The International Security Studies program provides specialist training in the international, internal, and transnational security challenges currently facing the Asia-Pacific region. As an Honours student you will have access to the wealth of expertise in international security studies across the ANU and to the great holdings of the University and the National libraries. You will have expert supervisory guidance and research training in the College of Asia and the Pacific. With a Bachelor of International Security Studies (Honours) degree, you will acquire in-depth contextual knowledge and develop the research skills you need to move on to a higher research degree and/or professional employment.
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Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:
pose a significant research question relating to international security studies;
investigate this question creatively, critically, ethically, and independently, including through sophisticated use of appropriate theory and methodology, and place these investigations in the context of the relevant intellectual tradition; and
communicate their research and its findings through an appropriate medium
A Bachelor of International Security Studies degree or equivalent, completed within the last two years:
- with a weighted average mark equivalent to an ANU 70 per cent in relevant courses in their Bachelor Pass Degree (i.e., courses that are relevant to their proposed honours thesis), excluding 1000-level courses (i.e. introductory undergraduate courses).
- with a major or equivalent in a cognate discipline.
- with the written approval of an identified supervisor and the CAP Honours Program Convenor for the thesis.
International Security studies; Asia-Pacific Security Studies; International Relations; Asia-Pacific Politics; Comparative Politics; Political Science; Political Theory
Bonus points to do not apply to 1 year honours programs. They do not apply to this program.
Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)
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- Annual indicative fee for international students
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 International Security Studies (Honours) requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:
48 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:
STST4001 Fundamentals of Research Design In Asia-Pacific International, Political and Security Studies
THES4501 Thesis in International Security Studies