University of South Australia (UniSA)

Bachelor of Arts - Aboriginal Cultures and Australian Society (MBAP)

University of South Australia (UniSA)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00121B

The Bachelor of Arts (Aboriginal Cultures and Australian Society) provides students with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the economic, social, political and cultural aspects of life in Aboriginal communities. Key areas of study include: Aboriginal cultures and Australian society, Aboriginal Australians and Aboriginal writing, archaeology and its role in Aboriginal heritage issues, Aboriginal history and colonialism.


  • 108 units of study comprising 13.5 units of core courses
  • 4.5 unit elective
  • 18 units of minor courses
  • 72 units of Professional Majors.


  • Aboriginal Cutlures
  • Australian Society

Standard entry requirements

  • Qualify for South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) with competitive ATAR
  • Or complete secondary education equivalent to SACE
  • Complete International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Complete or partially complete higher education program
  • Complete four Open Universities Australia courses at undergraduate level or above
  • Complete a Certificate IV level or above
  • Qualify for special entry
  • Complete a Foundation Studies program
  • And meet any pre-requisite and academic requirements. International students who speak English as a foreign language must have obtained the required standards prior to admission.

Study pathways

Students who finish their degree with a credit or higher grade point average (GPA) could be eligible for the one-year Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree and may be able to continue studies with a Master of Teaching and teach Humanities and Social Sciences in Australia and overseas.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
City West International: $84,000 No

Further information

Students can also apply for the Bachelor of Arts (History and Cultural Studies), Master of Teaching (Secondary) packaged option which is a pathway straight into postgraduate study.

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