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What will I learn?

High-achieving students can undertake additional challenging material to enable them to maximise their intellectual growth in the arts high achievers program. It gives you the opportunity to thrive in an environment where students with similar capabilities come together to pursue their studies, develop their interests and share ideas. Develop research skills to prepare you for academia and a range of professions.

Australian Studies

Australia is founded on a rich Indigenous and multicultural past and present. Understanding Australia's pre-contact and present Indigenous and settler-colonial histories and identities is mandatory for anyone aspiring to work in the public or private sectors, in jobs including journalism, policy making or Aboriginal organisations.

A major in Australian Studies includes topics in history, Indigenous studies, sociology, screen studies, women’s studies, cultural studies, tourism, archaeology, legal studies, geography, literature, politics, philosophy and Aboriginal languages. You’ll expand your understanding of Australian society, culture and politics, and of where we are now, as well as where we're heading in the future. There is also a focus on diverse contemporary issues and issues relating to all Australians, Indigenous and non-Indigenous alike. These topics will prepare you for a range of employment opportunities and to make connections between Australia, the broader Asia-Pacific region and the world.

What you will study

  • Indigenous culture, languages, politics, archaeology and art
  • Australian environment change
  • Public policy, parties, voting and elections
  • Australian contemporary issues

Your career

You’ll be desirable for a career in government and public service, as well as the private sector.

Potential occupations include:

  • cultural advisor
  • community educator, advocate or consultant
  • diplomat
  • public servant
  • policy advisor
  • fundraising coordinator
  • human resources specialist.

Potential employers include:

  • government agencies and the public service
  • cultural institutions
  • media organisations
  • marketing companies
  • tourism companies.

Which department am I in?

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,800.00 (16,48,822) per year
Start date

28 February 2022


Flinders University

Bedford Park Campus,

Sturt Road,


South Australia,

5042, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Successful completion of the High School Diploma with SAT minimum score of 1500 with a minimum of 500 in each band, ACT minimum composite score of 21. Flinders University recognizes international secondary schooling for direct entry to undergraduate programs. IELTS (Academic): 6.0 Overall with 6.0 Speaking, 6.0 Writing; TOEFL (Internet): 72 Overall with 18 Speaking, 18 Writing; Pearson PTE Academic: 50 Overall with 50 Speaking, 50 Writing; Cambridge (CAE) - Pass grade of B2; Occupational English Test (OET): 300 Writing, 300 Speaking.

For international students

Flinders University recognises international secondary schooling for direct entry to undergraduate programs.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic): 6.5 Overall with 6.0 Speaking, 6.0 Writing, 6.0 Reading, 6.0 Listening; TOEFL (Internet): 80 Overall with 18 Speaking, 18 Writing, 18 Reading, 18 Listening; Pearson PTE Academic: 58 Overall with 50 Speaking, 50 Writing, 50 Reading, 50 Listening; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE): C

There are two admissions cycles for undergraduate degrees: February intake (semester 1): applications open in August for commencement the following year. All courses are open for applications. Midyear intake (semester 2): applications open in August for commencement in July the following year. Not all courses are offered.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.