Bachelor of Arts - Cultural Studies

University of South Australia (UniSA)

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

The Bachelor of Arts allows students to select two majors ensuring they graduate with a broad knowledge of two areas of interest. The Cultural Studies major explores the complex and diverse economic, cultural, social, historical and political legacies that influence modern-day society. Students develop a sophisticated body of knowledge regarding cultures and their contexts and undertake cultural analysis including weighing evidence, explaining varying perspectives and communicating effectively. Students research and analyse real world problems and explore contemporary cultural contexts including computer games, music and popular culture.


  • 108 units
  • 9 units of core courses
  • 36 units of an Arts specialisation
  • 36 units of a second Arts major
  • 18 units of a minor
  • 9 units of electives.


  • Arts - Cultural Studies
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Creative Writing and Literature
  • English Language
  • History and Global Politics
  • Languages (French/Italian/Japanese)
  • Law, Policy and Politics
  • Performing Arts
  • Psychology
  • Screen Studies
  • Social Media
  • Sociology.

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 Cert 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

This degree can be used as a pathway to further study, including teaching.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Magill International: $80,100 Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time

Further information

Enrolment in the English Language major is only available to non-native speakers of English.

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