The Bachelor of International Relations (Honours) requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:
36 units from completion of the following course(s):
POLS4011 Research Training: Scope and Methods
12 units from the following list:
POLS4012 International Cooperation
POLS4013 International Relations Theory
POLS4019 Democracy and its Discontents
POLS4020 Ethnicity and Conflict in Asia and the Pacific
POLS4021 Civilian Protection in Conflict and Post-Conflict Zones
POLS4027 Terrorism and Counter Terrorism
POLS4031 Globalisation: Theories, Issues, Debates
POLS4032 Globalisation: the Interaction of Economics and Politics
POLS4036 Human Rights and Human Responsibility
POLS4043 Violence and Political Order
POLS4047 Interpretation, Method, Critique: Interpretivist Methods in the Social Sciences
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
AQF Level 7 Bachelor of International Relations from the ANU, or equivalent from another institution, completed within the last two years:
with a weighted average mark equivalent to an ANU 70 per cent calculated from the 36 units (i.e. 0.75 EFTSL), excluding 1000-level courses, with the highest marks, which must include 24 units from the following courses which are compulsory in the Bachelor of International Relations:
POLS2094 Issues in International Political Economy
POLS2133 International Organisations in World Politics
POLS3001 Foreign Policy Analysis
POLS3017 International Relations Theory
and with the written approval of an identified supervisor for THES4103 Thesis
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
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.
- 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.
Information on inherent requirements is currently not available for this program.
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 International Relations (Honours) plan HIR is the CASS Associate Dean (Education). 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.