Bachelor of Arts Extended

4 years full-time (part-time study options available)
Honours available
Parkville campus
Available to Domestic students
Semester 1/Semester 1 & 2/Flexible entry
VTAC code: 3800538921

The Bachelor of Arts (Extended) provides a pathway for motivated and aspiring Indigenous students. It is a four-year Arts degree which includes a year of bridging subjects to ensure success in the most prestigious Arts degree in Australia. A key element of the Bachelor of Arts (Extended) is that this program is residential – students live in University residential colleges and benefit from all the extra support that colleges provide. Additional support services are available for all students through Murrup Barak, the Melbourne Institute of Indigenous Development and Murrup Barak Indigenous Student Programs.

Key features

  • Ranked #1 in Australia and #21 in the world for English Language and Literature (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017)
  • More than 30 areas of specialisation available, including languages, psychology, economics and media and communications
  • Teaching and research excellence from internationally renowned researchers and leading practitioners in their fields
  • Most popular degree in Victoria (Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre 2015).

Majors (focus your undergraduate degree)

There are more than 30 areas of study and hundreds of subjects to choose from – from Australian Indigenous Studies to History, Psychology, Media and Communications, Languages, Criminology, Political Science and International Studies, Philosophy, and many more. The following disciplines can be studied as a major or a minor:

Entry requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Extended

Clearly-in Rank 2018
Range of criteria used for selection Guide only

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in 2018. i

The Clearly-in Rank should be used as a guide for entry. It is not set in advance and may vary from year to year. The Clearly-in Rank is determined by the number of places available, the number of applicants listing the course as a preference and the academic achievement of those applicants.

Access Melbourne 2018
50.00 Guaranteed entry

Access Melbourne allows you to be considered below the Clearly-in Rank. Guaranteed entry is available to eligible students from a rural area or disadvantaged financial background. i

Access Melbourne can help you gain a place in a course, even if your ATAR is below the Clearly-in Rank. Eligible students must apply through Access Melbourne and meet prerequisites.

Find out more about Access Melbourne

Minimum ATAR 2018
50.00 Guide only i

You must achieve the minimum ATAR (if indicated) to be considered for entry to this degree. The Clearly-in Rank may be above the Minimum ATAR, depending on the demand for the course and the number of places available.


Units 3 & 4: A study score of at least 20 in English (any).

This specialised degree is for talented Indigenous Australians who may not meet the regular Bachelor of Arts entry requirements. It includes integrated support and academic skills subjects alongside our popular Arts program.


All domestic undergraduate students enrol in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), which is subsidised by the Australian Government. Students pay a contribution amount that is determined by the Australian Government, based on the subjects undertaken. More details on fees and student contribution amounts.

Credit/Advanced standing

If you have completed post-secondary study, you may be eligible for credit/advanced standing towards your studies at the University. Find out more

Pathway options

Once you've graduated from the University of Melbourne’s Bachelor of Arts, you can choose to gain a professional qualification in one of the following areas of the arts or humanities:

Alternatively, you can gain a professional qualification in one of the following areas: