We’re the only online university to be awarded the maximum 5 stars for student satisfaction, every year for the last 10 years*

UNE has been helping adults study from home longer than any other Australian university and our students say we’re the best at it. That’s what you would expect from a University with over 60 years of experience in distance education.

Study online 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.

Apply now to start 26 June and see why UNE gets the maximum 5 star rating from graduates for Overall Satisfaction and Teaching Quality year after year.

*The Good Universities Guide Ratings 2007-2017

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

Agriculture, Rural Science and Plant Science

Diploma in Agriculture

Majors available: Cotton Production, Precision Agriculture, Sustainable Grains Production, General Agriculture.

Bachelor of Agriculture

Majors available: Animal Production, Plant Production, General Agricultural Production.

Bachelor of Agriculture/Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Agriculture/Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor 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

Graduate Certificate in Agriculture

Majors available: Agricultural Consulting, Animal Science, Canine Management, Cotton Production, Precision Agriculture, Sustainable Grains Production.

Master of Science in Agriculture

Animal Science and Zoology

Bachelor of Animal Science

Majors available: Canine and Equine Science, Livestock Production, Wildlife Management.

Bachelor of Science (Animal Science and Veterinary Studies, Zoology)

Bachelor of Zoology


Diploma in Arts

Advanced Diploma in Arts

Bachelor 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 Business

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws

Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science

Graduate 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.

Economics and Agribusiness

Bachelor of Agribusiness

Majors available: Economics, Finance, Marketing and Management, Rural Science.

Bachelor of Agricultural and Resource Economics

Bachelor of Agriculture/Bachelor of Business

Bachelor of Agrifood Systems

Bachelor of Economics

Majors available: Applied Econometrics, Economics, Economic Development, Environmental Analysis and Policy.

Bachelor of Economics/Bachelor of Laws

Graduate Certificate in Agribusiness

Graduate Diploma in Economics

Master of Economic and Regional Development

Majors available: Asian Studies, Health Management, Indigenous Futures, Peace Studies, Rural Development, Urban and Regional Development.

Master of Economics

Majors available: Economics, Agricultural and Resource Economics, Economic Development, Efficiency and Productivity Analysis, General program.

Languages and Cultural Studies

Diploma in Arts

Diploma in Modern Languages

Majors available: Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.

Advanced Diploma in Arts

Bachelor of Arts

Majors available: Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.

Bachelor of International Studies (Languages)

Bachelor of International and Language Studies

Bachelor of Languages

Majors available: Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.

Bachelor of Languages and International Business

Master of Applied Linguistics

Master of Arts

Majors available: Asian Studies, Chinese Studies, French Studies, Indonesian Studies, Italian Studies.


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 Laws

Bachelor of Scientific Studies

Graduate Certificate in Science

Majors available: Biochemistry, Biodiversity Science, Biomedical Science, Chemistry, Genetics, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Research Methods, Regulatory Science, Statistics, Zoology.

Graduate Diploma in Science

Majors available: Applied Statistics, Biochemistry, Biodiversity Science, Biomedical Science, Chemistry, Computational Data Science, Genetics, Health, Mathematics, Medicinal Chemistry, Physical Sciences, Quantitative Ecology, Regulatory Science, Zoology.

Master of Scientific Studies

Majors available: Biochemistry, Biodiversity Science, Biomedical Science, Chemistry, Genetics, Mathematics, Medicinal Chemistry, Quantitative Ecology, Zoology.


Bachelor of Sustainability

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

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*Restricted to candidates admitted under the Stage and Screen Acting Articulation Program.
**Not all Majors are available to all candidates.
^Early application closing date. Check Admissions and Application Dates for details.
^^The Trimester 2 intake of the Bachelor of Nursing is only available to Enrolled Nurses, and requires weekly attendance for the duration of the trimester at the Tamworth hospital campus.
~The first two units of the Master of Nursing Practice are offered on-campus only in Trimester 2.

Please see course details for individual course rules and admissions criteria. Note 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.

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Pathways Enabling Course

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.

You may also be interested in TRACKS Tertiary Preparation Program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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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

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How To Apply

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.
  3. 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 2, 2017

Apply Now

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.

Need some more information?

Use the form below to email our Future Student Team and they'll be able to help you with details about the application process, degree questions, studying at UNE and more.

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Request a Brochure

Want to find out more about studying at UNE? Simply provide your name and email address and we'll send you an email with our 'Flexible Study at UNE' guide

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