• Current rules
    • Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Education
      • Bachelor of Letters [BP501]

        1. These rules are the Bachelor of Letters Course Rules.

        Terms Used

        2. The Glossary provides an explanation of the terms used in these rules.

        Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

        3.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

        (2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

        Academic Conduct Essentials, Communication and Research Skills And Indigenous Studies Essentials module

        4.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in an undergraduate degree course of the University for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module), Communication and Research Skills (the CARS module) and Indigenous Studies Essentials (the ISE module) in the teaching period in which they are first enrolled.

        (2) A student must successfully complete the ACE module within the first teaching period of their enrolment. Failure to complete the module within this timeframe will result in the student's unit results from this teaching period being withheld. These results will continue to be withheld until students avail themselves of a subsequent opportunity to achieve a passing grade in the ACE module. In the event that students complete units in subsequent teaching periods without completing the ACE module, these results will similarly be withheld. Students will not be permitted to submit late review or appeal applications regarding results which have been withheld for this reason and which they were unable to access in the normally permitted review period.

        (3) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the CARS module or the ISE module is not required to repeat the relevant module.

        Admission requirements

        5 To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have a Bachelor of Arts or other relevant degree from UWA.

        Admission ranking and selection

        6. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

        Course structure

        7 The Undergraduate Bachelor's degree consists of:

        (a) 96 credit points (normally 16 units), which will include:

        (i) a degree-specific major chosen from the list below:

        (1) MJD-ARCGY Archaeology

        (2) MJD-ASSTD Asian Studies

        (3) MJD-CLANH Classics and Ancient History

        (4) MJD-CRIMN Criminology

        (5) MJD-EGCST English and Literary Studies

        (6) MJD-ENTIN Enterprise and Innovation

        (7) MJD-FNART Fine Arts

        (8) MJD-GNWST Gender Studies

        (9) MJD-GLBUS Global Business

        (10) MJD-HISTY History

        (11) MJD-HYART History of Art

        (12) MJD-INKHH Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage

        (13) MJD-LWSOC Law and Society

        (14) MJD-LINGO Linguistics

        (15) MJD-MEMSD Music: Electronic Music and Sound Design

        (16) MJD-MSTGM Music General Studies

        (17) MJD-MUSST Music Studies

        (18) MJD-PHILY Philosophy

        (19) MJD-WKERL Work and Employment Relations

        (20) MJD-FRNHA French Studies

        (21) MJD-FRNHB French Studies

        (22) MJD-FRNHI French Studies

        (23) MJD-GRMNA German Studies

        (24) MJD-GRMNB German Studies

        (25) MJD-GRMNI German Studies

        (26) MJD-ITLNA Italian Studies

        (27) MJD-ITLNB Italian Studies

        (28) MJD-ITLNI Italian Studies

        (29) MJD-SPNHB Spanish Studies

        (30) MJD-CHNSA Chinese Studies

        (31) MJD-CHNSB Chinese Studies

        (32) MJD-CHNSI Chinese Studies

        (33) MJD-CHNSP Chinese Studies

        (34) MJD-INDNB Indonesian Studies

        (35) MJD-INDNI Indonesian Studies

        (36) MJD-INDNP Indonesian Studies

        (37) MJD-JPNSB Japanese Studies

        (38) MJD-JPNSI Japanese Studies

        (39) MJD-JPNSP Japanese Studies

        (40) MJD-KOREB Korean Studies

        (41) MJD-ANTHR Anthropology

        (42) MJD-CMMST Communication and Media Studies

        (43) MJD-APHGY Applied Human Geography

        (44) MJD-POLSC Political Science and International Relations

        (45) MJD-SCITS Science and Technology in Society

        (46) MJD-BMGMT Business Management


        (ii) no more than 48 credit points (normally 8 units) of Level 1 units; and

        (iii) at least 48 credit points (normally 8 units) of Level 2 or Level 3 units, including at least 18 credit points (normaly 3 units) of Level 3 units.

        Satisfactory progress

        8.(1) To make satisfactory progress a student must pass units to a point value greater than half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

        (2) A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the the CARS module or the ISE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress.

        (3) A student who fails a unit twice is not permitted to enrol again in that unit unless the relevant board approves otherwise.

        Progress status

        9.(1) A student who makes satisfactory progress is assigned the status of 'Good Standing'.

        (2) Unless the relevant board determines otherwise because of exceptional circumstances —

        (a) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the first time under Rule 8(1) is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation';

        (b) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the second time under Rule 8(1) is assigned a progress status of 'Suspended';

        (c) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the third time under Rule 8(1) is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded';

        (d) a student who does not make satisfactory progress under Rule 8(2) is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation' unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to make satisfactory progress under Rule 8(1).


        10. Applicants are not permitted to defer admission to this course and are expected to commence their course in the offered intake only. Applicants seeking admission to an alternative intake must submit a new application for that intake.

        Additional rules
        Credit Transfer

        11. Students may be granted up to 48 points of credit, normally eight units.