single degree

Bachelor of Public Policy (Honours)

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

BPPOL
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan HPPOL
  • CRICOS code 097616K
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan HPPOL
  • CRICOS code 097616K

Program Requirements

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

48 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

POLS4009 Special Topics in Politics and International Relations 1
POLS4010 Special Topics in Politics and International Relations 2
POLS4011 Research Training: Scope and Methods
THES4103 Thesis

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 POLS4011 Research Training: Scope and Methods 12 units - POLS4009 Special Topics in Politics and International Relations 1 6 units POLS4010 Special Topics in Politics and International Relations 2 6 units
THES4103 Thesis 6 to 24 units - - -

Admission Requirements

An AQF Level 7 Bachelor Public Policy 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 from the Bachelor of Public Policy requirements listed as compulsory, excluding 1000-level courses (i.e. introductory undergraduate courses), with the highest marks.
2.    with the written approval of an identified supervisor for THES4103 Thesis.

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
$44,640.00

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 Public Policy (Honours) degree exemplifies the ANU commitment to research-led education. Building on the Bachelor of Public Policy, 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 public policy, 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 have the skills and knowledge to:

1. Pose a significant research question relating to public policy;
2. Investigate this question creatively, critically, ethically, and independently, including through sophisticated use of theory and methodology as appropriate to public policy, 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 Public Policy (Honours) plan HPPOL 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.

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