The University of South Australia’s 100% online degrees give you full control and flexibility over your study choices. With more than 25 years of experience providing online and distance education, you can be confident you’re gaining a high-quality university qualification from a globally-recognised institution.

100% online degrees

Study an Australian degree anywhere in the world. You won’t need to come onto campus for coursework, assessments or exams. Complete all study for your degree where it suits you.

Study when it suits you

University of South Australia Online's degrees support students who lead busy lifestyles. With four start dates a year in January, April, June and September there is no need to interrupt your life. Choose to study one or two courses each term – and if you need to take a break in your study, that’s an option too.

Designed specifically for online learning

Our team of academic and online experts have designed course materials to bring you the most engaging online learning experience. Degrees are delivered in an interactive way using innovative digital technology and state-of-the-art teaching and learning resources.

100% online interactive learning environment

The interactive online learning environment supports all your study needs. Log in anytime, on any device, wherever it suits you. 

Finish each course in 10 weeks

There are four terms a year and each term runs for 10 weeks. Courses are delivered within 10 weeks to keep you motivated and engaged throughout your degree. You may choose full-time study with two courses a term, or part-time study with just one course a term.

Get the help you need

Whether you need help with course content or assessments, we offer the academic support and services you need to be successful in your studies.

Learn from world-renowned academics

University of South Australia Online degrees have been designed by highly experienced academics and industry professionals who are leaders in their field. They will help you graduate career-ready with global knowledge and the most current industry practice.

Enjoy the support of a global community of students

You’re never alone in your study. The University of South Australia has a strong global network of current students and alumni and regularly hosts events and activities. Wherever you are in the world, you can share your experiences and engage with University of South Australia students, both past and present.

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Bachelor's

University of South Australia Online

From superannuation and tax to estate planning and risk management, this degree prepares you to navigate the complex financial planning landscape and will help you develo ... [+]

Degree overview Graduate as a qualified financial planner with a degree approved by the Financial Adviser Standards and Ethics Authority (FASEA). Use your degree as a pathway into the Financial Planning Association of Australia’s (FPA) CFP® Certification Program. Build the technical and professional skills needed to prepare detailed financial plans. Learn to develop financial and legal documentation that meet regulatory requirements. Explore personal budgeting, superannuation and retirement planning, financial risk management, and estate planning. Learn to use XPLAN, the most widely used financial planning software in Australia. Join a university ranked in the top 150 institutions in the world for Accounting and Finance (2019 QS subject rankings). The University of South Australia Business School is in the top 1% worldwide1 and has been awarded an overall five stars for excellence in the QS Stars Ratings 2018. ... [-]
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Successful HR professionals are business strategists, coaches and mentors who have exceptional people skills and a passion for working with others. As part of this degree ... [+]

Degree overview Discover how to strategically align human capital with business objectives. Focus on core HR areas including recruitment, learning and development, workforce planning, work health and safety, employee performance management and motivation. Develop analytical data skills using a variety of business tools and technologies that assist decision making in all facets of HR. Explore current and emerging workplace challenges through curriculum informed by the Centre for Workplace Excellence (CWeX). This degree is accredited by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). It is also recognised by the world’s largest HRM body, based in the United States – the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). University of South Australia Business School is in the top 1% worldwide1 and has been awarded an overall five stars for excellence in the QS Stars Ratings 2018. Ranked in the Top 10 nationally for Business and Economics2 ... [-]
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This degree will provide you with a grounding in key business disciplines through industry and business-focused courses, providing you with the expertise to manage resour ... [+]

Degree overview Discover the fundamentals of modern management, which involve the coordination of people, money and technology. Develop the skills to effectively lead and manage people, teams and organisations. Gain problem-solving and leadership skills to achieve key business objectives. Apply your knowledge in the workplace while you study and improve your business management skills before you graduate. Explore entrepreneurship and innovation and learn the process of launching a new venture. Graduate with a solid grasp of business fundamentals such as international business, economics, accounting, plus business operations and intelligence. University of South Australia Business School is in the top one per cent worldwide1 and has been awarded an overall five stars for excellence in the QS Stars Ratings 2018. Ranked in the Top 10 nationally for Business and Economics2 ... [-]
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Digital technology is changing the marketing landscape which means it's an exciting time to join the industry. With a focus on providing leading-edge marketing knowledge ... [+]

Degree overview Develop a broad skill set in brand management, advertising, retailing, strategic marketing, market research, as well as business intelligence and analytics. Explore consumer psychology and the scientific laws of brand growth. Be guided by experts who conduct world-class research at the Ehrenberg-Bass Institute for Marketing Science and advise global brands like P&G, Nestle and ESPN. Combine creative thinking with data analysis to create marketing strategies that achieve organisational goals. University of South Australia is a global leader in Brand Management research1 University of South Australia Business School is in the top one per cent worldwide2 and has been awarded an overall five stars for excellence in the QS Stars Ratings 2018. Ranked in the Top 10 nationally for Business and Economics3 ... [-]
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This degree will develop your strong business knowledge, and skills in financial and management accounting, taxation, company law, and auditing. You’ll learn about the cu ... [+]

Degree overview University of South Australia is one of the largest leading providers of accounting and finance education in Australia and Asia. Build a strong foundation of accounting knowledge and develop skills in business, taxation, auditing, law, finance and sustainability. Focus on the economic, legal and political influences that affect global business. Explore the latest developments and current issues in the accounting profession. Understand how business intelligence and analytics can be used to solve organisational problems. University of South Australia Business School is in the top one per cent worldwide1 and has been awarded an overall five stars for excellence in the QS Stars Ratings 2018. Ranked in the Top 10 nationally for Business and Economics2 ... [-]
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This degree will equip you with the knowledge and skills to create and deliver effective communication strategies across a range of traditional and emerging media platfor ... [+]

Degree overview Learn how to deliver effective communication strategies across a range of traditional and emerging media platforms with a focus on journalism, social media and content creation. Develop the critical and analytical thinking skills required for strategic planning and communication management. Choose a degree developed in consultation with industry experts and learn from academics who are leaders in their field. Apply your knowledge in the workplace while you study and improve your communication skills before you graduate. Snapshot

Study a 100% online communication degree designed specifically for online learning. Take full control over your study - access support seven days a week, plan your study to fit around your life, view learning resources 24/7, and log into the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.... [-]

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As a graduate, you’ll be able to apply your technical and practical knowledge in a range of situations, effectively analyse problems, and work collaboratively with allied ... [+]

Degree overview Develop a career in the construction industry focusing on residential and low-rise buildings.Go on to pursue your career goals in quantity surveying, building surveying or construction management. Study a degree developed in consultation with industry accrediting bodies, including: Australian Institute of Building (AIB) Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS) Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Learn from experienced academics with strong industry connections. University of South Australia was rated five-Stars in Built Environment in the 2017 QS Stars ranking. Snapshot

Study a 100% online construction management degree designed specifically for online learning. Take full control over your study - access support seven days a week, plan your study to fit around your life, view learning resources 24/7, and log into the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.... [-]

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Informed by the latest thinking and the most up-to-date developments in criminology, you’ll learn current trends in innovative fields like cybercrime, victimology, offend ... [+]

Degree overview Explore the inner workings of the criminal justice system and discover how it responds to crime and promotes justice for individuals and the community. Investigate current trends and contemporary issues such as cybercrime, counter-terrorism, police investigations and intelligence, and applied criminology. Learn about cutting-edge developments and research in criminology from academics with extensive industry experience. Study a degree that will enhance your career prospects if you are currently working in social work, counselling or welfare support, as well as law enforcement. Snapshot

Study a 100% online criminal justice degree designed specifically for online learning. Take full control over your study - access support seven days a week, engage with content from day one of your course, view learning resources 24/7, and log into the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.... [-]

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University of South Australia Online's digital media degree is a primer into the broad range of practical and technical skills that employers are telling us they need. Yo ... [+]

Degree overview Develop essential digital skills including graphic and web design, social media management, content creation, video and audio production, animation and digital storytelling. Upskill in a range of digital areas required by businesses, government departments and not-for-profits who are increasingly bringing digital functions in-house. Create an industry-standard portfolio to add to your resume and get hands-on experience using the latest digital software. Learn to bring creative ideas to life in visually engaging ways to help businesses and their brands communicate with people more effectively. Complement your digital media expertise with electives from a range of disciplines including business, marketing, IT and data analytics, and communication. Snapshot ... [-]
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Combining two highly sought after areas of technology – data analytics and information technology – this degree will help you enter the workforce, or advance your career ... [+]

Degree overview Gain a solid IT foundation and develop expertise in data analytics. Analyse and visualise rich data sources, spot data trends, and generate data management strategies. Train with software tools used by professionals in the industry. Gain valuable knowledge and insights from our industry partnerships – the Institute of Analytics Professionals of Australia and the leader in business analytics software – SAS. Snapshot

Study a 100% online IT and data analytics degree designed specifically for online learning. Take full control over your study - access support seven days a week, plan your study to fit around your life, view learning resources 24/7, and log into the interactive online environment anywhere, any time and on any device.... [-]

Australia Adelaide
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Gain the skills you need to excel in any marketing and communication (marcomms) role, no matter what industry you choose to work in. Explore diverse areas such as social ... [+]

Degree overview Develop a versatile skill set in social media, advertising, public relations, content creation, marketing analytics, retailing, and brand management. Learn emerging trends in digital marketing including online advertising, mobile marketing, and customer relationship management (CRM) strategies. Combine creative thinking and data analysis to develop effective integrated marketing and communication campaigns in a digital era. Be guided by experts who conduct world-class research at the Ehrenberg-Bass Institute for Marketing Science and advise brands like P&G, Nestle and ESPN. University of South Australia is a global leader in brand management research*. University of South Australia Business School is in the top one per cent worldwide and has been awarded an overall five stars for excellence in the QS Stars Ratings 2018. ... [-]
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University of South Australia’s Bachelor of Psychological Science and Sociology is the only degree of its kind in Australia, formally bringing together two powerful disci ... [+]

Degree overview Examine connections between human behaviour, social structures and social policy, and understand how these relationships shape organisations, communities, families and individuals. Choose to focus your studies on ageing and disability, and/or criminology; and graduate with a broad skill set in demand by employers in the growing area of human services. Explore a range of issues like gender and identity, marginalised young people, social divisions and the significance of popular culture in modern society. Gain a unique qualification that combines the study of psychology and sociology – it’s the only degree of its kind in Australia. Be prepared for opportunities created by the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Top 10 in Australia for Psychology1 ... [-]
Australia Adelaide
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