The Bachelor of Arts (BA) provides students with specialised and transferable skills that are highly sought after by employers. The skills students will develop include those in effective communication and creative thinking, adaptability, problem solving and analysis, teamwork, research, and professional and ethical conduct. The degree is designed to build a student's capacity for lifelong learning beyond graduation. Equipped with these skills, BA graduates consistently achieve positions of significance and influence in business, the community, and government and industry, and are ready to deal with different challenges and opportunities throughout their future careers in a range of exciting workplaces. Majors and minors are available in: Anthropology, Art History and Visual Culture, Asian Studies, Chinese Studies, Classics, Creative Writing, Criminology, Economics, English, French Studies, Gender Studies, Geography Environment and Population, German Studies, History, Indigenous Knowledges and Society, Indonesian Studies, International Business, International Development, Italian Studies, Japanese Studies, Linguistics, Management, Marketing, Modern Greek Studies, Music, Philosophy, Politics and International Studies, Psychology, Sociology, and Spanish Studies.

Entry Requirements:

SACE with four Stage 2 subjects including at least three 20 credit Tertiary Admissions Subjects and a further 20 credit points from recognised studies (or Yr 12 equivalent).

Structure:

Students can specialise in at least 1 major and 1 minor from a large list of areas of study. Students are also able to take elective courses in other areas of study from within the Faculty of Arts or from other faculty areas within the University.

Subjects you can Study:

Anthropology; Asian Studies; Chinese Studies; Classics; Creative writing; Criminology; Economics; English; French Studies; Gender studies; Geography Environment and Population; German Studies; History; Indigenous Knowledges and Society; Indonesian Studies; International Business; International Development; Italian Studies; Japanese Studies; Linguistics; Management; Marketing; Modern Greek Studies; Music; Philosophy; Politics and International Studies; Sociology; Spanish Studies.

Study Pathways:

Students may apply for credit on account of studies at bachelor degree level in any area of study. All applications for credit are considered individually and on their merits by the Faculty of Arts Office.

Further information:

The Faculty offers other special arrangements for combined degrees with Engineering, Music, Economics, Media, International Studies, Science, Teaching, Commerce and Law. This program can also be combined with any other program offered by the University of Adelaide. Special arrangements exist for some programs.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace 65.05 Yes Full time 3 years
North Terrace 65.05 Yes Part time 6 years

A dynamic campus life in Adelaide’s CBD  

Our main campus is located on North Terrace, one of the premier streets in Adelaide’s CBD. Surrounded by the State’s Art Gallery, Museum and Library, the campus is also walking distance from shops, cafes, businesses, parklands and Adelaide Oval. 
The North Terrace campus itself is stunning. A mixture of historical sandstone buildings and new purpose-built facilities. It’s a hive of activity and has a rich campus life, with most of the 27,000 students attending classes there each day. 
The University also has a campus at Roseworthy, 55kms north of Adelaide. Roseworthy is home to South Australia’s only veterinary school and houses internationally renowned equine, companion and production animal health centres. 
Our Waite campus is 8kms walk south of Adelaide and is the biggest plant and agricultural science research site in the Southern Hemisphere. 

Degrees for jobs of the future    

University of Adelaide degrees are relevant to the ever-changing needs of employers, industries and the community. We offer more than 180 undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in areas such as:
  • music, teaching, languages, history, media, international studies and development, and social sciences
  • engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
  • health and medical sciences, dentistry and oral health, nursing, medicine, and psychology
  • law, business, economics, finance, architecture, innovation and entrepreneurship, and marketing
  • biology, agriculture, food science, veterinary, physics, chemistry, and nutrition. 

Learn alongside bright minds  

A University of Adelaide degree doesn’t just get you your first job, a degree at Adelaide sets you up for a lifetime of learning and a successful career. 
Our students become more than just masters of their discipline, they learn how to think differently, solve problems, innovate and adapt to their environment. 
All our degrees include a strong research component, allowing students to contribute to discoveries from their first day at university.
We also provide our students with the opportunity to learn from internationally-acclaimed researchers, in small groups. We work closely with employers to ensure our students graduate with the skills they need to succeed in the workplace. 

Build a career from our reputation 

Established in 1874, the University of Adelaide is the third-oldest university in Australia. 
We are a member of the leading universities in Australia, the Group of Eight (Go8) coalition, and have strong partnerships with government, a wide range of industries, and universities right across the globe.    
Many notable people studied at the University of Adelaide, including astronaut Andy Thomas, former Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard and Nobel laureates William and Lawrence Bragg. World leaders, CEOs, Rhodes Scholars and Olympians are also amongst our alumni. 

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