single degree

Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) / Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

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

PHBBA
  • Length 4 year full-time
  • Minimum 192 Units
Admission requirements
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Length 4 year full-time
  • Minimum 192 Units
Admission requirements
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.

Program Requirements

To qualify for this degree, you will need to complete all of the course requirements, normally at High Distinction level, and complete the Honours year with first class honours. After your completion of the equivalent of each 48 units for the degree, the College will determine whether your level of performance is sufficient to remain in the degree program. It will be possible to transfer to another undergraduate degree program of the College and receive credit for work successfully completed in the PhB/BA (Hons)

The degree requires completion of at least 192 units as approved by the College of Arts & Social Sciences on the recommendation of the PhB Convenor, requirements include:

a) No more than 60 units from courses offered at 1000 level;

b) A minimum of 96 units (or equivalent NUS MC) from courses offered at 2000/3000 level at ANU or 2000-4000 level at NUS;

c) A minimum of 96 units (or equivalent NUS MC) from courses offered by theCollege of Arts & Social Sciences (ANU) and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (NUS);

d) Completion of a minimum of 60 units (or equivalent NUS MC) in your ANU major with the approval of the Assistant Dean (PhB) to meet eligibility requirements for entry to Honours at ANU;

e) Completion of a minimum of 18 units of Advanced Studies courses ARTS1101, ARTS1102, ARTS2101 at ANU + 3 modules (12MC) of Independent Study Modules (ISMs) at NUS;

and

f) An Honours year to the value of 48 units completed at first class honours level.

g) At NUS students will complete 15 modules (60 MC) over three semesters i.e. 5 modules per semester, including a minimum of 8 modules in their major; 3 modules approved for their 2nd major and 4 modules of USP First Tier modules.

The Associate Dean (Students) can approve variations to the above pattern where appropriate.

Honours

The fourth year of the PhB consists of an Honours year. However no student is guaranteed entry to a particular Honours program or supervisor at the beginning of the degree, rather entry to particular Honours programs will be guaranteed with successful completion of a major (and specific Honours pre-requisite courses) at the standard required for continuation in the program.

The criterion for continuation in the program normally will be an average mark of 80% in each semester.

The work of the Honours year will consist of advanced work in a selected field of study, details of which are available through the Honours convenor of the individual major disciplines. The Honours program has specific dates for application which are advertised in the Honours Handbook. Further information is available on the CASS Honours Students website.

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 ARTS1101 Advanced Studies 1: Thinking Research 6 units ARTS 1000 level Course 6 units ARTS 1000 level Course 6 units HIST 1000 level Course 6 units
ARTS1102 Advanced Studies 2: Doing Research 6 units ARTS 1000 level Course 6 units ARTS 1000 level Course 6 units ARTS Course 6 units
Year 2 48 units ARTS2101 Advanced Studies 3 6 units ARTS 2000/3000 level Course 6 units ARTS 2000/3000 level Course 6 units HIST 2000/3000 level Course 6 units
NUS History equivalent 2000/3000 level course 6 units NUS History equivalent 2000/3000 level course 6 units NUS History equivalent 2000/3000 level course 6 units NUS History equivalent 2000/3000 level course 6 units
Year 3 48 units NUS History equivalent 2000/3000 level course 6 units NUS History equivalent 2000/3000 level course 6 units NUS History equivalent 2000/3000 level course 6 units NUS History equivalent 2000/3000 level course 6 units
NUS History equivalent 2000/3000 level course 6 units NUS History equivalent 2000/3000 level course 6 units NUS History equivalent 2000/3000 level course 6 units NUS History equivalent 2000/3000 level course 6 units
Year 4 48 units History Honours Course 6 units History Honours Course 6 units History Honours Course 6 units History Honours Course 6 units
History Honours Course 6 units History Honours Course 6 units History Honours Course 6 units History Honours Course 6 units

Admission Requirements

At ANU it is offered to both direct school entry students or to current PhB students and at NUS it is only offered to Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences students in the University Scholars Program. A strict quota will apply to enrolments in this program.

ATAR:
99
QLD Band:
1
International Baccalaureate:
42

Prerequisites

None but there may be prerequisites or levels of assumed knowledge for individual subjects i.e. post-beginners language subjects.

Adjustment Factors

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

This joint program will allow you to study at two world-renowned universities. You can choose from up to four available majors in this highly selective program which provides students with ambitious and intellectual challenges. These include, English, history, political science, and philosophy.

This integrated program is offered in partnership with the Australian National University and the National University of Singapore and will lead to an Honours award upon completion.

You will have significant flexibility and can tailor their program of study in close consultation with their individual program coordinator.

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.

Employment Opportunities

The PhB is an ideal path for students to take if they are already aiming for a career in research, but it is equally good if they decide to enter the workforce directly, as they will not only have gained the academic and generic skills normally obtained within an arts degree but will have gained highly marketable skills in independent research, oral and written communication and also in teamwork.

Employers also value graduates who have studied internationally which is a compulsory component of this joint degree with the National University of Singapore (NUS).

Single degree

Four years full-time (192 units) - 4 courses per semester (24 units)
A major of 8 courses  (48 units)
Six Advanced Studies Courses (36 units)
10 Elective Courses (60 units) 8 of which may be 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 and Advanced Studies courses, 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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