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Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

A single one year undergraduate degree offered by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

BA
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan HARTS
  • CRICOS code 002285K
  • Field of Education
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  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan HARTS
  • CRICOS code 002285K
  • Field of Education
    • Society and Culture not elsewh

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts Honours requires completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

48 units from completion of one of the following Honours specialisations:

Anthropology

48 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

ANTH4011 History of Anthropological Theory

ANTH4012 Theory and Ethnography in the Analysis of Cultures

THES4103 Thesis

Applied Economics

48 units from completion of one course from the following list, which must be completed more than once, in consecutive semesters:

ECON4021F Applied Economics IV Honours (S)

ECON4021P Applied Economics IV Honours (S)

Archaeology

48 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

ARCH4001 An Introduction to Cultural and Environmental Heritage

ARCH4002 Archaeology Honours Research Seminar

ARCH4003 Archaeology Honours Writing Seminar

ARCH4004 Frameworks for Archaeological Science

THES4102 Thesis

Art History and Theory

36 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

ARTH4015 Honours Art Museum Internship 1

ARTH4016 Honours Art Museum Internship 2

THES4102 Thesis

12 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ARTH4017 Methodologies of Art History

ARTH4018 East-West Interactions in Art

Asian Studies

48 units from completion of one course from the following list, which must be completed more than once, in consecutive semesters:

ASIA4001F Asian Studies IV Honours (S)

ASIA4001P Asian Studies IV Honours (S)

Australian Indigenous Studies

24 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ANTH4009 Research Methods in Development Studies

ANTH4010 Key Concepts in Anthropology of Development

ANTH4011 History of Anthropological Theory

ANTH4012 Theory and Ethnography in the Analysis of Cultures

POLS4011 Research Training: Scope and Methods

SOCY4009 Sociology Honours Theory Seminar

SOCY4010 Sociology Honours Methods Seminar

24 units from completion of THES4102 Thesis

Biological Anthropology

48 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

BIAN4009 Writing Seminar in Biological Anthropology

BIAN4010 Theory Seminar in Biological Anthropology

BIAN4011 Data Analysis and Methods in Biological Anthropology

THES4103 Thesis

Classical Studies

48 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

CLAS4006 Classics Methods and Evidence

CLAS4007 Research in Classical Studies

THES4105 Thesis

Contemporary Europe

36 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

POLS4011 Research Training: Scope and Methods

THES4103 Thesis

12 units from completion of courses from the following list:

HIST4009 War and Culture in the 20th Century

POLS4009 Special Topics in Politics and International Relations 1

POLS4010 Special Topics in Politics and International Relations 2

Development Studies

48 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

ANTH4009 Research Methods in Development Studies

ANTH4010 Key Concepts in Anthropology of Development

THES4103 Thesis

English

36 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

ENGL4020 Researching and Writing the Thesis: A Workshop

ENGL4021 Creative Reading: Topics in Theory, Methodology and Interpretation

THES4102 Thesis

12 units from completion of courses from the following list:

ENGL4018 Re-making Literature: Topics in Reading and Analysing Genre

ENGL4019 Reading Context: Topics in Production and Reception of Texts

Environment and Society

48 units from completion of one course from the following list, which must be completed more than once, in consecutive semesters:

ENVS4005F Environment and Society Honours

ENVS4005P Environment and Society Honours

Gender, Sexuality, and Culture

A minimum of 12 units from completion of courses from the following list:

CLAS4006 Classics Methods and Evidence

ENGL4020 Researching and Writing the Thesis: A Workshop

ENGL4021 Creative Reading: Topics in Theory, Methodology and Interpretation

LANG4004 Research Tools in Advanced Language Studies

LING4009 Selected topics in methodologies for researching language

LING4010 Selected topics in empirical approaches to linguistics

SOCY4009 Sociology Honours Theory Seminar

SOCY4010 Sociology Honours Methods Seminar

A maximum of 12 units from completion of courses from the following list:

CLAS4007 Research in Classical Studies

ENGL4018 Re-making Literature: Topics in Reading and Analysing Genre

ENGL4019 Reading Context: Topics in Production and Reception of Texts

LANG4002 Topics in Advanced Language Studies 1

LANG4003 Topics in Advanced Language Studies 2

LING4011 Selected topics in theory and analysis in linguistics

LING4012 Selected topics in analysis of a subsystem of language

24 units from completion of THES4103 Thesis

Geography

48 units from completion of one course from the following list, which must be completed more than once, in consecutive semesters:

ENVS4015F Geography IV Honours

ENVS4015P Geography IV Honours

History

24 units from completion of courses from the following list:

HIST4009 War and Culture in the 20th Century

HIST4010 History Incorporated: Early Modern Bodies, 1550-1750

HIST4011 Key Issues in History

HIST4012 Topics in Australian History

24 units from completion of THES4102 Thesis

Human Ecology

48 units from completion of one course from the following list, which must be completed more than once, in consecutive semesters:

ENVS4025F Human Ecology IV Honours (S)

ENVS4025P Human Ecology IV Honours (S)

Language Studies

12 units from completion of courses from the following list:

CLAS4006 Classics Methods and Evidence

ENGL4020 Researching and Writing the Thesis: A Workshop

ENGL4021 Creative Reading: Topics in Theory, Methodology and Interpretation

LANG4004 Research Tools in Advanced Language Studies

LING4009 Selected topics in methodologies for researching language

LING4010 Selected topics in empirical approaches to linguistics

12 units from completion of courses from the following list:

CLAS4007 Research in Classical Studies

LANG4002 Topics in Advanced Language Studies 1

LANG4003 Topics in Advanced Language Studies 2

LING4011 Selected topics in theory and analysis in linguistics

LING4012 Selected topics in analysis of a subsystem of language

24 units from completion of THES4105 Thesis

Mathematics

48 units from completion of one course from the following list, which must be completed more than once, in consecutive semesters:

MATH4005F Mathematics IV Honours

MATH4005P Mathematics IV Honours

Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies

12 units from completion of courses from the following list:

LING4009 Selected topics in methodologies for researching language

POLS4011 Research Training: Scope and Methods

A maximum of 6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

LANG4004 Research Tools in Advanced Language Studies

LING4010 Selected topics in empirical approaches to linguistics

A minimum of 6 units from completion of the following course, which may be taken twice:

MEAS4001 Special Topics in Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies

24 units from completion of THES4103 Thesis

Music

36 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

MUSI4401 The Scholar Musician 1

MUSI4402 The Scholar Musician 2

THES4105 Thesis

12 units from completion of courses from the following list:

MUSI4404 Articulating Music Practice

MUSI4405 Special Topic in Research Methodology for Music 1

MUSI4406 Special Topic in Research Methodology for Music 2

MUSI4407 Honours Music Professional Practice Project 1

MUSI4409 Honours Music Research Project 1

Philosophy

42 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

PHIL4009 Approaching Research in Philosophy

PHIL4010 Advanced Topics in Philosophy

PHIL4010 Advanced Topics in Philosophy on a topic not taken previously

THES4102 Thesis

6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

PHIL4010 Advanced Topics in Philosophy on a topic not taken previously

PHIL4011 Advanced Readings in Philosophy

PHIL4012 Topics in Philosophy

Politics and International Relations

48 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

POLS4009 Special Topics in Politics and International Relations 1

POLS4010 Special Topics in Politics and International Relations 2

POLS4011 Research Training: Scope and Methods

THES4103 Thesis

Population Health

48 units from completion of one course from the following list, which must be completed more than once, in consecutive semesters:

POPS4105F Population Health Honours

POPS4105P Population Health Honours

Psychology

48 units from completion of one course from the following list, which must be completed more than once, in consecutive semesters:

PSYC4005F Psychology IV Honours

PSYC4005P Psychology IV Honours

Sociology

48 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

SOCY4009 Sociology Honours Theory Seminar

SOCY4010 Sociology Honours Methods Seminar

THES4103 Thesis

For all Honours Specialisations, and for Combined Honours, HONS4100 Final Honours Grade will be used to calculate the Class of Honours and the Mark. It will be calculated using the formula: Σ (mark x units) / Σ units, giving NCN and WN a nominal mark of zero.

Specialisations

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.

Admission Requirements

Anthropology Honours specialisation:

A Bachelor of Arts degree from the ANU, or equivalent from another institution

 

48 units from completion of the Anthropology major

 

12 units from completion of further 2000- and 3000-level courses from the Anthropology major

 

A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from courses from the major

 

Written approval of an identified supervisor for THES4103 Thesis

 

Applied Economics specialisation:

A Bachelor of Arts degree from the ANU, or equivalent from another institution

 

48 units from completion of the Economic Studies major

 

A Distinction grade or better in ECON3101 Microeconomics 3 and ECON3102 Macroeconomics 3 which may be double counted towards completion of the Economic Studies major

 

A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from courses from the major

 

Written approval of an identified supervisor for the research project/thesis

 

Archaeology Honours specialisation:

A Bachelor of Arts degree from the ANU, or equivalent from another institution

 

48 units from completion of the Archaeology major

 

12 units from completion of further 2000- and 3000-level courses from the Archaeology major

 

6 units from completion of ARCH3000 Research Design and Analysis in Archaeology which may be double counted towards completion of the Archaeology major

 

A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from courses from the major

 

Written approval of an identified supervisor for THES4102 Thesis

 

Art History and Theory Honours specialisation:

A Bachelor of Arts degree from the ANU, or equivalent from another institution

 

48 units from completion of one of the following majors:

Art History

Art Theory

Asian Art History

 

A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from courses from the major

 

Written approval of an identified supervisor for THES4102 Thesis

 

Asian Studies Honours specialisation:

A Bachelor of Arts degree from the ANU, or equivalent from another institution

 

48 units from completion of one of the following majors:

Asian Studies

Chinese Language

Hindi Language

Indonesian Language

Japanese Language

Korean Language

Pacific Studies

Sanskrit Language

Thai Language

Urdu Language

Vietnamese Language

 

A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from courses from the major

 

Written approval of an identified supervisor for the research project/thesis

 

Australian Indigenous Studies Honours specialisation:

A Bachelor of Arts degree from the ANU, or equivalent from another institution

 

48 units from completion of the Australian Indigenous Studies major

 

A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from courses from the major

 

Written approval of an identified supervisor for THES4102 Thesis

 

Biological Anthropology specialisation:

A Bachelor of Arts degree from the ANU, or equivalent from another institution

 

48 units from completion of one of the following majors:

Ancient History

Australian Indigenous Studies

Archaeology

Biological Anthropology

Biology

Environmental Studies

Psychology

 

6 units from completion of BIAN3014 Research Design and Analysis in Biological Anthropology which, where listed in the orders for a major, may be double counted towards completion of the major

 

A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from courses from the major

 

Written approval of an identified supervisor for THES4103 Thesis

 

 

Classical Studies Honours specialisation:

A Bachelor of Arts degree from the ANU, or equivalent from another institution

 

Either:

48 units from completion of the Ancient Greek major

 

12 units from completion of further courses from the subject areas ANCH Ancient History and CLAS Classics, excluding courses from the following list:

CLAS1001 Traditional Grammar

CLAS2011 Traditional Grammar (L)

 

Or:

48 units from completion of the Ancient History major

 

12 units from completion of further courses from the subject areas GREK Ancient Greek, LATN Latin and from the following list:

CLAS1001 Traditional Grammar

CLAS2011 Traditional Grammar (L)

 

Or:

48 units from completion of the Latin major

 

12 units from completion of further courses from the subject areas ANCH Ancient History and CLAS Classics, excluding courses from the following list:

CLAS1001 Traditional Grammar

CLAS2011 Traditional Grammar (L)

 

A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from courses from the completed major

 

Written approval of an identified supervisor for THES4105 Thesis

 

 

Contemporary Europe specialisation:

A Bachelor of Arts degree from the ANU, or equivalent from another institution

 

48 units from completion of the Contemporary Europe major

 

A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from courses from the major

 

Written approval of an identified supervisor for THES4103 Thesis

 

 

Development Studies Honours specialisation:

A Bachelor of Arts degree from the ANU, or equivalent from another institution

 

48 units from completion of the Development Studies major

 

12 units from completion of further 2000- and 3000-level courses from the Development Studies major

 

A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from courses from the major

 

Written approval of an identified supervisor for THES4103 Thesis

 

 English Honours specialisation:

A Bachelor of Arts degree from the ANU, or equivalent from another institution

 

48 units from completion of the English major

 

12 units from completion of further 2000- and 3000-level courses from the English major

 

A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from courses from the major

 

Written approval of an identified supervisor for THES4102 Thesis

 

Environment and Society Honours specialisation:

A Bachelor of Arts degree from the ANU, or equivalent from another institution

 

48 units from completion of the Environmental Studies major

 

A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from courses from the major

 

Written approval of an identified supervisor for the research project/thesis

 

Gender, Sexuality and Culture Honours specialisation:

A Bachelor of Arts degree from the ANU, or equivalent from another institution

 

48 units from completion of the Gender, Sexuality and Culture major

 

A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from courses from the major

 

Written approval of an identified supervisor for THES4103 Thesis

 

Geography Honours specialisation:

A Bachelor of Arts degree from the ANU, or equivalent from another institution

 

48 units from completion of the Geography major

 

A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from courses from the major

 

Written approval of an identified supervisor for the research project/thesis

 

History Honours specialisation:

A Bachelor of Arts degree from the ANU, or equivalent from another institution

 

48 units from completion of one of the following majors:

European History

History

 

A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from courses from the major

 

Written approval of an identified supervisor for THES4102 Thesis

 

Human Ecology Honours specialisation:

A Bachelor of Arts degree from the ANU, or equivalent from another institution

 

48 units from completion of one of the following majors:

            Environmental Studies

            Geography

 

A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from courses from the major

 

Written approval of an identified supervisor for the research project/thesis

 

 Language Studies Honours specialisation:

A Bachelor of Arts degree from the ANU, or equivalent from another institution

 

Either:

48 units from completion of the Ancient Greek major

 

12 units from completion of further courses from the subject areas ANCH Ancient History and CLAS Classics, excluding courses from the following list:

CLAS1001 Traditional Grammar

CLAS2011 Traditional Grammar (L)

 

A weighed average mark of, at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from courses from the major

 

Written approval of an identified supervisor for THES4105 Thesis

 

Or:

48 units from completion of the Arabic Major

 

12 units from completion of further 2000- and 3000-level courses from the Arabic major

 

 A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from courses from the major

 

Written approval of an identified supervisor for THES4105 Thesis

 

Or:

48 units from completion of the French Major

 

12 units from completion of further 2000- and 3000-level courses from the French major

 

 A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from courses from the major

 

Written approval of an identified supervisor for THES4105 Thesis

 

Or:

48 units from completion of the German Major

 

12 units from completion of further 2000- and 3000-level courses from the German major

 

 A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from courses from the major

 

Written approval of an identified supervisor for THES4105 Thesis

 

Or:

48 units from completion of the International Communication Major

 

12 units from completion of further 2000- and 3000-level courses from the International Communication major

 

 A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from courses from the major

 

Written approval of an identified supervisor for THES4105 Thesis

 

Or:

48 units from completion of the Italian Major

 

12 units from completion of further 2000- and 3000-level courses from the Italian major

 

 A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from courses from the major

 

Written approval of an identified supervisor for THES4105 Thesis

 

Or:

48 units from completion of the Latin major

 

12 units from completion of further courses from the subject areas ANCH Ancient History and CLAS Classics, excluding courses from the following list:

CLAS1001 Traditional Grammar

CLAS2011 Traditional Grammar (L)

 

A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from courses from the major

 

Written approval of an identified supervisor for THES4105 Thesis

 

Or:

48 units from completion of the Linguistics Major

 

12 units from completion of further 2000- and 3000-level courses from the Linguistics major

 

 A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from courses from the major

 

Written approval of an identified supervisor for THES4105 Thesis

 

Or:

48 units from completion of the Persian Major

 

12 units from completion of further 2000- and 3000-level courses from the Persian major

 

 A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from courses from the major

 

Written approval of an identified supervisor for THES4105 Thesis

 

Or:

48 units from completion of the Spanish Major

 

12 units from completion of further 2000- and 3000-level courses from the Spanish major

 

 A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from courses from the major

 

Written approval of an identified supervisor for THES4105 Thesis


Or:

24 units from completion of one of the following minors:

Advanced French Studies

Advanced German Studies

Advanced Hispanic Culture

Advanced Hispanic Linguistics

Advanced Hispanic Studies

Advanced Italian Studies

Advanced Spanish Studies

 

24 units from completion of courses from one of the following subject areas:

ARAB Arabic

AUST Australian Indigenous Languages

BURM Burmese

CHIN Chinese

FREN French

GERM German

GREK Ancient Greek

HIND Hindi

INDN Indonesian

ITAL Italian

JPNS Japanese

KORE Korean

LAOT Laotian

LING Linguistics

PASI Pacific Languages

PERS Persian

PORT Portuguese

RUSS Russian

SKRT Sanskrit

SPAN Spanish

TETM Tetum

THAI Thai

TURK Turkish

URDU Urdu

VIET Vietnamese

 

A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from the 48 units of courses above

 

Written approval of an identified supervisor for THES4105 Thesis

 

Mathematics Honours specialisation:

A Bachelor of Arts degree from the ANU, or equivalent from another institution

 

48 units from completion of the Mathematics major, which must include:

A maximum of 12 units from completion of 1000-level courses

A minimum of 12 units from completion of 3000-level courses

 

12 units from completion of further 3000-level courses from the Mathematics major

 

A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from courses from the major

 

Written approval of an identified supervisor for the research project/thesis

 

Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies Honours specialisation:

A Bachelor of Arts degree from the ANU, or equivalent from another institution

 

48 units from completion of one of the following majors:

Arabic

Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies

Persian

 

A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from the major

 

Written approval of an identified supervisor for THES4103 Thesis

 

 

Music Honours specialisation:

A Bachelor of Arts degree from the ANU, or equivalent from another institution

 

48 units from completion of the Music major

 

A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from the major

 

Written approval of an identified supervisor for THES4105 Thesis

 

Philosophy Honours specialisation:

A Bachelor of Arts degree from the ANU, or equivalent from another institution

 

48 units from completion of the Philosophy major

 

12 units from completion of further 2000- and 3000-level courses from the Philosophy major

 

A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from the major

 

Written approval of an identified supervisor for THES4102 Thesis

 

Politics and International Relations Honours specialisation:

A Bachelor of Arts degree from the ANU, or equivalent from another institution

 

48 units from completion of one of the following majors:

            Human Rights

            International Relations

            Latin American Studies

            Political Science

 

A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from the major

 

Written approval of an identified supervisor for THES4103 Thesis

 

Population Health Honours specialisation:

A Bachelor of Arts degree from the ANU, or equivalent from another institution

 

48 units from completion of one of the following majors:

Ancient History

Australian Indigenous Studies

Archaeology

Biological Anthropology

Biology

Environmental Studies

Psychology

 

6 units from completion of BIAN3014 Research Design and Analysis in Biological Anthropology which, where listed in the orders for a major, may be double counted towards completion of the major

 

A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from courses from the major

 

Written approval of an identified supervisor for the research project/thesis

 

Psychology Honours specialisation:

A Bachelor of Arts degree from the ANU, or equivalent from another institution

 

54 units from completion of the following courses:

PSYC1003 Psychology 1: Understanding Mind, Brain and Behaviour

PSYC1004 Psychology 2: Understanding People in Context

PSYC2001 Social Psychology

PSYC2002 Developmental Psychology

PSYC2007 Biological Basis of Behaviour

PSYC2008 Visual Perception and Cognition

PSYC2009 Quantitative Methods in Psychology

PSYC3018 Advanced Research Methods

PSYC3026 Personality Psychology

 

18 units from completion of further 3000-level PSYC-coded courses

 

A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from PSYC-coded courses

 

Written approval of an identified supervisor for the research project/thesis

 

 

Sociology Honours specialisation:

A Bachelor of Arts degree from the ANU, or equivalent from another institution

 

48 units from completion of one of the following majors:

Criminology

Sociology

 

A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from the major

 

Written approval of an identified supervisor for THES4103 Thesis

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. 

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
$28,608.00

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.

The Bachelor of Arts Honours degree exemplifies the ANU commitment to research-led education. Building on the Bachelor of Arts, which is the most diverse, most flexible, and most popular degree at the Australian National University, it gives you high-level preparation for professional life or a higher degree by research through the development of an advanced knowledge of the research principles and methods and theoretical concepts of your discipline, and through the design and implementation of a research project, typically a thesis of up to 20,000 words, that develops new understandings or that provides solutions to complex problems. An Honours Specialisation is available for all 49 majors in the BA, and any two Honours Specialisations available in the BA for which both sets of admissions criteria have been met are available for combination as Combined Honours.

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/

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

  1. pose a significant research question relating to their discipline;
  2. investigate this question creatively, critically, ethically, and independently, including through sophisticated use of appropriate theory and methodology as appropriate to the discipline, and place these investigations in the context of the relevant intellectual tradition; and
  3. communicate their research and its findings through an appropriate medium.

Further Information

If a person seeking acceptance into a Bachelor Honours program satisfies or exceeds the minimum requirement for admission to the Bachelor Honours program, the Delegated Authority is not obliged to admit the person to the program only because the person has satisfied the minimum requirement for admission.

 

The Delegated Authority for the BA Honours plans HARTS and HART2 is the CASS Associate Dean (Students). All admissions to this plan must be approved by the Delegated Authority.

 

Applicants should in the first instance contact their discipline’s honours convenor; names and contact details are at: http://cass.anu.edu.au/current-students/honours/2015-honours-convenors

 

Combined Honours

Combined Honours is a 48-unit Honours plan. If the entry requirements for two or more Honours Specialisations have been met, and a student wishes to undertake an Honours plan that combines them, Combined Honours allows this. Combined Honours consists of (i) 24 units of 4000-level coursework from the Honours Specialisations being combined, which must be approved in writing by the CASS Honours Delegate to ensure that the selection of courses includes the required research training; and (ii) 24 units fromTHES41XX Thesis.

 

Double Honours

“Double Honours” is where two 48-unit Honours years are taken, one in each Honours Specialisation. Students enrol in the BA Honours plan HARTS for one Honours Specialisation, and HART2 for the other.

 

Index of Cognate Majors

An Index of the BA cognate Majors against the Honours Specialisations available for each, subject to meeting the entry requirements, can be found at http://cass.anu.edu.au/current-students/honours-specialisations

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