies.
Except for applicants eligible for Access Melbourne minimum ATAR or equivalent overall performance rankings apply.

Meeting requirements does not guarantee selection.

2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider prior academic performance.

3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board Rules on the use of selection instruments.

4. For applications who have not completed the Victorian Certificate of Education or the International Baccalaureate Diploma, undergraduate English language requirements must be met.

Note. For applications through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre “middle band” selection adjustments are made only on the basis of eligibility for Access Melbourne.

Applicants intending to major in Economics are advised that mathematic requirements apply for this major: at least 25 in VCE Units 3 and 4 in IB Mathematics (Standard Level or Higher Level) or equivalent; VCE Further Mathematics or IB Mathematical Studies are not sufficient.

For information on admissions please visit: www.futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au

Core participation requirements

The inherent academic requirements for study in the Bachelor of Arts are:

  • the ability to attend classes and actively engage in both independent and group learning;
  • the ability to comprehend complex disciplinary and interdisciplinary information related to the courses taught in the faculty;
  • the ability to explain and evaluate complex concepts, theories and issues at work in a variety of texts;
  • the ability to clearly communicate a knowledge and application of humanities, social sciences and language principles and practices during assessment tasks.

Students must possess behavioural and social attributes that enable them to participate in a complex learning environment. They must take full responsibility for their own participation and learning and adhere to the expectations outlined in the Student Charter.

Students also contribute to the learning of other students in collaborative environments and must therefore demonstrate a wide range of interpersonal skills which consider the needs of other students. Assessment may include the outcomes of tasks completed in collaboration with other students. Integrity, concern for others, interpersonal skills, interest, and motivation are all personal qualities that are deemed necessary for students enrolled in the BA.

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and Faculty policy to take all reasonable steps to enable the participation of students with disabilities. Students who feel their disability will prevent them from participating in tasks involving these inherent academic requirements are encouraged to contact Disability Liaison. Adjustments can be provided to minimise the impact of a disability; however, students should participate in the course in an independent manner.