University of South Australia (UniSA)

Bachelor of Arts (Cultural Studies) (MBAA)

University of South Australia (UniSA)

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

The Cultural Studies major will explore the complex and diverse cultural, social, economic, historical and political legacies and relations of power that influence our everyday lives and the ways we make meaning through our engagement with various texts, objects, routines and practices. You will: develop a sophisticated body of knowledge regarding cultures and their contexts; develop an in-depth understanding of how we represent ourselves through various forms of popular culture (film, TV, literature, social media) and what the effects of such representation are; research and analyse real world problems; explore contemporary cultural contexts including computer games, music and popular culture; research and analyse real-world problems.


  • 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

Complete or partly complete a recognised higher education program at a recognised higher education institution, or Complete at least four Open Universities Australia (OUA) courses at undergraduate level or above

Study pathways

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

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Magill International: $92,700 No
  • Full-time : 3 years

Further information

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

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