The University of Adelaide

Bachelor of Arts (Advanced)

The University of Adelaide

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

This degree provides a challenging avenue of study for high-achieving students to develop advanced research skills in preparation for higher degree studies and leadership in their chosen career. Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) students have the advantage of an individual academic mentor throughout their degree, providing a uniquely tailored learning and development experience. From first year, BA (Advanced) students undertake level II courses, and at level III, specific courses that provide a thorough grounding and distinct advantage for future study, or a career involving research. With the addition of exclusive events, such as workshops, seminars, industry talks and guest presentations, students are supported not just to reach their potential, but to thrive in their studies. Note: Students must maintain a GPA of 5.0 or they will be required to transfer to the Bachelor of Arts. The Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) provides students with specialised and advanced knowledge in two of the following disciplines: Anthropology, Asian Studies, Chinese Studies, Classics, Creative Writing, English, French Studies, Gender Studies, Geography Environment and Population, German Studies, History, International Development, Japanese Studies, Linguistics, Philosophy, Politics and International Studies and Spanish Studies.


BA (Advanced) students are appointed an academic mentor for the duration of their degree and are able to focus on advanced level study from the first year of study. Students will study two majors, undertake a 3-unit course in advanced humanities theory and method, and complete a 6-unit research project in their final year under the supervision of their academic mentor. The remainder of the degree is made up of free choice electives from disciplines within the Faculty of Arts. Students studying this program will attend various discipline research seminars and career and industry talks.


  • Anthropology
  • Asian Studies
  • Chinese studies
  • Classics
  • Creative Writing
  • English
  • French Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Geography Environment and Population
  • German Studies
  • International Development
  • Japanese Studies
  • History
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and International Studies
  • Spanish Studies.

Standard entry requirements

  • SACE with 4 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

Study pathways

The BA (Advanced) is an excellent pathway to PhD study via Honours.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
North Terrace International: $105,000
  • ATAR: 95

Further information

Note: Students must maintain a GPA of 5.0 or they will be required to transfer to the Bachelor of Arts.

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