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  • Length 4 years full-time
  • Minimum 192 Units
Admission requirements
  • Mode of delivery
    • Internal
Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) / Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Single degree

Four years full-time (192 units) - 4 courses per semester (24 units)
Ten courses in one Arts discipline (A major of 8 courses plus 2 courses) (60 units)
Six Advanced Studies courses (36 units)
Eight electives (48 units) from across the ANU
Honours year (48 units)

About this degree

In a Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)/Bachelor of Arts (Hons), PhB(Hons)/BArts(Hons), single degree program you will study a total of 192 units.  This degree is offered as a joint single degree by the College of Arts and Social Science at ANU and the Faculty of Arts at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Typically you will take 4 courses per semester (total of 24 units) as a full time student at ANU and 5 modules (60 modular credits) as a full time student at NUS.

You will undertake 48 units of study at ANU (one year, full time) before undertaking 1.5 years of full time study at NUS. You will then return to complete your degree at ANU by undertaking the final semester of 3rd year and the full year of the Honours program.

You need to decide on your chosen Arts major before commencing study at NUS.

You must achieve an average mark of 80% in each semester.





Enrolment Status

While it's possible to enrol in fewer courses per semester, which is called studying part-time, it will take you longer to finish your program and get your degree. If you are an international student you must always be full-time.
•    A course (usually 6 units) can only be counted towards one major or minor.
•    You need to enrol in courses for both First Semester and Second Semester.
•    You can’t study more than four courses (24 units) per semester, eight for the year.
•    You need to enrol in 1000 level courses for your chosen Arts major
You may take 1000-level courses later in your program. But remember you can’t count more than ten 1000-level courses (60 units) towards your single degree or six 1000-level courses

Important things to keep in mind when choosing your 1000-level courses

When you enrol for the first time you will study ‘1000-level’ courses. These courses have ‘1’ as the first number in their course code, such as ARTS1234.
You need to enrol in:
Courses for both First Semester and Second Semester
1000 level Courses for at least one Arts major
Two Advanced Studies courses:
•    ARTS1101 - Advanced Studies 1: Thinking Research in Second Semester
•    ARTS1102 - Advanced Studies 2: Doing Research in First Semester
Four 1000-level courses to bring the total to eight courses

Majors and Minors

See available majors and minors for this program

Students are required to choose a major from one of the following disciplines:
English
History
Philosophy
Political Science
International Relations

Electives

While you only need to enrol in courses for ten Arts courses, six Advanced Studies courses and one honours year, you can use your electives to enrol in 1000-level courses for other Arts majors or minors. That way you keep your options open. Once you've selected courses for the major, you should choose electives to make up the balance of your courses.

Study Options

Bachelor of Philosopy (Honours)/Bachelor of Arts (Honours) ANU-NUS

This is a typical study plan for the first year of student in this degree.

Study Options

Year 1 48 units Major 1000 level Course 6 units ARTS1101 Advanced Studies 1: Thinking Research 6 units Arts Elective 1000 level Course 6 units Elective 1000 level Course 6 units
Major 1000 level Course 6 units ARTS1102 Advanced Studies 2: Doing Research 6 units Arts Elective 1000 level Course 6 units Elective 1000 level Course 6 units
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