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Bachelor of International Security Studies (Honours)

A single one year undergraduate degree offered by the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

BISST
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan HINSS
  • CRICOS code 085328F
  • Field of Education
    • Political Science and Policy S
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan HINSS
  • CRICOS code 085328F
  • Field of Education
    • Political Science and Policy S

The International Security Studies program provides specialist training in the international, internal, and transnational security challenges currently facing the Asia-Pacific region. As an Honours student you will have access to the wealth of expertise in international security studies across the ANU and to the great holdings of the University and the National libraries. You will have expert supervisory guidance and research training in the College of Asia and the Pacific. With a Bachelor of International Security Studies (Honours) degree, you will acquire in-depth contextual knowledge and develop the research skills you need to move on to a higher research degree and/or professional employment.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. pose a significant research question relating to international security studies;

  2. investigate this question creatively, critically, ethically, and independently, including through sophisticated use of appropriate theory and methodology, and place these investigations in the context of the relevant intellectual tradition; and

  3. communicate their research and its findings through an appropriate medium

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor of International Security Studies degree or equivalent, completed within the last two years:

  1. with a weighted average mark equivalent to an ANU 70 per cent in relevant courses in their Bachelor Pass Degree (i.e., courses that are relevant to their proposed honours thesis), excluding 1000-level courses (i.e. introductory undergraduate courses).
  2. with a major or equivalent in a cognate discipline.
  3. with the written approval of an identified supervisor and the CAP Honours Program Convenor for the thesis.

Cognate Areas

International Security studies; Asia-Pacific Security Studies; International Relations; Asia-Pacific Politics; Comparative Politics; Political Science; Political Theory

Bonus Points

Bonus points to do not apply to 1 year honours programs. They do not apply to this program.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$34,944.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of International Security Studies (Honours) requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

48 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

STST4001 Fundamentals of Research Design In Asia-Pacific International, Political and Security Studies

THES4501 Thesis in International Security Studies

Elective Study

Once you have met the program requirements of your degree, you may have enough electives to complete an additional elective majorminor or specialisation.

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