Bachelor of Philosophy - Asia and the Pacific (Honours)

Australian National University ANU

This program 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 the ANU interdisciplinary research community, students will have the opportunity to explore their 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. Students will receive one-on-one mentoring from a range of world-leading researchers at the forefront of their fields and develop their capacity for independent research and critical thinking in an academically rigorous learning environment. The flexible nature of the PhB allows students and their academic mentors to design the program to suit their interests and includes advanced courses tailored to provide students with the high-level academic skills they need to take the first step in their research career. During the final year of study students will be encouraged to undertake fieldwork abroad as they embark on a year-long independent research project under the guidance of an academic supervisor. The PhB allows students to choose their own adventure while gaining exceptional preparation in their chosen field and access unique opportunities to pursue the study of Asia and the Pacific at the highest level. The PhB is an ideal path for students who are already aiming for a career in research, but it is equally good if they wish to enter the workforce directly, as they will not only have gained the academic and generic skills normally obtained within a degree but will have gained highly marketable skills in independent research, oral and written communication and also in teamwork.

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent, ATAR 99

Subjects you can Study:

Advanced studies in Asia and the Pacific

Study Pathways:

At least one standard full-time year (1.0 FTE) in a single program of degree level study at an Australian higher education institution or international equivalent

Recognition:

State and Federal Government educational authorities

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00120C

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra No info Yes Full time 4 years
Canberra No info Yes Part time 8 years

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