The University of Adelaide

Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Economics

The University of Adelaide

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

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.


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.


  • 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.

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)
  • Selection via ATAR.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
North Terrace International: $162,000 Yes
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

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