Bachelor of Arts (Advanced)

University of Adelaide, The

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00123M

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. 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 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.


  • Anthropology
  • Asian Studies
  • Chinese studies
  • Classics
  • Creative Writing
  • English
  • French Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Geography Environment and Population
  • German Studies
  • International Development
  • Japanese Studies
  • History
  • Linguistics
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and International Studies
  • Spanish Studies.

Standard entry requirements

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 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.

Study pathways

The BA (Advanced) is an excellent pathway to PhD study via Honours.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
North Terrace International: $105,000 No
North Terrace International: $121,500 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 3 years

Further information

Note: Students must maintain a GPA of 5.0 or they will be required to transfer to the Bachelor of Arts.

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