Bachelor of Arts with Bachelor of Economics

Why combine Arts with Economics?

Arts offers great insights into history and culture. Economics throws light on our commercial realm’s complexities and examines the “big picture”. Both are equally concerned with human behaviour.

The two come together seamlessly in a wide range of rewarding and well-paid careers servicing local and global communities. With an integrated understanding of the world, you’ll be uniquely prepared to find your place in it.

What will you do?

  • Explore economic laws and theories at all levels.
  • Choose from South Australia’s widest range of Arts majors.
  • Build skills in mathematics, statistics and data analysis.
  • Master creative problem-solving, decision-making and communication.

For more info

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Economics

Entry Requirements

For our students who are studying offshore in 2021 and 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.

Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
I am a:

Domestic applicants

Admissions information

SATAC Code 324131
2020 CSP ATAR 71.35
2020 CSP IB 26
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake February and July
Enquiries Future Students team

2020 Admissions Data for school leavers
ATAR
(raw ATAR, excluding any applicable adjustment factors)
Lowest ATAR to receive an offer 67.6
Median ATAR to receive an offer 79.7
Highest ATAR to receive an offer 99.6
Selection Rank
(ATAR plus any adjustment factors)
Lowest Selection Rank to receive an offer 71.35
Median Selection Rank to receive an offer 85.25
Highest Selection Rank to receive an offer 99.95
Minimum eligibility score 65
Additional criteria considered Selection rank only
Selection Criteria
Recent Secondary Education Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of Year 12 within the last two years, however if you completed your secondary education more than two years ago, you may still be able to be considered on the basis of your secondary schooling. You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Selection Rank (ATAR plus any applicable adjustment factors). Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
Higher Education Study You must have completed at least six months full time equivalent higher education study (the number of courses and units will vary depending on your prior institution however at the University of Adelaide, this equates to 4 courses / 12 units). A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You compete on the basis of your best GPA. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
Vocational Education and Training (VET) study You must have completed an AQF Certificate IV or above from a Registered Training Organisation. Your application will be ranked according to the level of the award. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
Work and life experience To be eligible to sit the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) as as pathway for entry, you must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2021. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2021 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2020 or 2019), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2019). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Pathway. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
Other Entry Pathways
How to Apply
SATAC Code: 324131

Student Profile
Applicant background Semester one/Full year intake 2020
Number of students Percentage of all students
(A) Higher Education study
(includes a bridging or enabling course)
<5 N/A
(B) Vocational education and training (VET) study N/A N/A
(C) Work and life experience
(admitted on the basis of previous achievement not in the other three categories)
N/A N/A
(D) Recent secondary education:
  • Admitted solely on the basis of ATAR
    (regardless of whether this includes the consideration of adjustment factors)
5 83.3%
  • Admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered
    (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test, early offer conditional on minimum ATAR)
N/A N/A
  • Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor
    (e.g. special consideration, audition alone, schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement)
N/A N/A
International students N/A N/A
All students 6 100.0%

Fees and Scholarships

Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:

Domestic applicants

Indicative annual tuition fees
Commonwealth-supported place: $13,188

More information on Student Contribution Amounts.

Scholarships

These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

Find a Scholarship.

Careers

Career Readiness

The Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Economics is designed to equip students to become future managers and decision makers in all areas of the economy.

The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

Potential careers

Economic Researcher, Fund and Portfolio Manager, Project Officer, Arts Administrator, Human Resource Manager, Manager / Business Management, Economist, Business Consultant, Financial Adviser, Loan Officer, Bank Teller, Commodities or Futures Trader, PR Advisor, Financial Trader , Startup Founder, Bookkeeper, STEM Teacher, STEM in Schools Professional Development Provider, International Government and Trade Policy Adviser, Ministerial Adviser, Advertising Officer, Commercial and Operation Analyst, ...

Degree Structure

Academic Program Rules

The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

Areas of Specialisation

Bachelor of Arts 

Students can specialise by taking majors and minors in the following areas:

  • Anthropology
  • Art History and Visual Culture
  • Chinese Studies
  • Classics
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminology
  • English
  • French Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Geography, Environment and Population
  • German Studies
  • History
  • Indigenous Knowledges and Society
  • Indonesian Studies
  • International Development
  • Italian Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Modern Greek Studies
  • Music
  • Music Education (minor only)
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and International Relations
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Studies
Please note: All Majors and Minors are subject to Faculty confirmation in November. Please visit the Faculty of Arts for a full list of courses that comprise each area of specialisation.

Example Study Plan

Study plans are available on the Faculty of Arts website.

Testimonial

I love studying anthropology because it is a lens through which we can understand the world around us. Anthropology covers a whole range of topics, from violence and crime, to health and medicine. The lecturers are very knowledgeable in their fields, as they have all done extensive research. Anthropology equips you to help others, no matter what field you are working in.

The University of Adelaide is committed to regular reviews of the courses and programs it offers to students. The University of Adelaide therefore reserves the right to discontinue or vary programs and courses without notice. Please read the important information contained in the disclaimer.

Last updated: Wednesday, 21 Jul 2021