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Bachelor of Pacific Studies (Honours)

A single one year undergraduate degree offered by the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

BPACSTD
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan HPAST
  • Post Nominal
  • CRICOS code 099245E
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Studies in Human Society
  • Academic contact
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan HPAST
  • Post Nominal
  • CRICOS code 099245E
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Studies in Human Society
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

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


48 units from the completion of the Asia-Pacific Honours Specialisation.

 

HONS4100 Final Honours Grade will be used to calculate the Class of Honours and the Mark. It will be calculated using the formula: S (mark x units) / S units, giving NCN and WN a nominal mark of zero.

 

Specialisations

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.

Admission Requirements

An AQF Level 7 Bachelor of Pacific Studies degree or equivalent, completed within the last two years:  

1.    with a weighted average mark equivalent to an ANU 70  per cent calculated from the 36 units (i.e. 0.75 EFTSL) of courses in cognate disciplines, excluding 1000-level courses (i.e. introductory undergraduate courses), with the highest marks.
2.    with the written approval of an identified supervisor for the thesis
3.    with the written approval of the CAP Associate Dean (Student Experience) for the research project.

Cognate disciplines

Pacific Studies

Cognate Disciplines

Pacific Studies

Adjustment Factors

ANU offers rank adjustments for a number of adjustment factors, including for high achievement in nationally strategic senior secondary subjects and for recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies. Rank adjustments are applied to Bachelor degree applicants with an ATAR at or above 70. Points are awarded in accordance with the approved schedules, and no more than 15 points (maximum 5 subject/performance-based adjustments, maximum 10 equity-based adjustments and maximum 5 Elite Athlete adjustments) will be awarded. Subject and performance-based adjustments do not apply to programs with a minimum selection rank of 98 or higher. Visit the ANU Adjustment Factors website for further 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
$38,880.00

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 Pacific Studies (Honours) program is an opportunity for students interested in and dedicated to Pacific Studies to do independent research relating to the Pacific in one of the world's leading universities. As an Honours student you will have access to the wealth of Pacific Studies expertise 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 ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. With a Bachelor of Pacific 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.

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

  1. pose a significant research question relating to Pacific Studies;
  2. investigate this question creatively, critically, ethically, and independently, including through sophisticated use of appropriate theory and methodology as appropriate to the discipline, and place these investigations in the context of the relevant intellectual tradition; and
  3. communicate their research and its findings through an appropriate medium. 

Inherent Requirements

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