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.
A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 240 credit points (cp). All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.
POLITICAL SCIENCE - Complete 60cp from the following units. At least 30cp at 300 level must be passed to complete the Major:
POL101 Introduction to Australian Politics
POL120 Introduction to International Relations
POL249 Foundations of Western Civilization
POL285 Comparative Political Systems
POL321 Comparative Politics in Asia
POL350 Australian Public Policy
POL364 Case Studies in Asian Politics
POL372 Contemporary Global Issues (available from 2019)
POL374 War, Revolutions, and Terror (available from 2019)
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:
Modern Greek Language
Yolngu Languages and Culture
Indigenous Languages and Linguistics
Indigenous Cultural Resources
Charles Darwin University Highlights
Darwin, Northern Territory
Number of campuses
301 Million AUD
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:
Tuition Fee per year
25,328 – 33,480 AUD
28,104 - 34,680 AUD
Undergraduate associate degree
29,616 – 33,480 AUD
26,968 – 29,616 AUD
Graduate associate degree
25,328 – 28,104 AUD
The cost of living might vary for students in Darwin and Sydney. An estimate for both locations is provided below for reference:
Cost in Darwin (per week)
Cost in Sydney (per week)
Food and groceries
Gas and electricity
Phone and Internet
Car (if owned by students)
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
Scholarship application form
English language proficiency test scores: The minimum requirements for test scores are as follows: