Undergraduate

Bachelor of Political Science

Australian National University

Undergraduate course details table
Campus Course code Fee type Pattern of
attendance
Course start date
Canberra 131162 CSP 3F/6P 22 Jul 2019

About

B Political Science is the only dedicated political science degree in Australia. The ANU has some of the world's finest political scientists, and was the only Australian university to receive a 5 (“well above world class”) in both of the Excellence in Research for Australia reports. Located in the national capital, the ANU is the only university with a right to place interns in Australian Parliament House. B Political Science will give you the knowledge, theoretical understandings, and practical skills that underpin a successful career that engages with politics.

Areas of study: Political science.

Career opportunities: Strategic international and political consultancy; specialist roles in business, government, the public service, private enterprise, aid, welfare groups, international agencies.

Practical experience: Internships with the Australian National Internships Program are available: visit the ANIP website. Opportunities for overseas exchange: visit the ANU website.

Honours: Check course information on the ANU website.

Fees and charges: Visit the ANU website for current fee information.

Admission criteria

Refer to the ANU general admission criteria and the ANU website.

Guaranteed Selection Rank: 90.00. This Selection Rank will guarantee entry at the Australian National University in the UAC rounds that ANU participates in, up to and including January Round 1. Visit the ANU Guaranteed Entry Scheme for further information.

Student profile

Visit the ANU website.

Further information

Visit the ANU website.

How to apply

Read about how to apply through UAC.

Check UAC application and offer round dates.

Course updates
Courses are added and cancelled throughout the admissions year and course details are subject to change. Check the course search on the UAC website or the My UAC app regularly throughout the 2019–20 admissions period.

Admission criteria
If no admission criteria is specified, refer to the ANU general admission criteria and visit the ANU website.

Combined options
Combined options are available in a number of ANU courses.

ATAR profile table

ATAR-based offers only (semester 1, 2018)
ATAR profile data table
Course code Lowest ATAR (LA) Median ATAR (MA) Highest ATAR (HA) Lowest selection rank (LSR) Median selection rank (MSR) Highest selection rank (HSR)
131162 85.25 93.35 99.05 90.00 94.75 99.95

Notes

  1. Use all ATAR profile data as a guide only; it provides a broad overview of the ATARs and selection ranks of previous Year 12 students admitted into that course. ATARs and selection ranks required for entry in 2019 may be different. If you are unsure about including a course among your preferences, contact the relevant institution.
  2. This ATAR profile table is in line with Commonwealth Government transparency requirements. It is based on offers to recent school leavers (ie completed Year 12 in 2015 to 2017) who were selected solely or partly on their ATAR. Note that some institutions further differentiate this information on their websites by publishing:
    • separate data for 2017 Year 12 students and 2015/16 Year 12 students
    • data relating to an entire year's intake (eg all offers made in 2017 – semesters 1 and 2).
  3. The ATAR values exclude any adjustment factors.
  4. The selection ranks include the ATAR and any adjustment factors.

Abbreviations

– = data is not available.
<5 = less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made.
N/A = no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.

LA - Lowest ATAR
MA - Median ATAR
HA - Highest ATAR
LSR - Lowest selection rank
LSR - Median selection rank
LSR - Highest selection rank