Bachelor of Advanced Humanities (Western Civilisation) (Honours)
The University of Queensland - St Lucia

Course outline

Aimed at high-achievers, this stimulating and challenging program exposes students to contemporary thinking in the humanities. With a focus on the practical application of the humanities to real world problems, students will graduate equipped to be at the centre of debates about our future.
With a strong focus on group work and collaboration students will enhance their verbal and written communication skills – making them highly employable in a range of areas and industries.
Embedded in this degree, the extended major in Western Civilisation immerses students in a creative and diverse curriculum with a strong critical focus on the key intellectual movements which have shaped Western Civilisation from antiquity to the current day. Students read, study and critique major works of literature, art, music, politics, law, and religion, and develop an understanding of the dynamic interplay of social, historical and aesthetic forces that have contributed to evolving conceptions of the West. For more information, visit Bachelor of Advanced Humanities (Hons) at UQ.


The course includes an industry or community mini-internship, an orientation camp before the start of classes in the first semester of first year, and a student-organised conference in the final year of study. A Global Experience option is also available in the second year.


Western Civilisation

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for UQ and for this course, refer to UQ’s website.


English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C)

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

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Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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As this is a new course, Semester 1, 2024 information is not available.

Career opportunities

This program prepares graduates for a range of careers that complement any industry. Their research training and critical thinking will give them an edge in rapidly changing work environments, where logical reasoning, creative thinking and good communication skills are essential.

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025

CSP/$13410 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree with honours
Study Area
Humanities and social sciences
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

4 years Full time or 8 years Part time