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Bachelor of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies (Honours)

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

BMECAS
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan HMECA
  • CRICOS code 082705K
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan HMECA
  • CRICOS code 082705K

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies (Honours) requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

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 MEAS4001 Special Topics in Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies, which may be taken twice.

24 units from completion of THES4103 Thesis

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

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 LING4009 Selected Topics in Methodologies for Researching Language 12 units OR POLS4011; MEAS4001 OR LANG4004 OR LING4010 6 units THES4103 6 units -
MEAS4001 Special Topics in Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies 6 units THES4103 18 units - -

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studiesfrom the ANU, or equivalent from another institution

with a weighted average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final mark, excluding 1000-level courses, that are listed in the orders for one of the following majors:

Arabic

Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies

Persian

and with the 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 Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies (Honours) degree exemplifies the ANU commitment to research-led education. Building on the Bachelor of Bachelor of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies, 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 Middle Eastern and Central Asian studies, and through the design and implementation of a research project, typically a 20,000 word thesis, that leads to the development of new understandings or that provides solutions to complex problems.

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/

NEW program - available for applications commencing from Summer Session, 2015

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

  1. pose a significant research question relating to Middle Eastern and Central Asian studies;
  2. investigate this question creatively, critically, ethically, and independently, including through sophisticated use of appropriate theory and methodology as appropriate to Middle Eastern and Central Asian studies, 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 Bachelor of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies (Honours) plan HMECA 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.

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