What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Science (Honours) is a diverse and flexible science degree with an emphasis on research-led education. Explore anything from biology or climate science to psychology or astrophysics. You will learn advanced knowledge of research principles as well as the methods and theoretical concepts of your discipline. You’ll also get to design your own research project which will help you to understand and provide solutions to complex problems facing our world.

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 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.

Earth and Marine Science

The Earth and Marine Sciences specialisation is intended for students who have knowledge of the fields of Earth Science, Marine Science and/or related disciplines (e.g., Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Environmental Science, Engineering), and are interested in undertaking an independent research project under the direction of a supervisor. This specialisation usually consists of two consecutive semesters full time, and includes training in research methods, analytical methods for Earth materials and data analysis, other in-depth coursework and a substantial research project resulting in an Honours thesis. These provide a foundation for careers in a wide variety of fields in industry and government organisations, as well as a pathway for post-graduate research in Masters or Ph.D. degrees.

Which department am I in?

ANU College of Science

CRICOS

000334M

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$43,680.00 (US$ 30,720) per year

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

Application deadline

Expected December 2019

More details

Start date

22 July 2019

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 percentage between 59%, 74%, 77%, 82%, 83%, 87%, 95%, 97%. 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 Overall 64, minimum score of 55 in each section.

For international students

  • An AQF Level 7 Bachelor of Science 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 specialization, 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 specialization

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
  • New AUD 240 M science precinct with state-of-the-art labs
  • No.1 in Australia and 21 worldwide for graduate employability