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  • Length 4 years full-time
  • Minimum 192 Units
Admission requirements
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  • Mode of delivery
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Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) - Asia and the Pacific

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The Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) or PhB is an innovative, research-focused undergraduate degree designed for intellectually curious students who want to explore their interests beyond the classroom. It’s the only program of its kind where disciplinary knowledge is enriched by a deep regional understanding of Asia and the Pacific.

As a member of our interdisciplinary research community you will have the opportunity to explore your interests through a diverse range of disciplines including: history, international relations, gender, culture, strategic studies, literature, politics, linguistics, anthropology, law and regulation, archaeology and economics.

Single degree

The Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) requires the completion of 192 units, of which:

  •  A maximum of 60 units may come from completion of 1000-level courses

The 192 units must consist of: 

  • 144 units from completion of the following initial component:

    • 84 units from the completion of courses offered by the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, which must include:

      • A minimum of 18 units from completion of Advanced Studies Courses from the following list, which may be completed more than once:

        • ASIA1114 Advanced Studies in Asia and the Pacific 1

        • ASIA2114 Advanced Studies in Asia and the Pacific 2

        • ASIA3114 Advanced Studies in Asia and the Pacific 3

      •  A minimum of 18 units from completion of Advanced Studies Extension courses offered by the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

 Either:

    • 12 units from completion of courses from the subject area VCUG Vice-Chancellor’s Undergraduate Courses

 Or:

      • 12 units from completion of a research internship or industry experience related to the Asia-Pacific region

 Or:

    • 12 units from completion of an international experience at a university in the Asia-Pacific Region
  •  48 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU
  •  48 units from completion of the following concluding component:
    •  12 units from completion of courses from the following list: 
      • ASIA4001 Fundamentals of Research Design in Culture, History and Language
      • STST4001 Fundamentals of Research Design in Asia Pacific International, Political and Strategic Studies
      •  12 units from completion of courses from the following list:
        • THES4501 Thesis in International Security Studies
        • THES4502 Thesis in Asian Studies

About this degree

In a Bachelor of Philosophy degree program you will study a total of 192 units. Typically you will take 4 courses per semester (total of 24 units) as a full time student giving you a total of 36 (6-unit) courses across your whole degree.

Enrolment Status

It is possible to enrol in fewer courses per semester but it will take you longer to finish your program and get your degree. If you are an international student you must always be enrolled full-time in 24 units each semester.

Remember you will need to enrol in courses for both First Semester and Second Semester.  You will be able to change your enrolment in courses up until the end of week 2 of each semester without penalty. 
Other things to be aware of:

  • You can’t study more than 4 courses (24 units) per semester.

  • If you are intending to enrol in language courses and have previous experience with the language you wish to study, you need to sit a placement test to ensure you are enrolled at the most appropriate level of language study.  Further information is available here

Important things to keep in mind when choosing your 1000-level courses

When you enrol for the first time you will study ‘1000-level’ courses. These courses have ‘1’ as the first number in their course code, such as ASIA1234.  A maximum of 60 units may come from completion of 1000-level courses.

Electives

You can use your electives to enrol in any courses that you like, provided you meet prerequisite requirements.  To find 1000-level courses, search Programs and Courses. Remember you can choose up to 8 courses from another ANU College at the University

Study Options

Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) - Asia and the Pacific Single Degree Study Plan

Study Options

Year 1 48 units ASIA1114 Advanced Studies in Asia and the Pacific 1 6 units 1000-level CAP Course 6 units 1000-level CAP Course 6 units 1000-level Elective Course 6 units
1000-level Advanced Studies Extension Course 6 units 1000-level CAP Course 6 units 1000-level CAP Course 6 units 1000-level Elective Course 6 units

Do you want to talk to someone before enrolling?

Contact Student Centre, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific at cap.student@anu.edu.au

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