Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Economics

The University of Adelaide

Economics studies the interaction of the decision-making of households, businesses and the whole of society. It examines how we respond to incentives (the things that influence decision-making) and how conflicting choices are reconciled. Economics contributes to our understanding of policy design and business strategy; providing the 'big picture'. When combined with the highly valued skills BA students build, such as the ability to find creative solutions to problems, researching and analysing information, the capacity for lifelong learning, and effective communication skills, graduates of this double degree emerge from their studies equipped for diverse and rewarding future careers.

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); Selection via ATAR.

Structure:

For the Bachelor of Arts program students specialise in a chosen discipline and can take elective courses from disciplines within the Faculty of Arts. Students also take core economics courses in areas such as applied economics, employment relations, investment policy, international trade and financial markets. By appropriate selection of courses at levels I and II, students are able to complete two degrees in four years. Full-time students are encouraged to take advantage of the study abroad and student exchange links that the university has developed with over 100 overseas institutions, and study overseas for one or two semesters and earn credit towards their Adelaide degrees (tuition fees are waived by the overseas institution as part of the exchange agreement). Level III students can also apply to participate in the South Australian internship program coordinated by the Faculty of Arts.

Subjects you can Study:

Accounting; Anthropology; Asian Studies; Chinese Studies; Classics; Criminology; Economics; English; Geography, Population and Environment, French Studies; Gender Studies; Geography; German Studies; History; International Development; Indigenous Knowledges and Society; Italian Studies; Japanese Studies; Linguistics; Modern Greek Studies; Music Studies; Philosophy; Politics and International Studies; Sociology; Spanish Studies.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00123M

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace 72.55 Yes Full time 4 years
North Terrace 72.55 Yes Part time 8 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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