Credit points


Minimum duration

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time.

Approved locations

  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • North Sydney
  • Strathfield


*Only offered for International students in Melbourne Semester 1 2024

*Not offered semester 2 in Melbourne 2024

EFTSL value of units : All 10cp units in this course have an EFTSL value of 0.125. Units with a credit point (cp) value of a multiple of 10 have corresponding EFTSL values.

Admission requirements

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

International applicants must also meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

New South Wales

Assumed knowledge: 2 units of English (any) (Band 3)


Prerequisites: English (Units 3 & 4, C)


Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English.

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2024 Admission.

Completion requirements

To qualify for the degree a student must complete 240 credit points consisting of:

a.60 cp from Arts Specified units (Part A)

b.50 cp from Laws Specified units (Part B)

c.40 cp from Philosophy Specified units (Part C)

d.60 cp from Elective units* (Part D)

e.20 cp from Core Curriculum units (Part E)

f.10 cp from Community Engagement unit (Part F)

 * Students may take other electives relevant to their professional context with the approval of the Course Coordinator.

Exit points

A student who has met the requirements of one of the following awards may exit with that qualification:

  • Certificate in Liberal Arts
  • Diploma in Liberal Arts

Progression requirements

Students are required to follow the pattern of unit enrolment set out in the relevant Course Enrolment Guide, unless otherwise approved by the Course Coordinator. In all aspects of progress through the course, students will be advised by the Course Coordinator.

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Schedule of unit offerings

Complete exactly 60 credit points from the following:

  • HIST106Australian Indigenous Peoples Past and Present10 CP
  • HIST251Human Rights in History10 CP
  • POLS213Security, Terrorism and Human Rights10 CP
  • POLS309World Politics and Justice10 CP
  • SOCS101Global Society and Change10 CP
  • SOCS300Power Wealth and Welfare: Social Issues and Policy10 CP

Complete exactly 50 credit points from the following:

  • LHRG103Legal Institutions and Human Rights10 CP
  • LHRG111Human Rights and Indigenous People10 CP
  • LHRG203Australian Human Rights Law and Policy10 CP
  • LHRG207Human Rights and Criminal Justice10 CP
  • LHRG303International Humanitarian Law10 CP

Complete exactly 40 credit points from the following:

  • PHIL104Introduction to Ethics10 CP
  • PHIL202Justice, Authority and Human Rights10 CP
  • PHIL225The Ground and Nature of Rights10 CP
  • PHIL324Human Rights: Contemporary Moral Issues10 CP

Complete exactly 60 credit points from the following:

  • DVST101Humanitarian Work and Aid10 CP
  • DVST200Refugees and Forced Migration10 CP
  • GEOG214Sustainability: The Global Challenge10 CP
  • GEOG216Climate Change: Past, Present and Future10 CP
  • GEOG217Political Geography: Borders, Migration and Conflict10 CP
  • GEOG310Sustainable Cities and Communities10 CP
  • HIST115Global History: Six Degrees of Separation10 CP
  • HIST208Fascism10 CP
  • HIST214Immigrants and Refugees in Australian History10 CP
  • HIST218Oral History: Australian Women's Voices10 CP
  • HIST256War and Peace10 CP
  • HIST257To Protect or Punish? Childhood and Youth in History10 CP
  • HIST267Diasporas and Journeys: Migration in World History10 CP
  • HIST327Settler Colonies in Indigenous Lands10 CP
  • LHRG106Human Rights and Business Regulation10 CP
  • LHRG211The Australian Constitution and Human Rights10 CP
  • LHRG311Intellectual Property and Human Rights10 CP
  • PHIL201Issues in Bioethics10 CP
  • PHIL204Knowledge, Rationality and Scepticism10 CP
  • PHIL215Early Modern Philosophy10 CP
  • PHIL224Ancient Greek Philosophy10 CP
  • POLS211The Dragon Awakens: China and the New World10 CP
  • POLS214The Nature of Democracy10 CP
  • POLS216Populism in the 21st Century: From Brexit to Trump and Beyond10 CP
  • POLS217Religion and World Politics10 CP
  • POLS218Authoritarianism in the 21st Century10 CP
  • POLS219Post-Colonial and Non-Western Politics10 CP
  • SOCS202Culture: Rights, Representation, Resistance10 CP
  • SOCS207Meaning of Life: Researching Qualitatively10 CP
  • SOCS209Race and Ethnicity: Australian and Global Perspectives10 CP
  • SOCS239Sociology of Gender and Sexuality10 CP
  • SOCS243Global Health10 CP
  • SOCS302People Count: Researching Globally with Quantitative Methods10 CP
  • THEL215All Roads Lead to: Mapping Laudato Si' and UN Sustainable Development Goals10 CP

Students may take other electives relevant to their professional context with the approval of the Course Coordinator.

Complete exactly 20 credit points from the following:

  • UNCC100Self and Community: Exploring the Anatomy of Modern Society10 CP
  • PHCC102Being Human10 CP
  • PHCC104Ethics and the Good Life10 CP
  • UNCC300Justice and Change in a Global World10 CP
  • PHCC320The Just Society10 CP

Complete exactly 10 credit points from the following:

Course map

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Always check your Course Enrolment Guide before you finalise your enrolment.

Course maps are subject to change.

Commencing Semester 1

  • Elective unitsElective

    POLS101 must be taken as Elective in Year 1 to meet prerequisite requirements for POLS213

    10 cp
  • Elective unitsElective10 cp
  • Laws Specified unitsLHRG103Legal Institutions and Human Rights10 cp
  • Philosophy Specified unitsPHIL104Introduction to Ethics10 cp
  • Arts Specified units SOCS101 Global Society and Change 10 cp
  • Arts Specified unitsHIST106Australian Indigenous Peoples Past and Present10 cp
  • Laws Specified units LHRG111 Human Rights and Indigenous People 10 cp
  • Core Curriculum unitsCore Curriculum unit 1See the ACU Core Curriculum page for more details.10 cp

Commencing Semester 2

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