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Bachelor of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies (Honours)

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

BMECAS
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan HMECA
  • Post Nominal
  • CRICOS code 082705K
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Political Science
  • Academic contact
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan HMECA
  • Post Nominal
  • CRICOS code 082705K
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Political Science
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies (Honours) requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:



12 units from completion of research training courses from the following list:

LING4009 Selected Topics in Methodologies for Researching Language

LING4010 Selected Topics in Empirical Approaches to Linguistics

LING4106 Advanced Readings Linguistics

LANG4004 Research Tools in Advanced Language Studies

POLS4011 Research Training: Scope and Methods


12 units from completion of disciplinary courses from the following list:

MEAS4001 Special Topics in Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies (which may be taken twice)

MEAS4102 Islamic Radicalism

MEAS4109 Energy and Security in Central Asia and the Caucasus

MEAS4111 Islam, The West and International Terrorism

MEAS4112 Dynamics of the Israel-Palestinian Conflict

MEAS4113 The Gulf Strategic Environment

MEAS4114 Geopolitics of Central Asia

MEAS4115 Islam in World Politics

MEAS4116 Authoritarianism, Democratisation and Protest in the Muslim Middle East

MEAS4117 Islam in Central Asia

MEAS4121 Approaches to the Study of Modern Muslim Societies


24 units from completion of THES4103 Thesis

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 LING4009 Selected Topics in Methodologies for Researching Language 12 units OR POLS4011; MEAS4001 OR LANG4004 OR LING4010 6 units THES4103 6 units -
MEAS4001 Special Topics in Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies 6 units THES4103 18 units - -

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studiesfrom the ANU, or equivalent from another institution with a weighted average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final mark, excluding 1000-level courses, that are listed in the orders for one of the following majors:

  • Arabic
  • Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies
  • Persian

and with the written approval of an identified supervisor for THES4103 Thesis.

 

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Adjustment Factors

Adjustment factors are additional points added to an applicant's Selection Rank (for example an applicant's ATAR). ANU offers adjustment factors based on performance and equity principles, such as for high achievement in nationally strategic senior secondary subjects and for recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies. 

Selection Rank adjustments are granted in accordance with the approved schedules, and no more than 15 (maximum 5 subject/performance-based adjustment factors and maximum 10 equity-based adjustment factors) can be awarded. 

You may be considered for adjustment factors if you have:

  • applied for an eligible ANU Bachelor degree program
  • undertaken Australian Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate
  • achieved an ATAR or equivalent at or above 70
  • not previously attempted tertiary study.

Please 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
$39,793.00

For further information on International Tuition Fees see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/international-tuition-fees

Fee Information

All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)

The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.

For further information on Fees and Payment please see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments

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 Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies (Honours) degree exemplifies the ANU commitment to research-led education. Building on the Bachelor of  Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies, 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 Middle Eastern and Central Asian 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

ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.

We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.

Learning Outcomes

  1. pose a significant research question relating to Middle Eastern and Central Asian studies;
  2. investigate this question creatively, critically, ethically, and independently, including through sophisticated use of appropriate theory and methodology as appropriate to Middle Eastern and Central Asian 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.

Inherent Requirements

Information on inherent requirement is not currently avaialble for this program.

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 Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies (Honours) plan HMECA 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.

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