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Charles Darwin University

Bachelor Of Arts In Literary Studies (warts1) in Charles Darwin University

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

About Bachelor Of Arts In Literary Studies (warts1) in Charles Darwin University

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

The minimum academic entry requirements for admissions to undergraduate degree is the completion of a qualification deemed equivalent to Australian Year 12 by the University's qualification assessment references. Applicants may also be required to satisfy specific course requirements such as a minimum overall grade score or prerequisite knowledge.

IELTS Academic Module - A minimum overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0; Australian Technology and Management College (ATMC) - Successful completion of English for Academic Purposes (EAP). Students will be required to sit an exit test on completion and achieve a score equivalent to IELTS overall 6.0; Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) - A minimum overall score of 169 with no skill below 169; Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency - A minimum overall grade of B2. Navitas Academic English - A minimum overall pass and 55% in Academic English 3; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module - A minimum overall score of 50 with no score lower than 50; TOEFL Internet based Test (iBT) - A minimum overall score of 60 and a minimum writing score of 21.

For more details, please visit university site.

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 tuition fees and other expenses at Charles Darwin University (CDU) can vary depending on the program and level of study. Here are some general estimates of the average tuition fees and other expenses for international students:

  1. Tuition fees: The annual tuition fees for international students can range from AUD 24,000 to AUD 39,000 depending on the program and level of study. Some programs, such as medicine, may have higher tuition fees.

  2. Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC): International students are required to have health insurance while studying in Australia. The cost of OSHC can range from AUD 500 to AUD 2,000 per year depending on the level of cover.

  3. Accommodation: The cost of accommodation can vary depending on the type and location of the accommodation. On-campus accommodation can range from AUD 230 to AUD 350 per week, while off-campus accommodation can range from AUD 150 to AUD 500 per week.

  4. Living expenses: The cost of living in Darwin can vary depending on the lifestyle and spending habits of the student. A rough estimate of living expenses, including food, transportation, and other expenses, is around AUD 18,000 to AUD 20,000 per year.

It is important to note that these are only estimates and the actual expenses may vary depending on the individual circumstances of the student. Make sure to check CDU's website for the specific tuition fees and other expenses for your chosen program.

For reference, the cost breakdown is shown below:

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
  • For college students in Darwin and Sydney, the cost of living may be different. Below is an estimate for both places as a guide:
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


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


$ 24,120