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Australian National University (ANU)

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Bachelor of Policy Studies (Honours)

  • Bachelor

The Bachelor of Policy Studies (Honours) degree exemplifies the ANU commitment to research-led education. Building on the Bachelor of Policy Studies, 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 policy studies, 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.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Course Code
HPOLS, 082701C
Study Mode
In person
International Fees
$43,344 per year / $43,344 total

About this course

The Bachelor of Policy Studies (Honours) degree exemplifies the ANU commitment to research-led education. Building on the Bachelor of Policy Studies, 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 policy studies, 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.

Entry requirements

An AQF Level 7 Bachelor Policy Studies degree from the ANU, completed within the last two years:

1.   with a weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from courses from the Bachelor of Policy Studies requirements listed as compulsory; and

2.   with the written approval of an identified supervisor for the thesis.

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Adjustment Factors

ANU offers rank adjustments for a number of adjustment factors, including for high achievement in nationally strategic senior secondary subjects and for recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies. Rank adjustments are applied to Bachelor degree applicants with an ATAR at or above 70. Points are awarded in accordance with the approved schedules, and no more than 15 points (maximum 5 subject/performance-based adjustments, maximum 10 equity-based adjustments and maximum 5 Elite Athlete adjustments) will be awarded. Subject and performance-based adjustments do not apply to programs with a minimum selection rank of 98 or higher. Visit the ANU Adjustment Factors website for further information.

Indicative fees Domestic International

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students $43,344.00 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.

Study locations

Canberra

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences courses at Australian National University (ANU).
84%
Overall satisfaction
80.6%
Skill scale
78.7%
Teaching scale
66.3%
Employed full-time
$58.4k
Average salary