Aligned with leading universities in Europe, North
America and Asia, our curriculum will prepare you for
excellence in whatever career you choose.
A DEGREE THAT MAKES A
WORLD OF DIFFERENCE
The world is changing. We live in a
fast-paced global environment, where
jobs are being created that until recently
hadn’t even been imagined. Employers
need recruits who can adapt to change
and lead companies into unmapped
territory. This means getting a world-
class education – one that will equip
you to solve the problems of the future.
That’s why, in 2008, the University of
Melbourne led the most signifcant
curriculum reforms ever seen in
Australia. We moved beyond the
traditional Australian education system,
bringing our degrees in line with those
of the best international universities
in North America, Europe and Asia.
In the process we have cemented our
standing as one of the world’s leading
Our priority is to help you realise
your potential. With a degree from
Melbourne, you’ll have the skills and
knowledge to embrace new possibilities
and exceed even your own ambitions.
BECOME AN EXPERT IN
Flexible yet focused, Melbourne
degrees enable you to reach your full
potential. Whether you already have
your career path mapped out, or are
open to new possibilities, you can tailor
your studies to suit your interests and
your expectations. You can focus on
a particular career from day one, or
follow new and exciting options as you
In your undergraduate (bachelors)
degree, you’ll develop a deep
understanding of a particular study
area from frst to third year. This core
study area is called your ’major’, or
the ’depth’ component of your degree.
With nearly 100 major felds of study
to choose from, you can select a major
that fts with your career aspirations and
study it in depth to develop specialised
Subject types explained
Taken by all students enrolled in your degree.
Taken by students studying your major.
You can choose electives to suit your interests, from
a select list relating to your major.
See page 11.
The detailed course information on pages 42–69 includes sample course
plans to give you an idea of how you might structure your degree. You
choose your subjects once you are enrolled at the University, after seeking
advice from your Student Centre at Academic Advice Day.
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Music
Specialise and extend
the knowledge of
Graduate coursework degree
Pursue a professional
qualifcation leading to
Psychology, Social Work,
Science and more.
Available in all areas
with a research degree
such as a PhD or
Master of Philosophy.