Bachelor of Philosophy - Arts and Social Sciences (Honours)

Australian National University (ANU)

The Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) is an exciting research-focused degree at the ANU. It is an integrated program leading to an Honours award. It is designed for intellectually ambitious students who aspire to study at the highest level. Every student receives intensive individual attention from an academic advisor. The PhB is flexible in its structure with students' program determined each year in collaboration with their academic advisor. One quarter of studies in the first three years will consist of individually tailored advanced studies courses specifically designed to provide students with a strong base in research. In these courses, students might do a reading course or literature review with an academic. In the fourth year students will undertake an Honours year centred around one Arts discipline. A strict quota will apply to enrolments in this degree program. A wide range of scholarships is available to potential applicants.

Course Fee:

International: $169,920

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent


192 Arts units including: 1 arts major (48 units), compulsory advanced studies courses (36 units), elective courses (60 units), Honours year (48 units). Students must obtain an average mark of 80% in each semester in order to remain in this program. Honours must be completed at first class honours level to graduate with the degree.

Subjects you can Study:

Ancient Greek; Ancient history; Anthropology; Arabic; Archaeology; Art history; Art theory; Australian Indigenous studies; Biological anthropology; Contemporary Europe; Criminology; Development studies; Digital humanities; English; Environmental studies; European history; French language and culture; Gender, sexuality and culture; Geography; German language and culture; History; International communication; International relations; Italian language and culture; Latin; Latin American studies; Linguistics; Middle eastern and central Asian studies; Music; Persian; Philosophy; Political science; Sociology; Spanish

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00120C

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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra No info No Full time 4 years
ANU was set up in 1946 as the national research institution by the Australian Parliament to enhance the economic, social cultural and intellectual development of the nation. Part of the Group of Eight, ANU is recognised as one of Australia's leading universities for education and is the only Australian member of the International Alliance of Research Universities.

Students at ANU engage with leading minds and learn from world-class researchers, with six Nobel Prize winners and two Australian prime ministers among its staff and Alumni. With over 170 partner universities across 37 countries, students have the opportunity to make global connections by going on an exchange, undertaking an internship or participating in fieldwork.

ANU has a mix of undergraduate, postgraduate and research students, many of whom live in University residences. International students come mainly from Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Singapore and the USA, with significant numbers also coming from Europe, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Thailand.

The campus is located in the centre of the nation's capital, Canberra. Canberra is a university city and home to many national institutions. Offering a cosmopolitan lifestyle, the city has a high concentration of national museums and galleries, as well as cafes and restaurants. For the active, the capital is etched with bike paths and walking trails, and is surrounded by stunning Australian landscape. Facilities on campus include a wide range of student accommodation, modern laboratories and teaching facilities, five main libraries, medical services, sporting fields, gym, food vans and cafes.

The University provides specialised services to assist students, including a tailored orientation program, Counselling and Health Service, Academic Skills and Learning Centre, Disability Services and the Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre. There are also many student clubs and societies for a diverse range of sporting, social and other interests.

Provider CRICOS: 00120C

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