Diploma of Liberal Studies

Australian National University (ANU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00120C

The ANU Diploma of Liberal Studies is a pathway into the Bachelor of Arts. The Diploma program is delivered by ANU College and provides a supportive study environment to prepare students for entry into Bachelor-level study. The aim of the Diploma of Liberal Studies is to provide an opportunity for high quality and aspiring students to access ANU and to succeed in degree programs on completion. Students aspiring to join the Bachelor of Arts but who do not meet the ANU admission requirements, may use this program as an alternative pathway to the ANU.


48 units from completion of compulsory courses.


  • Professional Communication
  • Introduction to Social Psychology
  • Introduction to International Relations
  • Logic and Critical Thinking
  • Terror to Terrorism
  • Close Encounters
  • Digital Culture
  • plus more

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • ATAR of 70

Study pathways

Students completing the Diploma with no more than one fail or incomplete grade and with a GPA of at least 5.0 out of 7.0 will receive 48 units of credit status when they progress into the Bachelor of Arts. Students typically enroll in the most common majors and minors within the Bachelor of Arts. The transition from the Diploma to the Bachelor will allow students to complete their Bachelor of Arts after only two additional years of study for the following majors: Anthropology; Criminology; Development Studies; English; History; International Relations; Philosophy; Political Science; Sociology

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Canberra International: $42,432
  • ATAR: 71
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