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Charles Darwin University

Bachelor Of Arts In Literary Studies (warts1)

  • Duration : Jul/Mar
  • Intake : Full Time- 3 year
  • Level : Undergraduate
  • Tuition & fees : $ 24,120 Per Year
  • IELTS : 6.0
  • TOEFL : 60
  • PTE : 50

About this course

The Bachelor of Arts provides graduates with the ability to understand and study human society, culture and the creative arts. This course develops high levels of written and oral communication and prepares graduates for a range of discipline pathways including research training at honours and postgraduate level. The Course is available for both external and internal modes of studies.

Students will have the opportunity to develop skills in a range of specializations providing graduates with distinctive qualifications that lead to interesting and rewarding careers; with the opportunity to gain employment in the public service sector; federal, state and Territory; private and industry sectors.

Building on the University's unique location in northern Australia, adjacent to Southeast Asia; employment opportunities also include government, land councils, museums, non-government agencies and the corporate sector, particularly where these organizations engage with central and northern Australia and Asia.

Course Structure

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 240 credit points (cp). All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

LITERARY STUDIES - Complete 60cp from the following units. At least 30cp at 300 levels must be passed to complete the Major:

LIT103 Creative Practice in a Digital Context

LIT104 Introduction to Australasian Literature

LIT203 Workshop in Creative Writing: Poetics (available from 2019)

LIT204 Workshop in Creative Writing: Fiction

LIT205 Guilty Reading: Topic in Popular Genres (available from 2019)

LIT302 Independent Study in Creative Practice (repeatable)

LIT303 Independent Study in Academic Research (repeatable)

LIT304 Advanced Creative Writing


Students are required to complete one of the following three (3) options.

Option 1: Single Major

Complete (at least) 60cp meeting all the requirements from only ONE of the Majors outlined below (not applicable for the Extended Major). At least 30cp at 300 level must be passed to complete a Major.

Option 2: Double Major

Complete 60cp meeting all the requirements from ONE of the Majors outlined below, AND 60cp meeting all the requirements from ONE OTHER of the Majors outlined below. At least 30cp at 300 level must be passed, in each, to complete the Double Major.

Option 3: Extended Major

Complete 120cp from ONE of the extended Majors below. At least 30cp at 300 level must be passed to complete the Extended Major.

Students can also choose other options below:

Single Majors

  • Communications
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Chinese Language
  • Indonesian Language
  • Modern Greek Language
  • Yolngu Languages and Culture
  • Indigenous Languages and Linguistics
  • Indigenous Policy
  • Indigenous Cultural Resources

Extended Major

  • Hellenic Studies
  • Indonesian Studies

Charles Darwin University Highlights

Type Public
Campus setting Urban
Establishment year 2003
Location Darwin, Northern Territory
Number of campuses 5
Annual Endowment 301 Million AUD
Academic staff 580
Total students 20124
International students 17.5%
Graduate Employment 83.39%
Mode of program On campus/ Online/ Full time/ Part time

Charles Darwin University Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses

  • The cost of attendance for students at Charles Darwin University comprises the tuition fee per course and the cost of living.
  • The Department of Home Affairs has estimated the cost of living for an individual to study in Australia on student visa as 21,041 AUD.
  • The cost break up has been tabulated below for reference:
Program Tuition Fee per year
Bachelor’s degree 25,328 – 33,480 AUD
Master’s degree 28,104 - 34,680 AUD
Undergraduate associate degree 29,616 – 33,480 AUD
Undergraduate diploma 26,968 – 29,616 AUD
Graduate associate degree 25,328 – 28,104 AUD
Graduate diploma 32760 AUD
  • The cost of living might vary for students in Darwin and Sydney. An estimate for both locations is provided below for reference:
Expense Cost in Darwin (per week) Cost in Sydney (per week)
Food and groceries 80-280 AUD 80-280 AUD
Gas and electricity 35-140 AUD 35-140 AUD
Phone and Internet 20-55 AUD 20-55 AUD
Transportation 7 AUD 30-55 AUD
Car (if owned by students) 150-260 AUD 150-260 AUD
Entertainment expenses 80-150 AUD 80-150 AUD
Accommodation expenses 175-227.50 AUD 283-750 AUD

Charles Darwin University Application Process

To apply for admission to Charles Darwin University, international students must fulfill minimum eligibility criteria and submit proof of English language proficiency. The University provides International Pathway programs for students who do not meet the minimum language requirements.

How to Apply?

The process for international student admission to Charles Darwin University has been described below:

Application portal: Online Application or apply through an agent

Application fee: Not required

Admission Requirements: The following documents must be submitted along with the application for admission:

  • Completed application form
  • Certified copies of transcripts/ certificates with English translation (if required)
  • Copy of passport
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume
  • Scholarship application form
  • English language proficiency test scores: The minimum requirements for test scores are as follows:
Exam Minimum Requirements for undergraduates Minimum Requirements for graduates
IELTS Overall 6.0, no band less than 6.0 Overall 6.5, no band less than 6.0
TOEFL - IBT Overall 60, writing score 21 Overall 79, writing score 21
PTE 50 58

Know more about Studying in Australia

Tuition Fees in Australia (1st Year Average) BE/Btech: AUD 29109 | MBA: AUD 35139 | MS: AUD 36803 | BBA: AUD 28693 | MEng: AUD 39298 | BSc: AUD 34307 | MIM: AUD 39298 | MFin: AUD 35347 | MArch: AUD 37218 | BHM: AUD 28693 | MIS: AUD 35347 | MEM: AUD 43040
Average Accomodation & Food Costs in Australia AUD 1680 Per Month Approx
Entrance Exams in Australia TOEFL: 77 | IELTS: 6.5 | PTE: 57 | GRE: 300 | GMAT: 600
Work and Study in Australia Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.
Post Study Work Permit in Australia 2 Year after graduation depending on the course.
Cost of Student Visa in Australia AUD 620
Student Visa in Australia The subclasses for the visa were reduced to two from the eight for convenience. The two visa subclasses are Subclass 500 (for students) and Subclass 590 (For Student Guardian).
Intakes in Australia There are Two Main Intakes in Australia: February and July.
Top Job Sectors in Australia Health Care and Social Assiastance, Construction, Education, Manufacturing, Public Administration and Safety, Transport & Logistics, etc.
Economy in Australia 1.7% (2019e) 2.3% (2020e), 10th Largest in the World by Nominal
Fees components - (1st year Fees and expense)

Tuition & fees :

$ 24,120


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