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University of Adelaide, Australia, Adelaide

Arts (Advanced), B.A.

  • Arts (Advanced), B.A.
  • Full-time
  • Duration : 3 years

Student Type

Indicative Fees

AUD 6,375

Study mode

On Campus


Course Highlights

The Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) provides students with specialised and advanced knowledge in two of the following disciplines: Anthropology, Asian Studies, Chinese Studies, Classics, Creative Writing, English, French Studies, Gender Studies and Social Analysis, Geography Environment and Population, German Studies, History, International Development, Japanese Studies, Linguistics, Philosophy, Politics and International Studies, or Spanish Studies.

Career Opportunities

Career options for social sciences graduates: jobs you can do with a degree in economics, geography, history, law, politics, psychology, sociology etc. If you are graduating with a degree in social sciences, you may find there is a limited number of careers in which your subject is an essential requirement. However, there will be many areas in which your qualification can be an advantage.Careers for social science graduates Some of the areas employing social science graduates are: accountancy advertising/marketing banking and insurance business management economics local government management consultancy market research media politics psychology retail and sales teaching and lecturing tourism town planning.

Course Overview

This degree provides a challenging avenue of study for high-achieving students and will instil in them advanced research skills that will prepare students for higher degree studies and leadership in their chosen career. Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) students have the advantage of an individual academic mentor throughout their degree, providing a more tailored learning and development experience. Participation in Study Abroad, Arts Internship, Community Engagement Project and Summer Research Scholarships are all strongly encouraged for students. Other unique opportunities open to Arts (Advanced) students include attending exclusive seminars and industry talks. I want to find another Bachelor Course Note: Students must maintain a GPA of 5.0 or they will be required to transfer to the Bachelor of Arts. Potential careers Linguist, Anthropologist, Author, Parliamentary Adviser, Personal / Research Officer (Local MP), Consultant, Policy Adviser, Political Adviser, Politician, Public Servant, Researcher, Feature Writer, Government Officer, Government or Corporate Policy Adviser


Programme Structure BA (Advanced) students are appointed an academic mentor for the of their degree and are able to focus on advanced level study from the first year of study. Students will study two Majors, understake a 3-unit course in advanced humanities and complete a 6-unit research project in their final year under the supervision of their academic mentor. The remainder of the degree is made up of free choice electives from within the Humanities and Social Sciences. Students studying this program will attend various discipline research seminars, career and industry talks. BA (Advanced) students will also be assisted and encouraged to participate in the University's Study Abroad Program, the Arts Internship scheme, the Community Engagement Project and Summer Research Scholarships. Students need to maintain a GPA of 5.0 for the of the degree. Assessment Essays, seminar or tutorial participation, exams, internship research project option, 6-unit research project in final year. Areas of Specialisation Majors currently available include: Anthropology Asian Studies Classics English European Studies Gender Studies and Social Analysis (formerly Gender Work and Social Inquiry) History Linguistics Philosophy Politics



Academic Entry Requirement

Academic Requirements Domestic applicants 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 Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR). 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 Humanities & Social Sciences are also considered. Special Entry applicants You must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2015. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2015 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2013 or 2014), 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 2013). 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 Additional Entry Requirements Year 12 applicants must obtain an Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) of 95 or higher (or equivalent). Due to the rigour and specialisation of the Bachelor of Arts (Advanced), this program is not suitable to be studied concurrently or as part of a double degree. Double counting of units between the B Arts (Advanced) and other programs will not be permitted. International applicants Equivalent Scores International ATAR 95 IB 34 A-Level 13 UEC [Malaysia] 5 SAT [US] 2205 OSSD OAC [Canadian Pre-U] 90 Eynesbury Foundation Program 430 Bradford Foundation Program 88 The criteria used to allocate university places to applicants. You may be eligible to compete for a university place using Year 12 results, previous university study, VET qualifications or the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Specific rules, prerequisites and cut-offs may apply to your situation.

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