Bachelor of Art Theory/Bachelor of Social Research and Policy




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
The Bachelor of Art Theory Bachelor of Social Research and Policy (BArtTh BSRP) is a 4½ year dual award program which combines the focused study of the visual arts and visual culture with an education in the social sciences, and social research and policy. The BArtTh component will provide graduates with:
A rigorous understanding of art, design and media history and theory;
A capacity to make informed critical judgments about various forms of contemporary and historical visual culture;
An understanding of the global dimensions of visual and artistic forms
An understanding of art, design and media in the context of their exhibition and display
A capacity to undertake research in art history and visual culture
The aims of the UNSW Bachelor of Social Research and Policy are:
To develop students i creative thinking and their capacity to evaluate ideas and policy problems critically.
To provide skills in undertaking social research, including collecting and analysing data concerning issues and problems particularly in an applied policy setting.
To stimulate informed community and academic debate, and contribute to enlightened policy-making through excellence in professional practice.
To develop students' capacity to contribute to, and work within, the local, national and international community in an ethical way.
To provide familiarity with the theories, bodies of knowledge and methods of social research and explanations that constitute one or more fields of study in social science.
To provide an understanding of the interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary nature of social science.
Area(s) of Specialisation
Art History and Theory
Development Studies
Environmental Humanities
Human Resource Management
Indigenous Studies
International Business
International Relations
Media, Culture and Technology
Social Research and Policy
Sociology and Anthropology


Which department am I in? Faculty of Art and Design

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

English Language Requirements: IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest); TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT): 90 overall (min. 23 in writing, 22 in reading, listening and speaking); TOEFL - Paper-based Test (PBT) 577 overall (min. 5.0 in TWE); Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic - 64 overall (min. 54 in each subtest); Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - 180 overall (min.180 in each subtest; Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - 176 overall (min.169 in each subtest).

Entry Requirement For International Student

Applicants can have a high school studies or foundation studies recognized prior study and a university transfer. They must also satisfy the following English language requirements: TOEFL (IBT): 90 overall with a minimum score of 23 in writing, 22 in reading, listening and speaking; TOEFL (PBT): 577 overall with a minimum score of 5.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE); University English Entry Course (UEEC): successful completion of the UEEC with a grade of C plus and a minimum score of 20 in the writing component; PTE (Academic) - Pearson Test of English academic: 64 overall (min. 54 in each subtest); Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): B grade; Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): A grade; successful completion of the ANU College Access Program with a minimum of 70 per cent overall.

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Trinity College - The University of Melbourne
UNSW Foundation Studies

Full Time (4.5 years)

US$22,476.00 per year

26 February 2018, 23 July 2018, 18 February 2019

Paddington Campus Corner of Oxford St and Greens Road, Paddington, PADDINGTON, New South Wales, 2021, SYDNEY, Australia