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Environmental Studies (Honours), BES

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #31 (QS) Canberra, Australia
The Environmental Studies (Honours) program at the Australian National University exemplifies a commitment to research-led education. Building on the Bachelor of Environmental Studies, honours allows the exploration of research possibilities in a broad range of study options from natural ecological and earth system processes, to environmental management.
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Overview

The Environmental Studies (Honours) program at the Australian National University gives you 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 your discipline, and through the design and implementation of a research project that develops new understandings or provides solutions to complex problems. 

Honours Specialisations are available that mirror the teaching and research strengths at the ANU in environmental studies.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Plan and engage in an independent and sustained critical investigation of a chosen research topic to generate new knowledge.
  • Systematically evaluate relevant theory and concepts, relate these to appropriate methodologies and evidence and draw appropriate conclusions.
  • Analyse and interpret original research data with statistical or other evaluative processes where appropriate.
  • Demonstrate sufficient mastery to understand and apply relevant experimental techniques and methods to collect original research data
  • Communicate and justify complex concepts and results clearly and effectively to a variety of audiences.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    48 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Honours) requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Biological Anthropology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Earth and Marine Science
  • Environment
  • Mathematics
  • Neuroscience
  • Physics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    570

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:

    64

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

CRICOS: 082700D

An AQF Level 7 Bachelor of Environmental Studies Degree, or equivalent, completed within the last two years:

  • with a weighted average mark equivalent to an ANU 70 per cent calculated from the 36 units (i.e. 0.75 EFTSL) of courses in the discipline cognate to the honours specialisation, excluding 1000-level courses (i.e. introductory undergraduate courses), with the highest marks.
  • And the satisfaction of any admission requirements described in the relevant honours specialisation

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  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    45864 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45864 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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  • All domestic undergraduate students, and some domestic postgraduate students, are Commonwealth supported.

Living costs for Canberra

  • 1425 - 2510 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • 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.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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