Pacific Studies

Study mode:Full-time Languages: English Duration:3 years
Local:$ 22.2k / Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 22.2k / Academic year(s) Deadline: Dec 12, 2021
StudyQA ranking:303

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As Australia's engagement with the Pacific increases, so too does the need for graduates with Pacific expertise.

The Bachelor of Pacific Studies will provide you with a deep understanding of the diversity, history and contemporary issues of Oceania, so you can take a leading role in Pacific policy and development.

You will also have the opportunity to engage in internship and immersion programs in Oceania, boosting your language skills and expertise in the region. 

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Bachelor of Pacific Studies find employment in Pacific policy and development.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of a Bachelor of Pacific Studies, graduates will be able to: 

  • Speak and write about theories, factual content and research approaches relevant to Pacific Studies.  
  • Identify relevant regional and international literature relevant to Pacific Studies.  
  • Determine the processes through which current knowledge about Pacific Studies has been developed.  
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the diversity of perspectives on indigenous, popular, policy and scholarly debates in Oceania. 

The Bachelor of Pacific Studies requires the completion of 144 units, of which:

A maximum of 60 units can come from completion of 1000 level courses

The 144 units must include:

48 units from completion of the Pacific Studies major

Either:

24 units from completion of a minor from following list:

Anthropology

Archaeology

Development Studies

Environmental Studies

Environmental Policy

Heritage and Museum Studies

History

Human Ecology

Australian Indigenous Studies

International Relations

Political Science

Social Research Methods

Sociology

Chinese

French Language and Culture

German Language and Culture

Hindi

Indonesian

Japanese

Spanish

Biodiversity Conservation and Management

Climate Science and Policy

Environmental Policy

Forest Science and Policy

Geography

Human Ecology

Integrative Methods in Environment and Society

Soil and Land Management

Sustainable Development

Water Science and Policy

Philosophy

Visual Arts Practice

72 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU

Or:

48 units from completion of a major from following list:

Anthropology

Archaeology

Development Studies

Environmental Studies

Gender, Sexuality and Culture

Geography

History

International Relations

Political Science

Sociology

Chinese

French Language and Culture

German Language and Culture

Hindi

Indonesian

Japanese

Spanish

Environmental and Landscape Sciences

Natural Resource Management

Sustainability Science

Philosophy

48 units from completion of elective courses offered by ANU

Majors

  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Chinese Language
  • Development Studies
  • Environmental and Landscape Sciences
  • Environmental Studies
  • French Language and Culture
  • Gender, Sexuality and Culture
  • Geography
  • German Language and Culture
  • Hindi Language
  • History
  • Indonesian Language
  • International Relations
  • Linguistics
  • Pacific Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Sustainability Science

Minors

  • Anthropology
  • Archaeology
  • Biodiversity Conservation and Management
  • Climate Science and Policy
  • Development Studies
  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Studies
  • Forest Science and Policy
  • German Language and Culture
  • Heritage and Museum Studies
  • Hindi Language
  • History
  • Human Ecology
  • Indonesian Language
  • Integrative Methods in Environment and Society
  • International Relations
  • Japanese Language
  • Linguistics
  • Pacific Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Social Research Methods
  • Sociology
  • Soil and Land Management
  • Spanish
  • Sustainable Development
  • Visual Arts Practice
  • Water Science and Policy

Admission to all programs is on a competitive basis. Admission to undergraduate degrees is based on meeting the ATAR requirement or an equivalent rank derived from the following qualifications:

• An Australian year 12 qualification or international equivalent; OR

• A completed Associate Diploma, Associate Degree, AQF Diploma, Diploma, AQF Advanced Diploma or Graduate Certificate; OR

• 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

• An approved tertiary preparation course unless subsequent study is undertaken.

Requirements for domestic applicants:

ATAR:80

QLD Band:10

International Baccalaureate:29

 

For international students:

Refer to the table to see if you meet the requirements:

http://www.anu.edu.au/files/resource/IntAdmissTabl2014e.pdf 

English Language Requirements:

ANU recognizes a number of English language tests as meeting the University’s English language requirements. The acceptable tests are IELTS (an overall score of 6.5 with at least 6 in each component of the test), TOEFL-paper based test (a score of 570), TOEFL-internet based test (a score of 80, with a minimum of 20 in Reading and Writing and 18 in Speaking and Listening), Cambridge CAE Advanced (80, grade A), PTE Academic (overall 64, minimum 55 in each section.) 

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to current and future students to assist with the cost of their studies. The University is committed to enabling all students, regardless of their background, to achieve their best at ANU and realise their potential. 

Eligibility 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.

ANU offers bonus points for nationally strategic senior secondary subjects, and in recognition of difficult circumstances that students face in their studies. 

Bonus points are applied to all applicants with an ATAR at or above 70. Points are awarded in accordance with the approved schedule, and no more than 10 points (maximum 5 academic points and maximum 5 equity points) will be awarded.

Bonus points do not apply to programs with an ATAR cutoff of 98 or higher.

Bonus Points are only awarded to domestic applicants applying for admission through UAC who have not previously attempted tertiary study.

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