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University of Canberra

Suburb , ACT ,Australia

Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) - 677AA

Our Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) course is designed to extend the research capabilities you’ve gained in your undergraduate degree, and prepare you for a variety of high-level careers in areas such as law, public policy, business management, PR, fundraising, media, journalism or academia. During this one-year course, you will study specific topics, including epistemology and ontology, and gain an insight into a variety of research approaches.

Across your study period you will have access to professional mentors who will assist you in the preparation of your professional thesis. You will explore valuable universal skills, such as critical thinking, critical reading, listening and reviewing, which will be applicable to your chosen future industry, and will be encouraged to tailor the course content to your own specific areas of interest. Upon graduation, you will be well-placed to continue down an academic career path via further masters or PhD study, or ready to enter a range of different sectors where a strong background in research is highly sought after.

Campus Information

Canberra, Bruce

The University of Canberra is located in the suburb of Bruce in the Australian Capital Territory. Surrounded by Lake Ginnindera, the new suburb of Lawson, Radford college and residential housing, regular public buses can drop you right on campus. Open space, natural calm, tall trees and wildlife. Close to the city. Convenient to shopping. Great food, cool cafes, events and markets; a buzzing social hub with something for everyone. Student accommodation, an on-campus medical and counselling centre, the Australian Institute of Sport, Calvary Public Hospital, Belconnen Shopping Mall and a variety of restaurants are all within walking distance.


  • Feb

Application Processing Time in Days: 14

Application Process

More Information required
10 Days
Possible interview call from institution
10 Days
Provisional/ unconditional offer
20 Days
Visa process
30 Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Opportunities exist for Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) graduates in a range of sectors, including:

  • Sessional academic
  • Public servant
  • Policy officer
  • Public affairs consultant
  • Political researcher
  • Intelligence officer
  • National security adviser
  • Foreign policy adviser
  • Surveillance officer
  • Consular officer
  • Political adviser
  • Diplomatic service officer
  • Political journalist
  • Program director
  • International development worker
  • Campaign manager
  • Company director
  • Business adviser

PSW Opportunity

Major Cities

  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane

Regular 2 years post study work visa for international students completing Bachelors and Masters degrees (minimum 92 weeks), 3 years for Masters by Research and 4 years for PhD. graduates

Cities and major regional centres

  • Perth
  • Adelaide
  • Gold Coast
  • Sunshine Coast Canberra Newcastle/Lake Macquarie
  • Wollongong/Illawarra Geelong
  • Hobart

International students studying at regional universities will be eligible to access an 
additional year in Australia on a post-study work visa
(Which means a Bachelors or Masters graduate can get up to 3 years of PSW visa)

Regional centres and other regional areas

All other locations 
(list of cities)

International students studying at regional universities will be eligible to access an additional 
2 years in Australia on a post-study work visa 
(Which means a Bachelors or Masters graduate can get up to 4 years of PSW visa)

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

?To be admitted to the course, applicants require:

a) Completion of an undergraduate degree in an area relevant to their proposed program of study within the previous five years and Credit+ average over the last two years of the Bachelor's degree; or equivalent.

b) Evidence of having performed in some subjects relevant to the proposed study at Distinction level or above.

c) Academic judgement that the student can be expected to achieve an Honours level in the course.

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