What will I learn?

Curious about a wide range of ideas and issues? High-achieving? Articulate? The Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) is a distinctive degree for inquisitive students who want to excel.

What will you do?

As a member of a small but distinctive community within the wider University, you’ll work to take your knowledge and skills to a higher level. You will:

  • enrol in Level 2 courses from first-year
  • partner with an individual academic mentor who will support and encourage your intellectual development
  • take a set of courses specifically designed for high-achieving students
  • research and write a major independent research project on a topic of your choice
  • attend exclusive events such as guest presentations, workshops, seminars, industry talks and social gatherings
  • have significant input into the design and running of the Arts’ advanced program.

Majors currently available include:

Anthropology, Art History and Visual Cultures, 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 Knowledge’s and Society, Indonesian Studies, International Development, Italian Studies, Japanese Studies, Linguistics, Mathematical Sciences, Media, Modern Greek Studies, Music, Philosophy, Politics and International Relations, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish Studies

Career Readiness

Likely careers include research, Government, consultancy and policy maker.

Where could it take you?

You’ll emerge from our degree with enhanced skills for either higher studies or leadership roles in your chosen career. You could shake up Adelaide with the next iconic festival concept. You might run for federal government. Perhaps you’ll join the ranks of Arts-educated CEOs on the world stage.

Potential careers

Linguist, Anthropologist, Author, Parliamentary Adviser, Policy Adviser, Political Adviser, Public Servant, Feature Writer, Government or Corporate Policy Adviser, Foreign Aid Worker, Journalist, Archaeologist, Arts Administrator, Novelist, Columnist, Communications Analyst, Communications Officer, Copywriter, Curator, Project Manager, Publicist, Publishing.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$33,500.00 (US$ 22,884) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected December 2019

More details

Start date

2 March 2020, 27 July 2020


The University of Adelaide (UoA)

North Terrace Campus,


South Australia,

5005, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification. United Entrance Certificate (UEC) 5. IELTS: Overall 6.5; Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 6; TOEFL Internet-based: Overall 79, Reading and Listening: 13, Speaking 18, Writing 21; Pearson – Overall 58, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 50 and Cambridge - Overall 176, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing – 169.

For international students

Australian Year 12 or equivalent.

Students from other countries should have country specific qualification equivalent to Australia.

English Language Requirements

IELTS: Overall 6.5 (Reading 6, Listening 6, Speaking 6, Writing 6); TOEFL: Internet-based: Total score of 79 with a minimum of 21 in Writing, 18 in Speaking and 13 in Reading and Listening; TOEFL Paper-based: Total score of 577 with a minimum of 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE); Pearsons: Overall 58 (Reading 50, Listening 50, Speaking 50, Writing 50); Cambridge: Overall 176 (Reading 169, Listening 169, Speaking 169, Writing 169).

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Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • The University of Adelaide College

About this uni

The University of Adelaide works alongside governments, businesses, and other universities across Asia, Europe and North America.

  • Based in South Australia.
  • Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world.
  • Member of Australia’s research-intensive Group of Eight.
  • Top 10 on The Economist’s list of world’s most liveable cities