What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Arts Honours degree exemplifies the ANU commitment to research-led education. Building on the Bachelor of Arts, which is the most diverse, most flexible, and most popular degree at the Australian National University, 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 your discipline, and through the design and implementation of a research project, typically a thesis of up to 20,000 words, that develops new understandings or that provides solutions to complex problems. An Honours Specialisation is available for all 49 majors in the BA, and any two Honours Specialisations available in the BA for which both sets of admissions criteria have been met are available for combination as Combined Honours.

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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

  • pose a significant research question relating to their discipline;
  • investigate this question creatively, critically, ethically, and independently, including through sophisticated use of appropriate theory and methodology as appropriate to the discipline, and place these investigations in the context of the relevant intellectual tradition; and
  • communicate their research and its findings through an appropriate medium.

Art History and Theory

The Art History and Theory Honours Specialisation 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 art history and theory, and through the design and implementation of a research project, typically a thesis of up to 20,000 words, that develops new understandings or that provides solutions to complex problems.

Which department am I in?

ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

CRICOS

002285K

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$41,280.00 (US$ 27,971) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected December 2019

More details

Start date

Expected July 2020

Venue

The Australian National University

Acton Campus,

ACTON,

Australian Capital Territory,

2601, CANBERRA, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have either completed recognized upper secondary studies to the required standard and recognised by ANU as comparable to Australian Year 12 or completed at least one year of tertiary study to the required standard. Applicants must have obtained a score between 1090, 1130, 1170, 1270 etc . English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS: An overall score of 6.5 with at least 6 in each component of the test; a score of 570 with TWE score of 4.5 in TOEFL (paper based test); A score of 80, with a minimum of 20 in Reading and Writing and 18 in Speaking and Listening in TOEFL (internet based test); Cambridge CAE (Pre and Post): 58 overall with all sub skills at borderline or higher; 176 overall with at least 169 in all sub skills. PTE Academic an overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 55 in each of the communicative skills.

For international students

  • A Bachelor of Arts degree from the ANU, or equivalent from another institution
  • 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 major cognate to the honours specialisation, excluding 1000-level courses (i.e. introductory undergraduate courses), with the highest marks
  • Written approval of an identified supervisor for the thesis
  • And the satisfaction of any admission requirements listed in the relevant honours specialisation

Academic IELTS overall score of 6.5 with at least 6 in each component of the test; TOEFL internet based test score of 80, with a minimum of 20 in Reading and Writing and 18 in Speaking and Listening; TOEFL paper based test score of 570 with TWE score of 4.5; Cambridge CAE Advanced score of 176 overall with at least 169 in all sub skills; PTE Academic score of Overall 64, minimum score of 55 in each section.

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About this uni

The Australia National University is a member of International Alliance of Research Universities, with Universities like Oxford, Cambridge and Yale.

  • No. 1 in Australia and 7th in the world for global outlook
  • 95% of research at ANU is recognised as that of world standard
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  • No.1 in Australia and 21 worldwide for graduate employability