Bachelor of Arts - 2017

Please note: This course has recently undergone a major change. Please refer to Transition Arrangements for more information.

Course summary

Course summary - 2017

Level: Undergraduate
Qualification: Bachelor Degree
Number of units: 24 units to complete
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Please note: All Macquarie units are now available in Semesters. Please refer to the Key Dates page for further information.

Turn your passion into a career by exploring your interests in-depth and honing your skills and knowledge through our choice of 7 majors – Philosophy, English, Society and Culture, Ancient History, Modern History, Politics and Sociology.

Being a Macquarie University Bachelor of Arts student means you are not restricted to picking units from just one field – you are encouraged to extend your educational scope and study things that interest you to make your degree unique.

This holistic approach makes our graduates highly sought after by employers, as the degree ensures you develop strong capabilities in a range of areas such as problem solving, research skills, creative thinking and communication – skills essential for a successful, professional, civic and social life in the 21st century.

In 2016 the Macquarie unit codes have changed. All units previously studied under the old unit code will be recognized as equivalent.

Learning outcomes for this course are dependent on the selected major.

Please read Macquarie Bachelor of Arts Learning Outcomes  (PDF, 102 Kb)

Employment opportunities are in a range of industries depending on the major area of study taken during the degree. Arts graduates can be found working in diverse areas.

Graduates demonstrate skills and capabilities that are sought after by all employers, including creative problem solving, critical analysis, highly developed communication skills, flexibility and exposure to diverse cultural and intellectual backgrounds. Graduates are eligible for further study and may apply to enter Postgraduate studies offered by Macquarie University, through Open Universities Australia or on-campus.

If you are curious about several study areas and want to combine them in one degree, a Bachelor of Arts can be a pathway to a challenging career or an exciting new interest

To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place in this degree, you must be:

  • An Australian citizen residing in Australia for all or part of your studies; OR
  • A New Zealand citizen who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your study; OR
  • The holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your study

You must also meet the following requirements:

  • 4 OUA Undergraduate units at pass level from any OUA provider; OR
  • 2 OUA Undergraduate units at credit grade level from any OUA provider; OR
  • a competitive ATAR of 75 or equivalent  OP of 12

To learn more about Commonwealth supported places, including eligibility please see Commonwealth supported places. Once you are registered in the CSP BArts you will be contacted by Macquarie University with instructions on how to defer or pay your fees to Macquarie.

Please note: If you are not eligible for registration in a CSP degree you may be able to still register as a fee paying student. Further information can be obtained from Macquarie University at https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-admin-services.

 Macquarie University aspires to be an inclusive and supportive community of learners where all students are given the opportunity to meet their academic and personal goals. The University and OUA offer a comprehensive range of free and accessible student support services which include academic advice, counselling and psychological services, advocacy services and welfare advice, careers and employment, disability services and academic skills workshops amongst others.

All unit materials are delivered fully online. Students with special needs can apply for alternative assessment arrangements. Contact us at https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-admin-services.

This course is an OUA Pathways course, which means there is a recommended series of units that, once successfully completed, can be credited towards this course. To commence the Pathway for this course, simply select units from the Pathway stream below.

Students who aren't taking part in OUA Pathways are recommended to follow this study pattern:

  • Students are advised to complete Level 1 major units before studying Level 2 and Level 3 units
  • The Level 3 Capstone unit in a major must be the final unit in that area of study
  • A maximum of 10 Level 1 units (including the Major units, electives and the People and Planet units) may be included in this degree
  • The degree will normally be three years in duration for full-time students, but part-time students may take up to 10 years of continuous study to complete units towards the BA degree

Please Note: Registered students completing one of the previous years Bachelor of Arts streams or majors must follow the degree structure in place at the time/year of their Bachelor of Arts registration with Macquarie University.

On completion of admission you are bound by the University Terms and Conditions and must comply with present and future By-laws, Rules, Codes, and Policies, Procedures and Schedules of Macquarie University.

The degree will normally be three years in duration for full-time students, but part-time students may take up to 10 years of continuous study to complete units towards the BA degree.

To qualify for a Bachelor of Arts degree through Macquarie University students must meet the following requirements:

  • Students must complete 24 units of study, 15 of which must be Macquarie units;
  • Students must follow the degree structure in place in the year of registration in the degree.
  • a maximum of 10 Level 1 units;
  • a minimum of 6 Level 3 units;
  • 14 units across levels 2 and 3;
  • Students must complete one People unit and one Planet unit. Those units must be taken in two different faculties. Units listed as part of the qualifying major will not satisfy the people or planet unit requirement.
  • one SSK unit may be included.

Majors

Students can choose to study from seven BA Majors:

  1. Ancient History
  2. English
  3. Modern History
  4. Philosophy
  5. Politics
  6. Society and Culture
  7. Sociology

Electives

Students should check the information in their Major (structure provided at time of registration) for the total number of Macquarie and OUA electives they need to complete.

Level 1 units. As well as the Level 1 units from your Major

  • Select at least four other level 1 units offered by Macquarie University. This must include your People/Planet units if done at level 1.
  • Select up to 4 other level 1 units offered by any OUA provider, including Macquarie University.

Level 2 units. As well as the Level 2 units from your Major

  • Select at least two other level 2 units offered by Macquarie University. This must include your People/Planet units if done at level 2.
  • Select at least two other level 2 units offered by any OUA provider, including Macquarie University.

Level 3 units. As well as the Level 3 units from your Major

  • Select at least one other Level 3 unit offered by Macquarie University. This must include your People/Planet units if done at level 3.
  • Select at least one other level 3 unit offered by any OUA provider, including Macquarie University.

Macquarie electives are listed below. Other OUA electives can be selected from any OUA provider, provided prerequisites have been completed.

People and Planet units.

Students must complete one People unit and one Planet unit. Those units must be taken in two different faculties. Units listed, as part of a students qualifying major will not satisfy the people or planet unit requirement. See list of people and planet units below.

Total number of units to complete: 4 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Academic and Professional Communications
APC100 CUR SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Developing Research and Analytical Skills
COM15 GRF SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Text and Culture
CMM19 GRF SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Culture to Cultures
COM1551 CUR SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Critical Thinking
PHIX1371 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 Sem3

1 Students should only complete ONE of these units.

The Humanities Pathway is for students who have not completed prior University studies or are undecided where to start.

Total number of units to complete: 8 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Ancient History Capstone
AHIX3994 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Rome: From Republic to Empire
AHIX1101 MAQ - Sem2 -
Myth in the Ancient World
AHIX1401 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
The Archaeology of Ancient Israel and the Near East
AHIX1501 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
The Olympic Games, Ancient and Modern
AHIX2022 MAQ Coming in 2018
Ancient Greek A
AHIX2082 MAQ Sem1 - -
Latin A
AHIX2182 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
From Constantine to Justinian: Church and State in Late Antiquity
AHIX2212 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age
AHIX2412 MAQ Sem1 - -
The Roman Eastern Frontier
AHIX2422 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Pagans, Jews and Christians: Athens and Jerusalem
AHIX2532 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
The Dead Sea Scrolls: Context and Content
AHIX2542 MAQ Coming in 2018
Art and Architecture Through Roman Eyes
AHIX2652 MAQ - Sem2 -
Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
AHIX3203 MAQ - Sem2 -
Prehistory to Pompeii: Archaeology in Ancient Italy
AHIX3313 MAQ Sem1 - -
Sparta and Greece: Archaic and Classical
AHIX3353 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Animals in the Ancient World
AHIX3503 MAQ Sem1 - -

1 Complete 2 of these Level 1 units.
2 Complete 2 of these Level 2 units.
3 Complete 3 of these Level 3 units.
4 Complete the compulsory Capstone unit (AHIX399). It must be the last unit taken for this field of study.

Total number of units to complete: 8 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Textual Practices - Capstone Unit
ENGX3894 MAQ - Sem2 -
Literature and the Political
ENGX1081 MAQ - Sem2 -
Approaches to English Literature
ENGX1201 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Creative Writing 1: An Introduction
ENGX1211 MAQ Sem1 - -
Contemporary Literature
ENGX2032 MAQ Sem1 - -
Australian Literature
ENGX2052 MAQ - Sem2 -
Gothic Visions: From Sublime to Suburban Gothic
ENGX2062 MAQ Sem1 - -
Children's Literature
ENGX2092 MAQ - Sem2 -
Creative Writing 2: Concept and Practice
ENGX2332 MAQ - Sem2 -
Feminism and Literature
ENGX3063 MAQ Sem1 - -
Creative Writing 3: Narrative Fiction
ENGX3073 MAQ Sem1 - -
Shakespeare and the Renaissance
ENGX3093 MAQ Sem1 - -
Contemporary Australian Children's Literature
ENGX3103 MAQ Coming in 2019
Victorian Literary Culture
ENGX3143 MAQ - Sem2 -

1 Complete 2 of these Level 1 units.
2 Complete 2 of these Level 2 units.
3 Complete 3 of these Level 3 units.
4 Complete the compulsory Capstone unit (ENGX389). It must be the last unit taken for this field of study.

Total number of units to complete: 8 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Making History: Capstone Unit
MHIX3004 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
The Making of Australia
MHIX1091 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
The World Since 1945: An Australian Perspective
MHIX1141 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
An Introduction to Big History
MHIX1151 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 Sem3
After the Black Death: Europe 1348 - 1789
MHIX1211 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
ANZAC: Australians at War
MHIX2052 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 Sem3
War and Peace in World History
MHIX2112 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
The Age of Revolution: Europe from the Reign of Terror to the First World War
MHIX2212 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Australian History Since 1901
MHIX3023 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Twentieth-Century Europe
MHIX3213 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
From the Beats to Big Brother: Popular Culture Since the 1950s
MHIX3653 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -

1 Complete 2 of these Level 1 units.
2 Complete 2 of these Level 2 units.
3 Complete 3 of these Level 3 units.
4 Complete the compulsory Capstone unit (MHIX300). It must be the last unit taken for this field of study.

Total number of units to complete: 8 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Philosophy of Religion
PHIX2462 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Body and Mind
PHIX2622 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Philosophy Capstone
PHIX3834 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Mind and World
PHIX1311 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Happiness, Goodness and Justice
PHIX1321 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Critical Thinking
PHIX1371 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 Sem3
Business and Professional Ethics
PHIX2012 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Practical Ethics
PHIX2422 MAQ Sem1 - Sem3
Theories of Justice
PHIX3573 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Metaphysics
PHIX3583 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Film and Philosophy
PHIX3653 MAQ - Sem2 Sem3

1 Complete 1 of these Level 1 units.
2 Complete 3 of these Level 2 units (PHIX246 and PHIX262 are required to be taken).
3 Complete 3 of these Level 3 units.
4 Complete the compulsory Capstone unit (PHIX383). It must be the last unit taken for this field of study.

If you have completed PHIX363 Philosophy and Cognitive Science, you don't have to enrol into PHIX358 as PHIX363 will be counted towards your degree.

Total number of units to complete: 8 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Political Thought in Action
POIX3994 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Australian Politics in a Global Context
POIX1011 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Thinking Politically
POIX1071 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Introduction to Global Politics
POIX1081 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 Sem3
Contemporary Issues in Australian Politics: Race, Nation, Class and Gender
POIX2012 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Modern Political Thought
POIX2062 MAQ Coming in 2019
Australian Governments and Public Policy
POIX2072 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Middle-East Politics
POIX2782 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
International Political Conflict: Cold Wars and Hot Wars from 1945 to the Present
POIX2792 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Creating New States
POIX3043 MAQ Sem1 - -
Australian Foreign Policy
POIX3083 MAQ Sem1 - -
International Relations of the Middle East
POIX3223 MAQ - Sem2 -
United States Politics: Money, Culture, Power
POIX3923 MAQ - Sem2 -

1 Complete 2 of these Level 1 units.
2 Complete 2 of these Level 2 units.
3 Complete 3 of these Level 3 units.
4 Complete the compulsory Capstone unit (POIX399). It must be the last unit taken for this field of study.

Total number of units to complete: 8 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Living Culture
MECX1201 MAQ Sem1 - -
Seeing Culture: Politics of Visual Representation
MECX1211 MAQ - Sem2 -
Narrative Journalism
MECX2102 MAQ Sem1 - -
Visual Countercultures: Graffiti, Kitsch and Conceptual Art
MECX2232 MAQ - Sem2 -
Racialised Punishment and the Construction of Nation
MECX3213 MAQ Sem1 - -
Screening (Ab)normal Bodies
MECX3223 MAQ Sem1 - -
Genre Writing
MECX3403 MAQ - Sem2 -
Cultural Contexts: Communities and Cultures in Action
MECX3504 MAQ - Sem2 -

1 Complete 2 of these Level 1 units.
2 Complete 2 of these Level 2 units.
3 Complete 3 of these Level 3 units.
4 Complete the compulsory Capstone unit (MECX350). It must be the last unit taken for this field of study.

Total number of units to complete: 8 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Understanding Contemporary Societies
SOCX3254 MAQ - Sem2 -
Foundations in Gender Studies
GENX1101 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Australian Society
SOCX1751 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Sociology of Everyday Life
SOCX1801 MAQ - Sem2 -
Sociology of Media
SOCX2792 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Power, Difference and Recognition
SOCX2252 MAQ Sem1 - -
Theories of Modernity
SOCX2222 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Methods of Social Research
SOCX2242 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Science Society and Environment
SOCX2542 MAQ - Sem2 -
Human Services in the 21st Century: Care, Gender and Institutions
SOCX3223 MAQ Sem1 - -
The Sociology of the Public Sphere
SOCX3293 MAQ - Sem2 -
Naughty Boys, Bad Girls: Gender and Discipline at Home and at School
GENX3123 MAQ - Sem2 -
Love, Sex and Friendship
SOCX3153 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -

1 Complete 2 of these Level 1 units.
2 Complete 2 of these Level 2 units.
3 Complete 3 of these Level 3 units.
4 Complete the compulsory Capstone unit (SOCX325). It must be the last unit taken for this field of study.

Complete 1 unit from the following 15 units Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Myth in the Ancient World
AHIX140 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Human Evolution and Diversity
ANTX151 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Illness and Healing
ANTX202 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Literature and the Political
ENGX108 MAQ - Sem2 -
Foundations in Gender Studies
GENX110 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
An Introduction to Big History
MHIX115 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 Sem3
ANZAC: Australians at War
MHIX205 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 Sem3
War and Peace in World History
MHIX211 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Happiness, Goodness and Justice
PHIX132 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Critical Thinking
PHIX137 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 Sem3
Thinking Politically
POIX107 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Introduction to Global Politics
POIX108 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 Sem3
Creating New States
POIX304 MAQ Sem1 - -
Australian Society
SOCX175 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Love, Sex and Friendship
SOCX315 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -

Both the People or Planet units must be from outside your major field of study and from two different faculties.
People/Planet units are to be included in the Macquarie University electives at the relevant level.

Complete 1 unit from the following 1 unit Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Delusions and Disorders of the Mind and Brain
COGX101 MAQ - Sem2 -

Both the People or Planet units must be from outside your major field of study and from two different faculties.
People/Planet units are to be included in the Macquarie University electives at the relevant level.

Complete 1 unit from the following 1 unit Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Drugs Across Cultures
ANTX106 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -

Both the People or Planet units must be from outside your major field of study and from two different faculties.
People/Planet units are to be included in the Macquarie University electives at the relevant level.

Complete 1 unit from the following 1 unit Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Biological Basis of Behaviour
BIOX122 MAQ Sem1 - -

Both the People or Planet units must be from outside your major field of study and from two different faculties.
People/Planet units are to be included in the Macquarie University electives at the relevant level.

  Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Rome: From Republic to Empire
AHIX110 MAQ - Sem2 -
Myth in the Ancient World
AHIX140 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
The Archaeology of Ancient Israel and the Near East
AHIX150 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Drugs Across Cultures
ANTX106 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Human Evolution and Diversity
ANTX151 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Biological Basis of Behaviour
BIOX122 MAQ Sem1 - -
Delusions and Disorders of the Mind and Brain
COGX101 MAQ - Sem2 -
Literature and the Political
ENGX108 MAQ - Sem2 -
Approaches to English Literature
ENGX120 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Foundations in Gender Studies
GENX110 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Introductory Japanese I
JPNX101 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Introductory Japanese II
JPNX102 MAQ Coming in 2019
Living Culture
MECX120 MAQ Sem1 - -
Seeing Culture: Politics of Visual Representation
MECX121 MAQ - Sem2 -
The Making of Australia
MHIX109 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
The World Since 1945: An Australian Perspective
MHIX114 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
An Introduction to Big History
MHIX115 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 Sem3
After the Black Death: Europe 1348 - 1789
MHIX121 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Mind and World
PHIX131 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Happiness, Goodness and Justice
PHIX132 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Critical Thinking
PHIX137 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 Sem3
Introduction to Security Studies
PICX110 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Security in an Age of Risk
PICX111 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Strategy and Security in the Indo-Pacific Region
PICX112 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Terrorism in the 21st Century
PICX113 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Australian Politics in a Global Context
POIX101 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Thinking Politically
POIX107 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Introduction to Global Politics
POIX108 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 Sem3
Organisational Behaviour
PSYX130 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Introductory Spanish I
SLAX101 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Introductory Spanish II
SLAX102 MAQ Coming in 2019
Australian Society
SOCX175 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Sociology of Everyday Life
SOCX180 MAQ - Sem2 -
  Required Elective Optional
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
The Olympic Games, Ancient and Modern
AHIX202 MAQ Coming in 2018
Ancient Greek A
AHIX208 MAQ Sem1 - -
Latin A
AHIX218 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
From Constantine to Justinian: Church and State in Late Antiquity
AHIX221 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic Age
AHIX241 MAQ Sem1 - -
From Ur to Babylon: A History of Israel from Abraham to the Babylonian Exile
AHIX250 MAQ - Sem2 -
Pagans, Jews and Christians: Athens and Jerusalem
AHIX253 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
The Dead Sea Scrolls: Context and Content
AHIX254 MAQ Coming in 2018
Illness and Healing
ANTX202 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Psychological Anthropology
ANTX207 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Gothic Visions: From Sublime to Suburban Gothic
ENGX206 MAQ Sem1 - -
Children's Literature
ENGX209 MAQ - Sem2 -
Narrative Journalism
MECX210 MAQ Sem1 - -
Visual Countercultures: Graffiti, Kitsch and Conceptual Art
MECX223 MAQ - Sem2 -
ANZAC: Australians at War
MHIX205 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 Sem3
War and Peace in World History
MHIX211 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
The Age of Revolution: Europe from the Reign of Terror to the First World War
MHIX221 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Business and Professional Ethics
PHIX201 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Practical Ethics
PHIX242 MAQ Sem1 - Sem3
Philosophy of Religion
PHIX246 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Body and Mind
PHIX262 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Intelligence and Counter Intelligence
PICX210 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
National Security: Policy and Strategy
PICX211 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Modern Warfare
PICX212 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
National Resilience: Crisis Response and Emergency Management
PICX213 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Contemporary Issues in Australian Politics: Race, Nation, Class and Gender
POIX201 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Australian Governments and Public Policy
POIX207 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Middle-East Politics
POIX278 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
International Political Conflict: Cold Wars and Hot Wars from 1945 to the Present
POIX279 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Theories of Modernity
SOCX222 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Methods of Social Research
SOCX224 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Power, Difference and Recognition
SOCX225 MAQ Sem1 - -
Sociology of Media
SOCX279 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
  Required Elective Optional
To view the unit price, select the unit name. Check the box beside the unit to add it to your Study Cart.
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Unit name Code Provider Availability
Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
AHIX320 MAQ - Sem2 -
Prehistory to Pompeii: Archaeology in Ancient Italy
AHIX331 MAQ Sem1 - -
Sparta and Greece: Archaic and Classical
AHIX335 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Animals in the Ancient World
AHIX350 MAQ Sem1 - -
Ancient History Capstone
AHIX399 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Creative Writing 3: Narrative Fiction
ENGX307 MAQ Sem1 - -
Shakespeare and the Renaissance
ENGX309 MAQ Sem1 - -
Contemporary Australian Children's Literature
ENGX310 MAQ Coming in 2019
Victorian Literary Culture
ENGX314 MAQ - Sem2 -
Textual Practices - Capstone Unit
ENGX389 MAQ - Sem2 -
Naughty Boys, Bad Girls: Gender and Discipline at Home and at School
GENX312 MAQ - Sem2 -
Racialised Punishment and the Construction of Nation
MECX321 MAQ Sem1 - -
Screening (Ab)normal Bodies
MECX322 MAQ Sem1 - -
Genre Writing
MECX340 MAQ - Sem2 -
Cultural Contexts: Communities and Cultures in Action
MECX350 MAQ - Sem2 -
Making History: Capstone Unit
MHIX300 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Australian History Since 1901
MHIX302 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Twentieth-Century Europe
MHIX321 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
From the Beats to Big Brother: Popular Culture Since the 1950s
MHIX365 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Theories of Justice
PHIX357 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Philosophy Capstone
PHIX383 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Film and Philosophy
PHIX365 MAQ - Sem2 Sem3
Insecurity and Development
PICX310 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Cyber Security in Practice
PICX311 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Strategies of Political Violence
PICX313 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Creating New States
POIX304 MAQ Sem1 - -
Australian Foreign Policy
POIX308 MAQ Sem1 - -
International Relations of the Middle East
POIX322 MAQ - Sem2 -
United States Politics: Money, Culture, Power
POIX392 MAQ - Sem2 -
Political Thought in Action
POIX399 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Love, Sex and Friendship
SOCX315 MAQ Sem1 Sem2 -
Human Services in the 21st Century: Care, Gender and Institutions
SOCX322 MAQ Sem1 - -
Understanding Contemporary Societies
SOCX325 MAQ - Sem2 -
The Sociology of the Public Sphere
SOCX329 MAQ - Sem2 -

Macquarie University recognises formal, informal and non-formal learning to support an individual's lifelong learning goals. An application for RPL will need the following support:

Evidence for formal learning

1. Official Academic transcript including all grades, on an institution letterhead. If your supporting documents are in a language other than English, this must be accompanied by a certified English translation.

2. Unit/Subject outlines 

You need to supply a copy of the unit outline to support your request for exemption of units at Macquarie University.

Evidence for informal and non-formal learning

Suitable portfolio items e.g. Certificates from accredited courses, results from other non-credited courses, certificates and statements from employer courses or professional bodies, employment history and position descriptions, employers verifying your knowledge, skill and experience, details of community activities involving significant responsibilities, on-the-job assessment record, performance management reports etc.

To apply please refer to section F on the course application form or contact us at https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-admin-services for more information.

You will need to complete an application for RPL form and send to the OUA Program Manager at Macquarie University. There is no charge for Credit applications. For any further questions please contact Macquarie at https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-admin-services.

To request for a prerequisite waiver, please refer to Macquarie's website at https://ask.mq.edu.au/account/pub/display/non_award

Before we can tell you how you should apply for this degree, we need to know a couple of things about you

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Great! Now we just need to know about your eligibility to apply. Based on the academic eligibility criteria for this degree, tell us whether:
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Not eligible just yet? No worries. You can still start studying towards the degree - in fact, completing OUA units is the best way of becoming eligible. Once you've successfully completed the required units, you'll be ready to apply.

Enrolling in units
To get started, take a look at the Recommended study pattern in the Units in this course section. Then you can start adding units to your Study Cart. Once in the Study Cart, click the Enrol now button and follow the steps to enrol.

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Can I access a government loan for my fees?

You don't need to apply to study this degree - you can work towards the qualification by enrolling in units.

Enrolling in units
To get started, take a look at the Recommended study pattern in the Units in this course section. Then you can start adding units to your Study Cart. Once in the Study Cart, click the Enrol now button and follow the steps to enrol.

Select units

Students are eligible to register for the Macquarie Bachelor of Arts after successfully completing 2 OUA higher education units with a credit average or passing at least four units. These units can be completed with any OUA provider. Students must follow the degree structure in place at the time of their BA registration with the University. Registration is free for all students. Please see the Application tab for details on how to apply for CSP. If you are not eligible for CSP, please complete the non-CSP registration form (Application Form for Undergraduate Studies: Non-CSP and International Applicants).

Please contact us at https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-admin-services for further enquiries.

You can pay fees in one of two main ways:

Eligible OUA students can apply for loans through the Commonwealth government's Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP), which allows you to defer your fees. You pay back the loan through your taxes once your income reaches a certain level.

There are currently two types of loan:

Loan scheme Who can access it? When can I use it? How do I find out more?
Course loan
(HECS-HELP)
  • Australian citizens
    OR
  • Permanent humanitarian visa holders

After you've been admitted into an application course. (That's why we call it a course loan.)

If you complete units from different universities, each university will ask you to apply for HECS-HELP.

Find out more about
HECS-HELP
Unit loan
(FEE-HELP)
  • Australian citizens who will undertake, in Australia,
    at least one unit of study
    contributing to their course
    OR
  • Permanent humanitarian
    visa holders who will be
    resident in Australia for the
    duration of their unit
    OR
  • Permanent visa holders who
    are undertaking bridging study
    for overseas-trained professionals
    , and will be
    resident in Australia for the
    duration of their study

When you enrol in OUA units without having been admitted into an application course.

If you're studying OUA units to become eligible to apply for this course, we recommend using FEE-HELP for them. Once you've completed the units to the required standard you can apply for the course and, once admitted, switch to the course loan (HECS-HELP).

Find out more about
FEE-HELP
You can pay your fees upfront - in full at the beginning of a unit - using:
  • Credit card (Visa and MasterCard)
  • Cheque
  • Money order

You should make cheques and money orders payable to 'Open Universities Australia' and send them to:
Open Universities Australia
GPO Box 5387
Melbourne 3001
Australia

In 2016 the Macquarie unit codes have changed. All units previously studied under the old unit code will be recognized as equivalent.

You must follow the structure in the year of registration. Retired units that have been completed will be counted towards the degree.

Please contact Macquarie at https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-admin-services if you require another copy of your degree structure.

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