Bachelor of Arts

Flinders University

This degree provides a high quality education suitable for today's society, featuring both depth of study and breadth of knowledge. Students are required to complete at least one major sequence and one minor sequence for the BA degree. It is possible to complete two major sequences. The BA's flexibility allows students to either: explore in-depth a single field of study (up to two-thirds of your topics may be concentrated in a chosen field), or range widely and study several different fields of study (the BA allows you to graduate with one or two majors). The degree produces flexible, literate, independent and well-informed graduates, equipped with the transferable skills highly valued in the workforce. These include: communication and presentation skills (oral, written, electronic, graphic); skills in independent research and critical analysis; teamwork and interpersonal skills (including an understanding of cultural diversity); management and planning skills (including time and self-management skills); intellectual and creative skills; and computer literacy. BA graduates have the potential to become managers and leaders in the rapidly changing workforce of the 21st century.

Course Fee:

International: $82,800

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; or mature age entry (STAT); or TAFE/VET qualifications; or higher education transfers; or completion of a foundation studies program


Following the first year in which students will be exposed to at least three and usually four different areas of study, at least two of these will be taken to the second year of studies and at least one to third year. The remaining studies may be used to widen exposure to other areas of study or to consolidate studies in chosen specialities. In addition to these majors, students are also able to study minor sequences in: Archaeology, Indigenous Studies, International Affairs, Information Technology, Mathematics, Professional Studies and Sciences.

Subjects you can Study:

Applied linguistics; Australian studies; Creative writing; Criminology; Drama; English; French; Geography and Environmental Studies; History; Indonesian; Innovation and Enterprise; International Relations; Italian; Law and society; Modern Greek; Philosophy; Politics; Psychology; Screen and Media; Sociology; Spanish; Visual arts; Women's studies

Further information:

Students also have the option of combining this degree with one of the following Bachelor degrees, providing they meet the entry requirements for both: Laws and Legal Practice; Laws and Legal Practice (Honours); Business; Business (Human Resource Management, International Business, Management and Marketing); Commerce (Accounting and Finance); Behavioural Science (Psychology); International Relations and International Tourism.

Accepts International Students:


Related Careers:

Arts Administrator,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bedford Park No info No Full time 3 years
Bedford Park No info No Part time 6 years


Globally focused and locally engaged, Flinders University is making a difference through innovative research, excellence in teaching and learning, and exceptional student experience.

Why study with us

Flinders University is headquartered in South Australia with a footprint that extends through regional and remote Australia. Ranked in the top 2% of world universities[1], Flinders is number one in South Australia for teaching quality, student support, student–teacher ratio and undergraduate starting salary.[2]

In an era of disruptive change, Flinders University is growing its international reputation as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education and a source of enterprising graduates equipped to change the world.

Unique innovation offerings are supported by the Flinders New Venture Institute, a global entrepreneurship leader[3] located at the University’s high-tech Tonsley campus, while Flinders’ Victoria Square campus provides a study space in the heart of the city. An award-winning student hub at main campus fosters interactive learning in a digitally enabled environment. Students may also complete a Doctor of Medicine through Flinders’ Northern Territory Medical Program.

Internationally, joint courses are delivered with leading universities in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia.

Flinders’ research strengths include biomedical and clinical sciences, culture, policy and society, health and human behaviour, molecular science and technology, defence, engineering, water and environment.  Its research contributions are rich and growing, with some 90 per cent ranked at or above world class[4]. 

Facilities and services

In 2020 Flinders Train Station will open, connecting Flinders’ main campus to Tonsley. The adjacent Flinders Village development has commenced, to add further research facilities and student accommodation amid shops and other amenities in a thriving urban centre.

Whether you’re enjoying the leafy surrounds of the Bedford Park campus, immersed in the CBD at Victoria Square or contemplating the industries of the future at our state-of-the-art Tonsley facility, Flinders prides itself on offering students a great on-campus experience.

There’s also the option to study online, giving you the flexibility to learn whenever and wherever you’re located.

Find out more.

Admission and election

Whether you are a Year 12 student, a non-school leaver wanting to start your university studies or you want to further your university studies, we offer a range of pathways to gain admission into Flinders.

Undergraduate and postgraduate courses are offered for some 26,000 students. Flinders’ 5,400 international students come from more than 90 countries, with main campus featuring onsite accommodation for 560 students and an international pathways centre.

With our globally recognised degrees, vibrant campuses, exceptional teachers and strong industry connections, you’ll get all the support you need to build a great career.

We understand everyone has different needs at different times across their university journey. From before you apply and throughout your studies, the Flinders team is here to help with enrolment and academic advice, health and well-being support, social engagement advice and more.

Visit our website to find out more or to get in touch with one of our Prospective Student Advisors.

Study options

Whether you’re beginning your university journey, upskilling or changing careers, Flinders gives you the chance to develop practical, real-world skills geared towards a successful career. Our industry links, job placement opportunities and Work Integrated Learning (WIL) program have helped us become South Australia’s number one university for starting salary.

Visit our website to find out more. 


[1] THE World University Rankings 2020 according to the International Association of Universities

[2] Good Universities Guide 2020

[3] UBI World Benchmark Study 2019

[4] Flinders rating 89.7%, rounded up to 90%. Excellence in Research for Australia, 2018 

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