single degree

Bachelor of Pacific Studies

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

BPACSTD
  • Length 3 year full-time
  • Minimum 144 Units
Admission requirements
  • Length 3 year full-time
  • Minimum 144 Units
Admission requirements

As Australia’s engagement with the Pacific increases, so too does the need for graduates with Pacific expertise.

The Bachelor of Pacific Studies will provide you with a deep understanding of the diversity, history and contemporary issues of Oceania, so you can take a leading role in Pacific policy and development.

You will also have the opportunity to engage in internship and immersion programs in Oceania, boosting your language skills and expertise in the region.

Career Options

ANU provides you with more choice for your entrance score by offering the new Flexible Double Degree program.

The ANU Flexible Double Degree lets you build skills for your chosen career without forfeiting your passion.  It's your choice to build a double degree partnership that suits your head and your heart.http://students.anu.edu.au/applications/

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Bachelor of Pacific Studies find employment in Pacific policy and development.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of a Bachelor of Pacific Studies, graduates will be able to:

  • Speak and write about theories, factual content and research approaches relevant to Pacific Studies.
  • Identify relevant regional and international literature relevant to Pacific Studies.
  • Determine the processes through which current knowledge about Pacific Studies has been developed.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the diversity of perspectives on indigenous, popular, policy and scholarly debates in Oceania.

Admission Requirements

Admission to all programs is on a competitive basis, taking into account all relevant academic qualifications. If you hold more than one qualification, admission will be based on your overall record. Tertiary qualifications are generally weighted more heavily than secondary. If you have completed an approved tertiary preparation course or alternative entry scheme, you will be assessed on the results of that scheme alone, unless you have undertaken subsequent study.

Click HERE for further information about domestic admission pathways.

The table below is a guide to the entry level required for domestic applicants. Exact entry level will be set at time of offer.

Domestic applicant entry requirements

From 2010, the UAI/ENTER/TER will be referred to as ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) for admission. See http://www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/atar/ for further information.

Queensland Band equivalents are a guide only - selection is made on a UAI equivalent that is not available to students.

International applicant entry requirements

International applicants may view further information on admissions requirements at Entry Requirements for International Undergraduate Applicants

The University reserves the right to alter or discontinue its programs as required.

ATAR:
80
QLD Band:
10
International Baccalaureate:
29

Adjustment Factors

The National Access Scheme 2014

ANU offers bonus points for nationally strategic senior secondary subjects, and in recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies.  Please note that Bonus Points do not apply to the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery program.

Bonus points are applied to all applicants with an ATAR at or above 70. Points are awarded in accordance with the approved schedule, and no more than 10 points (maximum 5 academic points and maximum 5 equity points) will be awarded.

Bonus points do not apply to programs with an ATAR cutoff of 98 or higher.

Bonus Points are only awarded to domestic applicants applying for admission through UAC who have not previously attempted tertiary study.

How to apply

Academic Bonus Points: senior secondary students do not need to apply for ANU academic bonus points. They are automatically added in accordance with the schedule.

Educational Access Scheme: senior secondary students do not need to apply if their school is part of the Priority School Funding Program or Country Areas Program. All other applicants should refer to www.uac.edu.au/undergraduate/eas for more information.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

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

Annual indicative fee for international students
$25,983.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to current and future students to assist with the cost of their studies. The University is committed to enabling all students, regardless of their background, to achieve their best at ANU and realise their potential. 

Eligibility 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 Pacific Studies requires the completion of 144 units, of which:

A maximum of 60 units can come from completion of 1000 level courses

The 144 units must include:

48 units from completion of the Pacific Studies major

Either:

24 units from completion of one of the following minors:

Anthropology

Archaeology

Australian Indigenous Studies

Biodiversity Conservation and Management

Chinese

Climate Science and Policy

Development Studies

Environmental Policy

Environmental Policy

Environmental Studies

Forest Science and Policy

French Language and Culture

Geography

German Language and Culture

Heritage and Museum Studies

Hindi

History

Human Ecology

Human Ecology

Indonesian

Integrative Methods in Environment and Society

International Relations

Japanese

Political Science

Social Research Methods

Sociology

Soil and Land Management

Spanish

Sustainable Development

Water Science and Policy

24 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU

Or:

48 units from completion of one of the following majors:

Anthropology

Archaeology

Chinese

Development Studies

Environmental and Landscape Sciences

Environmental Studies

French Language and Culture

Gender, Sexuality and Culture

Geography

German Language and Culture

Hindi

History

Indonesian

International Relations

Japanese

Natural Resource Management

Political Science

Sociology

Spanish

Sustainability Science

nthropology
Archaeology
Chinese
Development Studies
Environmental and Landscape Sciences
Environmental Studies
French Language and Culture
Gender, Sexuality and Culture
Geography
German Language and Culture
Hindi
History
Indonesian
International Relations
Japanese
Natural Resource Management
Political Science
Sociology
Spanish
Sustainability Science

48 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU

Majors

Minors

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.

Study Options

Year 1 48 units PASI1011 Navigating Pacific Studies Online Course 6 units Major 1000 level course 6 units Elective course 1000 level course 6 units Elective course 1000 level course 6 units
Pacific Studies Major ASIA1025 or ASIA1030 6 units Major 1000 level course 6 units Elective course 1000 level course 6 units Elective course 1000 level course 6 units
Year 2 48 units PASI2001 Pacific Studies in a Globalizing World 6 units Major 2000 or 3000 level course 6 units Major 2000 or 3000 level course 6 units Major 2000 or 3000 level course 6 units
PASI2002 Australia in Oceania in the 19th and 20th centuries 6 units Major 2000 or 3000 level course 6 units Major 2000 or 3000 level course 6 units Major 2000 or 3000 level course 6 units
Year 3 48 units Pacific Studies Major 2000 or 3000 level course 6 units Pacific Studies Major 2000 or 3000 level course 6 units Major 2000 or 3000 level course 6 units Elective 2000 or 3000 level course 6 units
Pacific Studies Major 2000 or 3000 level course 6 units Pacific Studies Major 2000 or 3000 level course 6 units Major 2000 or 3000 level course 6 units Elective 2000 or 3000 level course 6 units
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