Bachelor of Arts Mid-Year Entry

Degree Type Bachelor
Duration 3 years full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 334261
334271
334421
334451
334511
334551
334361
334371
314071
334241
334391
334411
334481
334531
334251
334281
334291
334301
334311
334321
334351
334401
334441
334461
334471
334491
334521
334561
CRICOS 002785A
The University of Adelaide offers the highest number of specialist options of any Bachelor of Arts (BA) in South Australia. Our BA gives you the flexibility to explore new and existing interests. You can also pair the BA as part of a double degree, and tailor your studies according to your interests and life ambitions.

Our contemporary learning program gives a global perspective and offers many opportunities to study overseas on exchange or study tours, allowing you to add international experience to your resume. Our courses are taught by globally-renowned academics with deep experience and connections, which means you are exposed to the forefront of new knowledge.

Based on North Terrace, you will study your BA in the centre of Adelaide’s cultural precinct, surrounded by the Art Gallery of South Australia, the South Australian Museum and Tandanya. You will be in close proximity to numerous renowned arts festivals, such as the Adelaide Fringe, Adelaide Festival and WOMADelaide.

Our strong focus on team work, collaboration and industry internships supports you in building strong networks with your peers, teachers and industry—benefitting both your time at university and future careers.

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

  • Anthropology (SATAC code 334241)
  • Art History and Visual Culture (SATAC code 334251)
  • Asian Studies (SATAC code 334261)
  • Australian Studies (SATAC code 334271)
  • Chinese Studies (SATAC code 334281)
  • Classics (SATAC code 334291)
  • Creative Writing (SATAC code 334301)
  • Criminology (SATAC code 334311)
  • Cultural Studies (SATAC code 334321)
  • Digital Humanities (SATAC code 334331)
  • Economics (SATAC code 334341)
  • Education (SATAC code 334351)
  • English (SATAC code 334361)
  • Film Studies (SATAC code 314071)
  • French Studies (SATAC code 334371)
  • Gender Studies (SATAC code 334381)
  • Geography, Environment and Population (SATAC code 334391)
  • German Studies (SATAC code 334401)
  • History (SATAC code 334411)
  • Indigenous Knowledges and Society (SATAC code 334421)
  • Indonesian Studies (SATAC code 334431)
  • International Business* (SATAC code 314071)
  • International Development (SATAC code 334441)
  • Italian Studies (SATAC code 334451)
  • Japanese Studies (SATAC code 334461)
  • Linguistics (SATAC code 334471)
  • Management* (SATAC code 314071)
  • Marketing* (SATAC code 314071)
  • Mathematical Sciences (SATAC code 334481)
  • Media (SATAC code 334491)
  • Modern Greek Studies (SATAC code 334501)
  • Music (SATAC code 334511)
  • Music Education (minor only) (SATAC code 314071)
  • Philosophy (SATAC code 334521)
  • Politics and International Relations (SATAC code 334531)
  • Psychology (SATAC code 334541)
  • Sociology (SATAC code 334551)
  • Spanish Studies (SATAC code 334561)
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.

*These majors must be taken in addition to a first Faculty of Arts major chosen from those listed above
  • Entry Requirements

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    Domestic applicants

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    Admissions information

    SATAC Code www.satac.edu.au
    2018 CSP ATAR 65
    2018 CSP IB 24
    2018 Guaranteed Entry Score 70
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Future Students team
    Selection Criteria
    Year 12 Applicants 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 (such as bonus points)).

    Alternative entry pathways
    • Higher Education applicants
      You must have completed at least half a year full time equivalent university study. 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. GPAs earned from non-award study within the Faculty of Arts are also considered.
    • VET applicants
      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.
    • Special Entry applicants
      You must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2019. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2018 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2018 or 2017), 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 2017). 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 Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    • Without formal qualifications?
      You may be eligible for our special access schemes.
    • Other Entry Pathways
    How to Apply
    Apply through SATAC: www.satac.edu.au

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    Admissions information

    CRICOS 002785A
    Intake February and July
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    Secondary School Qualifications Selection Rank (International) 70
    International Baccalaureate (IB) 24
    Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 17
    United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 25
    General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 6
    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 65
    British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (Canada) 4.6
    Alberta High School Diploma (Canada) 74
    ISC & CBSE [India] 60%
    ISBE [India] 70%
    SAT [US] 1120
    Abitur 3.7
    Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education 2.2
    Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong 7.5
    STPM or Matrikulasi 2.67
    Kuwait General School Secondary Certificate 70
    The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program 70
    Eynesbury Foundation Program 339
    ANU Foundation Studies 64
    Monash Foundation Year 67.5
    Trinity College Foundation Studies Program 70
    UNSW Foundation Year 6.5
    University of Sydney Foundation Studies Program 6.5
    Western Australia University Foundation Studies Program 56
    University of Queensland Foundation Studies Program 4.0
    Non-Go8 Foundation Score 70
    Other Qualifications Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Phillipines or Taiwan may be eligible to apply for a Pre-University Pathway to prepare for or gain entry into the University's undergraduate academic programs. For additional information see Pathway Programs
    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Domestic applicants

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    Annual tuition fees
    Commonwealth-supported place: $6,725

    More information on Student Contribution Amounts.

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $32,000

    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

    Our graduates have great versatility in shaping their careers and follow highly successful paths in different areas: advertising, administration, business, community engagement, corporate communication, defence, diplomatic service, environmental management and planning, foreign affairs, humanitarian work, human resources, industry liaison, management, marketing, media, policy development, project management, psychology, public relations, publishing, research, social planning, youth work, academia and teaching.

    To see where our latest graduates have gone in their careers, visit www.arts.adelaide.edu.au/profiles/

    In addition to renowned excellence in teaching and research, the Faculty of Arts provides mentoring support and careers advice with employment forums and talks by key industry partners and organisations each year.

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

    Graduate Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Industry Placement

    If you maintain a high GPA, you will have the opportunity take part in an internship in your third year with an organisation from within the arts, media, parliament or environment. These include State Parliament and a range of public and business sector agencies, where you can use the knowledge from your university study in a practical work environment, building valuable networks and gaining experience that counts towards your degree program and prepares you for your future career. 

    Potential careers

    Linguist, Manager / Business Management, Member of Parliament, Parliamentary Adviser, Social Inclusion Officer, Historian, UN Human Rights Officer, Youth Worker, Teacher, Administrative Assistant, Anthropologist, Market Researcher, Arts Administrator, Author, Banker, Novelist, Columnist, Communications Officer, Personal / Research Officer (Local MP), Political Adviser, Development Officer, Producer, ...

  • Study Overseas

    A Study Overseas Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via Study Overseas, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find Study Overseas opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

    Study Abroad and Exchange

    It is recommended that you take any global study in year 2 of your degree. If you are studying a language (at beginners’ level) as a major or minor, it is recommended you take your global study in year 3 of your degree. Contact arts@adelaide.edu.au to receive further information and advice.

    There are many universities to choose from, however discipline specific exchanges are available as follows:

    Anthropology
    o  Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    o  College of William and Mary (US)
    o  University of British Columbia (Canada)
    o  University of Southampton (UK)
           
    Art History and Visual Culture
    o  College of William and Mary (US)
    o  Newcastle University (UK)
    o  University of British Columbia (Canada)

    Asian Studies
    o  Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    o  City University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    o  Kansai University (Japan)
    o  National University of Singapore (Singapore)
    o  Okayama University (Japan)
    o  Osaka University (Japan)

    Chinese Studies
    o  Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    o  Shandong University (China)

    Classics
    o  College of William and Mary (US)
    o  Newcastle University (UK)
    o  University of British Columbia (Canada)
           
    Creative Writing
    o  University of Sheffield (UK)
    o  University of British Columbia (Canada)
    o  University of Essex (UK)

    Criminology
    o  Cardiff University (UK)
    o  University of Oslo (Norway)
    o  Simpson College (US)
    o  University of Southampton (UK)

    International Development
    o  Lund University (Sweden)
    o  Nagoya University (Japan)

    English
    o  Newcastle University (UK)
    o  Simpson College (US)
    o  University of British Columbia (Canada)
    o  University of Canterbury (NZ)
    o  University of Essex (UK)
    o  University of Mannheim (Germany)
    o  University of Southampton (UK)
       
    French Studies
    o  Sciences Po (France)
    o  University of Francois-Rabelais Tours (France)
    o  University of Grenoble (France)

    Gender Studies
    o  College of William and Mary (US)
    o  Dalhousie University (US)
    o  Simpson College (US)
    o  University of British Columbia (Canada)

    Geography, Environment and Population
    o  Cardiff University (UK)
    o  University College London (UK)
    o  Newcastle University (UK)
    o  University of British Columbia (Canada)
    o  University of Southampton (UK)

    German Studies
    o  University of Mannheim (Germany)
    o  University of Stuttgart (Germany)
    o  University of Southampton (UK)

    History
    o  Newcastle University (UK)
    o  Simpson College (US)
    o  University of British Columbia (Canada)
    o  University of Canterbury (NZ)
    o  University of Gothenburg (Sweden)
    o  University of Southampton (UK)

    Indigenous Knowledges and Society
    o  University of British Columbia (Canada)
    o  University of Canterbury (NZ)

    Indonesian Studies
    o  ACICIS

    Japanese Studies
    o  Chuo University (Japan)
    o  Nagoya University (Japan)
    o  Hosei University (Japan)
    o  Kansai University (Japan)
    o  Okayama University (Japan)
    o  Osaka University (Japan)
    o  Sophia University (Japan)
           
    Linguistics
    o  College of William and Mary (US)
    o  Newcastle University (UK)
    o  University of British Columbia (Canada)
    o  University of Essex (UK)
    o  University of Gothenburg (Sweden)

    Philosophy
    o  College of William and Mary (US)
    o  Dalhousie University (US)
    o  Simpson College (US)
    o  University of Essex (UK)
    o  University of Southampton (UK)
         
    Politics and International Studies
    o  Chuo University (Japan)
    o  Newcastle University (UK)
    o  Simpson College (US)
    o  Lund University (Sweden)
    o  North Carolina State (US)
    o  Sciences Po Remis (France)
    o  University of Strasbourg (France)
    o  University of Pittsburgh (US)
    o  University of Mannheim (Germany)
         
    Spanish Studies
    o  Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (Chile)
    o  University of Chile (Chile)

    Sociology
    o  College of William and Mary (US)
    o  Lund University (US)
    o  Pitzer College (US)
    o  Hong Kong University (Hong Kong)
    o  University of Exeter (UK)
    o  Utrecht University (The Netherlands)
    o  Newcastle University (UK)
    o  Simpson College (US)
  • Degree Structure

    During your degree you can specialise in at least one major and one 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, such as Health Sciences or Commerce.

    The BA offers the opportunity to learn one (or more) of eight languages, irrespective of a student's previous language study.

    Students who wish to further their cultural skills and broaden their experiences can choose to study overseas for one or two semesters with one of more than 100 partner institutions around the world. Alternatively, students may wish to study one or more of a variety of short Study Abroad courses.

    BA students with a suitable grade point average are also able to take part in an internship in which they gain valuable work experience relevant to their career goals, build networks, and manage a research project for an industry partner in the media, environment, parliament or the arts. Other benefits of studying the degree include regular career and employment forums and mentoring programs that run throughout the year.

    Academic Program Rules

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

    Areas of Specialisation

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

    • Anthropology
    • Art History and Visual Culture
    • Asian Studies
    • Australian Studies
    • Chinese Studies
    • Classics
    • Creative Writing
    • Criminology
    • Cultural Studies
    • Digital Humanities
    • Economics
    • Education
    • 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*
    • Mathematical Sciences
    • Media
    • 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.

    *These majors must be taken in addition to a first Faculty of Arts major chosen from those listed above.

    Example Study Plan

    Indicative study plan
    Year 1 Major Level I ARTS 1007
    The Enquiring Mind
    (semester 1 or 2)
    Minor Level I
    Arts Elective Level I
    Major Level I Arts Elective Level I Minor Level I
    Arts Elective Level I
    Year 2 Major Level II Arts Elective Level II Minor Level II
    Arts Elective Level II
    Major Level II Arts Elective Level II Minor Level II
    Arts Elective Level II
    Year 3 Major Level III Major Level III Minor Level III Arts Elective Level III
    Major Level III - Capstone course (6 units) Minor Level III Arts Elective Level III
    Current students, please see the Study Plan Templates
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  • Further Information

    Further enquiries
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    The annual Open Day and Information Night events provide an excellent opportunity to see our campus, meet with academics, and discuss your study options.

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Last updated: Thursday, 16 Aug 2018