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Aboriginal Cultures and Australian Society, B.A.

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  • 36 months
University rank #295 (QS) Adelaide, Australia| Online
This exciting Aboriginal Cultures and Australian Society degree from University of South Australia will take you on a journey to explore Australia’s rich history and culture – if you’re interested in Aboriginal history, as well as contemporary Aboriginal issues, this arts degree is a good choice.
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This Aboriginal Cultures and Australian Society degree from University of South Australia will provide you 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 
You will study a mix of core courses, electives and chosen majors, enabling you to fine-tune your studies to your areas of interest. You will also be given the opportunity to study two professional majors, ensuring you graduate with advanced skills and knowledge that will set you apart from your competitors in the workplace.

The majors include:

  • Aboriginal Cultures: study Aboriginal cultures and societies, and their relationships with Australian and international contexts across a range of social, economic and political settings.
  • Australian Society: study current organisational and social theories in the analysis of Aboriginal issues as they intersect and operate within the context of contemporary Australian social and political systems. This major also develops students’ knowledge and understanding of the complexities of Australian society and culture prior to and following European settlement.

Career outcomes

Your career

Graduates from this specialisation find work as project officers, community service personnel and executive officers across a range of industries and business areas. Graduates may be employed by:

  • public service
  • human and community service organisations
  • private sector organisations 

You could also pursue a teaching role in humanities and social sciences when you continue your studies with a Master of Teaching (Secondary).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • If you require a student visa, you will need to allow additional time to apply for a student visa.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ideas, Innovation and communication 
  • Contemporary Aboriginal Issues 
  • Australian politics, Civics and Citizenship 
  • Intercultural Communication 
  • Aboriginal cultures 
  • Australian society and cultures 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements


  • Qualify for the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE), and achieved a competitive Selection Rank (ATAR), or
  • Complete secondary qualifications equivalent to SACE, or
  • Complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum score of 24 points

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    28000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28000 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • Domestic Students: Commonwealth Supported

Living costs for Adelaide

  • 1328 - 2480 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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