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Bachelor of Languages (Honours)

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

BLANG
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan HLANG
  • CRICOS code 082699C
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan HLANG
  • CRICOS code 082699C

The Bachelor of Languages (Honours) degree exemplifies the ANU commitment to research-led education. Building on the Bachelor of Languages, 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 language 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

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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

  1. pose a significant research question relating to language studies;
  2. investigate this question creatively, critically, ethically, and independently, including through sophisticated use of appropriate theory and methodology as appropriate to language 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 Languages (Honours) plan HLANG 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.

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor Degree from ANU from the following list, or equivalent from another institution:

Bachelor of Languages

Bachelor of Languages (Classics)

Bachelor of Languages (Middle Eastern and Central Asia)

Bachelor of Languages (Modern European)

Bachelor of Languages (Asia)

 

A major or equivalent from the following list, with at least eight 2000- or 3000-level courses or equivalent:

French Language and Culture

German Language and Culture

Or:

A major or equivalent from the following list:

Ancient Greek

Arabic

Chinese Language

Hindi Language

Indonesian Language

International Communication

Italian Language and Culture

Japanese Language

Japanese Linguistics

Korean Language

Latin

Linguistics

Persian

Russian

Sanskrit Language

Spanish

Thai Language

Urdu Language

Vietnamese Language

Or:

A minor, specialisation or equivalent from the following list:

Advanced Ancient Greek

Advanced French Studies

Advanced German Studies

Advanced Hispanic Culture

Advanced Hispanic Linguistics

Advanced Hispanic Studies

Advanced Italian Studies

Advanced Latin

Advanced Spanish Studies

 

A weighted average mark equivalent to an ANU 70 per cent calculated from the 36 units (i.e. 0.75 EFTSL) of courses in the major, excluding 1000-level courses (i.e. introductory undergraduate courses), with the highest marks

Written approval of an identified supervisor for the thesis

 

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Adjustment Factors

Adjustment Factors 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
$35,904.00

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.

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Languages (Honours) requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

Either:

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 on 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

Or:

12 units from completion of courses from the following list:

LANG4002 Topics in Advanced Language Studies 1

LANG4003 Topics in Advanced Language Studies 2

LANG4004 Research Tools in Advanced Language Studies

LING4009 Selected topics in methodologies for researching language

LING4010 Selected topics in empirical approaches to linguistics

LING4011 Selected topics in theory and analysis in linguistics

LING4012 Selected topics in analysis of a subsystem of language

36 units from completion of THES4502 Thesis in Asia-Pacific Cultures, History and Languages in one of the following languages: Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Sanskrit, Thai, Urdu, or Vietnamese

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 Course from first list 6 units Course from second list 6 units THES4105 12 units -
Course from first list 6 units Course from second list 6 units THES4105 12 units -
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