The Bachelor of International Relations (Honours) requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:
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
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
A Bachelor Degree from ANU from the following list, or equivalent from another institution:
Bachelor of Arts (International Relations)
Bachelor of International Relations
with 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 majors and specialisations from the following list:
International Relations Major
Globalisation in International Relations Specialisation
International Relations Theory Specialisation
International Security Specialisation
and with the written approval of an identified supervisor for THES4103 Thesis
Bonus points to do not apply to 1 year honours programs. 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
For further information on International Tuition Fees see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/international-tuition-fees
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 Relations (Honours) degree exemplifies the ANU commitment to research-led education. Building on the Bachelor of International Relations, 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 international relations, 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.
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.
Upon successful completion, students will be able to:
- pose a significant research question relating to international relations;
- investigate this question creatively, critically, ethically, and independently, including through sophisticated use of appropriate theory and methodology as appropriate to international relations, and place these investigations in the context of the relevant intellectual tradition; and
- communicate their research and its findings through an appropriate medium.
Further InformationIf 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 International Relations (Honours) plan HIR 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/honours-convenors.