Advanced Coursework

Requirements for the Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Coursework)

The Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Coursework) is available in the following pathways:

  • Business
  • Humanities#
  • Science
  • Social Sciences#

To qualify for the award of the Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Coursework), a student must complete 48 credit points comprising:

  • a minimum of 24 credit points of 4000-level advanced coursework units of study, including 12 to 36 credit points of 4000-level advanced coursework project units, from the relevant Table A (i.e. Business, Humanities, Social Sciences or Science);
  • any additional elective units of study from the Table S 4000-level elective units required to make up the 48 credit points total.

Students enrolled in the standalone Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Coursework) should disregard the pre-requisites attached to the units within the Units of Study tables, as these will be waived.

Students requiring any advice regarding selection for units of study or to seek special permission to enrol in other units of study should contact the Student Centre.

#Additional requirements for the Humanities and Social Sciences Pathways

Students enrolled in the Humanities or Social Sciences pathways are required to complete 24 credit points from a single subject area of study, as specified in the relevant Table A and based on the major(s) they completed in their qualifying bachelor degree.

The single subject areas available in the Humanities pathway are:

Single subject area

Relevant majors

Languages and cultures

Arabic Language and Cultures; Chinese Studies; French and Francophone Studies; Germanic Studies; Biblical Studies and Classical Hebrew; Indonesian Studies; Italian Studies; Japanese Studies; Korean Studies; Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies; Spanish and Latin American Studies; American Studies; Asian Studies; European Studies; International Comparative Literature Studies and Translation Studies or equivalent majors.

Literature, art and media

Art History; Digital Cultures; English; Film Studies; Linguistics; Theatre and Performance Studies or equivalent majors.

Philosophy and historical inquiry

Ancient History; Cultural Studies; Gender Studies; History; Philosophy or equivalent majors.

The single subject areas available in the Social Sciences pathway are:

Single subject area

Relevant major

Social and political sciences

Anthropology; Criminology; International Relations; Political Economy; Politics; Sociology; Socio-Legal Studies or equivalent majors.


Agricultural and Resource Economics; Economics; Econometrics; Financial Economics; Economic Policy or equivalent majors.