Expert Online Education

There are now many ‘johnny-come-lately’ universities in online education. UNE has been delivering distance education since 1955 – that’s longer than any other Australian university. Perhaps that’s why our students continue to rate us so highly for student satisfaction and teaching quality. 

Study across three study periods with 24/7 online tutor support. If you don’t have entry qualifications, our free Pathways Enabling Course gives you entry and credit to most of UNE’s undergraduate degrees.

If you prefer to study on-campus, UNE has a campus in Armidale.

If you’re not ready to commit to a whole degree right now, we also have our revolutionary new Bespoke Courses where you can design a short course of just 2, 3 or 4 units. Because they’re real degree units you may get credit towards a full degree later.

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Applications are now open for courses listed below to begin study in October.


Bachelor of AgribusinessBachelor of Agricultural and Resource EconomicsBachelor of Agriculture
Majors available: Animal Production, Plant Production, General Agricultural Production.
Bachelor of Agriculture/Bachelor of BusinessBachelor of Agriculture/Bachelor of LawsBachelor of Agrifood Systems^^
Majors available: Crop Production, Feedlot Management, Livestock Production, Production Horticulture.
Bachelor of Plant Science
Majors available: Evolutionary Biology, Physiological and Molecular Biology, Plants in the Environment.
Bachelor of Rural Science


Diploma in ArtsAdvanced Diploma in ArtsBachelor of Arts
Majors available: Ancient History, Archaeology, Australian History, Chinese, Classical Languages, Criminology, English, French, German, History, Human Geography, Indigenous Studies, Indonesian, International History, Islamic Studies, Italian, Japanese, Linguistics, Music, Peace Studies, Philosophy, Physical Geography, Political and International Studies, Psychology, Screen and Media Studies, Sociology, Spanish, Stage and Screen Acting, Studies in Religion, Theatre and Performance, Writing.
Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of BusinessBachelor of Arts/Bachelor of LawsBachelor of Arts/Bachelor of ScienceGraduate Certificate in Arts
Majors available: Ancient History, Chinese Studies, Classical Languages, Geography, History, Italian Studies, Peace Studies, Theatre and Performance.
Master of Arts
Majors available*: Ancient History, Applied Sociology, Archaeology, Asian Studies, Chinese Studies, Classical World, English, Environmental Advocacy, French Studies, Geography, History, Indigenous Studies, Indonesian Studies, Italian Studies, Linguistics, Media and Communications, Peace Studies, Philosophy, Political and International Studies, Regional Change Management, Studies in Religion, Theatre and Performance, Writing.


Bachelor of Arts
Majors available: Ancient History, Australian History, Classical Languages, History, International History, Philosophy, Islamic Studies, Studies in Religion
Bachelor of Historical Inquiry and PracticeGraduate Certificate in ArtsGraduate Diploma in Local, Family and Applied HistoryMaster of Arts
Majors available: Ancient History, Australian History, Classical Languages, History, International History, Islamic Studies, Studies in Religion. 



Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Teaching)Bachelor of Education (K-12 Teaching)Bachelor of Education (Primary)Bachelor of Special Education (Primary)/Bachelor of Disability StudiesBachelor of Training and DevelopmentGraduate Certificate in Education Studies
Specialisations available: Careers and Transition Education, Gifted and Talented: Teaching for High Potential, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL).
Graduate Certificate in eLearningMaster of Education
Specialisations available: Comparative Education, eLearning, Gifted and Talented Education, Indigenous Australian Education, Literature and New Literacies, Special Education, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Master of Teaching (Primary)Master of Teaching (Secondary)


Diploma in ArtsAdvanced Diploma in ArtsBachelor of Arts
Majors available: Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.
Bachelor of International and Language StudiesBachelor of International Studies (Languages)Bachelor of Languages
Majors available: Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.
Bachelor of Languages and International BusinessMaster of Applied LinguisticsMaster of Arts
Majors available: Asian Studies, Chinese Studies, French Studies, Indonesian Studies, Italian Studies.


Bachelor of Arts (Psychology, Sociology)Bachelor of Psychological ScienceBachelor of Psychology with Honours^Bachelor of Science (Psychology)Bachelor of Social Science
Majors available: Aboriginal Perspectives, Criminology, Health Management, Linguistics, Organisational Management, Peace and Developmental Studies, Political and International Studies, Psychology, Social Philosophy, Sociology, Urban and Regional Studies.
Bachelor of Social Science with HonoursGraduate Diploma in Psychology


Diploma in Science
Programs available: General Studies in Science, Medical Sciences, Science Pathways.
Bachelor of Science
Majors available: Animal Science and Veterinary Studies, Applied Physics, Archaeology, Biochemistry/Biotechnology, Biodiversity, Botany, Chemistry, Computational Science, Forensic Science, Genetics, Geography, Geoscience, Mathematics, Medicinal Chemistry, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Palaeobiology, Physiology, Psychology, Zoology.
Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of LawsBachelor of Science with HonoursBachelor of Scientific Studies


Bachelor of Sustainability
Majors available: Community Engagement and Development, Cultural Heritage Management, Environmental Governance, Environmental Resilience, Governance and Regulation.

*Restricted to candidates admitted under the Stage and Screen Acting Articulation Program.

**The first two units of the Master of Nursing Practice are offered on-campus only in Trimester 3.

#Not all Majors are available to all candidates.

^Early application closing date. Check Admissions and Application Dates for details.

^^This course will be renamed in 2018 to Bachelor of Agricultural Production and Management

See course details for individual course rules and admissions criteria.
Some degrees have mandatory intensive schools which require attendance on campus.
Please note: International students who wish to study wholly online are only permitted to do so if they are studying online from overseas or are studying in Australia on a visa other than a student visa.
The Pathways Enabling Course prepares you for admission to an undergraduate course at UNE. It is free from course fees and available online. The course awards you with the minimum entry requirements and can provide credit towards your UNE degree.

Why study the Pathways Enabling Course?

  • Prepare for university without paying course fees
  • Gain admission to university
  • Flexible online study
  • Develop valuable skills and knowledge
  • Complete study that can count towards your degree
  • Start in any three teaching periods
More information about the 
Pathways Enabling Course.

Get a free analysis of your personality and the careers that best fit you, within 10 minutes using UNE's MyFutureFinder

At UNE we understand that with the pace and commitments of modern life, it can be nice to set aside 10 minutes once in a while to do something truly valuable for you, something that gives you a satisfying moment of self-reflection, and maybe even a little insight into you.
Complete the UNE “MyFutureFinder” and in 10 minutes you’ll have a free, detailed report delivered to your inbox, including a comprehensive profile of your personality, a customised matching of careers to your personality, and finally, the UNE courses that qualify you for those careers. Who knows, it may even help shape your career into something more fulfilling and rewarding for you.


  • No cost
  • Completed in just 10 minutes - we understand your time is valuable
  • Individualised report based on your unique answers
  • Comprehensive, insightful and useful
  • Plain language explanations
  • Immediate delivery of your report on completion
  • Share and compare with your family and friends

Start MyFutureFinder

Getting Started

Prior to applying we suggest you:
1. Check out our 
Course and Unit Catalogue
, to see all the degrees UNE has to offer. You can search by course or for specific subjects. If you find yourself thinking 'that might be good', then have a look at which degree program is linked to those subjects.
2. Check if you need to add any 
entry requirement documentation
 to your application.
Check the closing dates for applications.
 Some courses have earlier closing dates and requirements.
4. You may also be eligible for credit for study you've previously undertaken successfully, find out about 
Advanced Standing

Ready to apply?

Applications are now open for Trimester 3, 2017
Please note: International students who wish to study wholly online are only permitted to do so if they are studying online from overseas or are studying in Australia on a visa other than a student visa.

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