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.

Course Fee:

International: $169,920

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


State and Federal Government educational authorities

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00120C

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