Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00123M

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.


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.


  • 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.

Standard 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).

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.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
North Terrace International: $105,000
  • ATAR: 70
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

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.

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