Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences

The University of Adelaide

The Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences allows students to study both society and science, and the interactions between them to prepare them for a range of careers in policy, government, communication, business, and industry. With a core drawn from Science, History, English, Philosophy and Aboriginal Studies students examine the construction, transmission, and critique of scientific and other forms of knowledge, and their ethical and social impacts. Rather than simply a combination of two independent degrees, this three year single degree offers a distinct interdisciplinary approach. It allows students to take a major and/or a minor and, for the more adventurous, the opportunity to co-create their study pathways under the guidance of an experienced academic. Key to this program is the final year Science and Society capstone course and the Liberal Arts and Sciences Internship, taught collaboratively by the Faculties of Arts and Sciences. Students are strongly encouraged to go on exchange as part of their study, and the program has particularly strong links with the Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences offered by the University of Freiburg, one of the University of Adelaide's priority international partners.

Course Fee:

International: $111,000

Entry Requirements:

Students must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units); and compete for a place with their Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

Subjects you can Study:

Anthropology; Asian Studies; Chinese Studies; Classics; Creative Writing; Criminology; English; French Studies; Gender Studies; Geography Environment and Population; German Studies; History; Indigenous Knowledges and Society; Indonesian Studies; International Development; Italian Studies; Japanese Studies; Linguistics; Modern Greek Studies; Music; Philosophy; Politics and International Studies; Sociology; Spanish Studies; Biochemistry; Chemistry; Ecology; Evolutionary Biology; Geology; Geophysics and Applied Geology; Genetics; Microbiology and Immunology; Molecular and Biomedical Science; Physics; Theoretical Physics; Soil Science; Spatial Science; Experimental and Theoretical Physics

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00123M

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace 66.1 No Full time 3 years

A dynamic campus life in Adelaide’s CBD  

Our main campus is located on North Terrace, one of the premier streets in Adelaide’s CBD. Surrounded by the State’s Art Gallery, Museum and Library, the campus is also walking distance from shops, cafes, businesses, parklands and Adelaide Oval. 
The North Terrace campus itself is stunning. A mixture of historical sandstone buildings and new purpose-built facilities. It’s a hive of activity and has a rich campus life, with most of the 27,000 students attending classes there each day. 
The University also has a campus at Roseworthy, 55kms north of Adelaide. Roseworthy is home to South Australia’s only veterinary school and houses internationally renowned equine, companion and production animal health centres. 
Our Waite campus is 8kms walk south of Adelaide and is the biggest plant and agricultural science research site in the Southern Hemisphere. 

Degrees for jobs of the future    

University of Adelaide degrees are relevant to the ever-changing needs of employers, industries and the community. We offer more than 180 undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in areas such as:
  • music, teaching, languages, history, media, international studies and development, and social sciences
  • engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
  • health and medical sciences, dentistry and oral health, nursing, medicine, and psychology
  • law, business, economics, finance, architecture, innovation and entrepreneurship, and marketing
  • biology, agriculture, food science, veterinary, physics, chemistry, and nutrition. 

Learn alongside bright minds  

A University of Adelaide degree doesn’t just get you your first job, a degree at Adelaide sets you up for a lifetime of learning and a successful career. 
Our students become more than just masters of their discipline, they learn how to think differently, solve problems, innovate and adapt to their environment. 
All our degrees include a strong research component, allowing students to contribute to discoveries from their first day at university.
We also provide our students with the opportunity to learn from internationally-acclaimed researchers, in small groups. We work closely with employers to ensure our students graduate with the skills they need to succeed in the workplace. 

Build a career from our reputation 

Established in 1874, the University of Adelaide is the third-oldest university in Australia. 
We are a member of the leading universities in Australia, the Group of Eight (Go8) coalition, and have strong partnerships with government, a wide range of industries, and universities right across the globe.    
Many notable people studied at the University of Adelaide, including astronaut Andy Thomas, former Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard and Nobel laureates William and Lawrence Bragg. World leaders, CEOs, Rhodes Scholars and Olympians are also amongst our alumni. 
CRICOS No. 00123M

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