Bachelor of Environment and Sustainability Advanced(Honours)

Overview

The ANU Bachelor of Environment & Sustainability Advanced (Honours) is a contemporary degree, covering environmental science, policy and social sciences, allowing you to address the complex challenges of sustainability by giving you a broad environmental education.

This broad environmental education includes a sound basis in theory and methods, with a focus on hands-on applications and field-based, research-led learning.

The Advanced (Honours) options allows students to do a fourth year of study with a focus on a research project.

Program details

Are you concerned about the state of the environment and want to be part of the solution? The Bachelor of Environment and Sustainability Advanced (Honours) is a four degree program ideal for students who are seeking a direct pathway into Honours.

This program has been specially designed to give you a broad environmental education, teaching you to link the natural and social sciences with their applications in environmental conservation and sustainable resource management. The select majors in this degree will enable you to focus your studies in the area that most interests you.

If you enjoy the great outdoors and are passionate about keeping them pristine for future generations, this degree will teach you to be an effective environmental scientist and natural resource manager, helping you to meet the sustainability challenges and opportunities facing us this century.

Learning experience

Coral Reef Field Studies

Coral Reef Field Studies

If you like your education to involve a healthy dose of adventure, the Coral Reef Field Studies course is for you. Students spend nearly two weeks on One Tree Island – a remote island on the Great Barrier Reef.

Fire in the Environment

Fire in the Environment

It might look like they’re playing with fire, but these ANU students are participating in cutting-edge research on the inevitable bushfires that occur across Australia every year.

ANU Science on Location: Booderee National Park

By understanding the past, they can predict changes that will occur to the environment, and make plans to protect its biodiversity and tourism value.

Meet your teachers

Associate Professor Lorrae Van Kerkhoff

Associate Professor Lorrae Van Kerkhoff, Program convener

Lorrae is an Associate Professor at the Fenner School of Environment and Society, where she supervised graduate students. Her research is focused on knowledge governance and its relationship to social-ecological change. Her work brings together concepts from Science and Technology Studies with Sustainability Science. She has published extensively on integrative and transdisciplinary research concepts and methods, and recently on knowledge governance and 'future-oriented' approaches to conservation.

Careers

The Bachelor of Environment and Sustainability (Advanced) (Honours) prepares you for postgraduate research, and can lead straight on to a PhD, in Australia or overseas.

Equipped with scientific and policy knowledge you may go on to work on environment and sustainability issues in a range of global, national and local contexts.

Research topics

We have a wide range of potential research topics. They range from short-term PhB projects to year-long honours and graduate projects to three-year PhD projects.

Fees & scholarships

Tuition fees: Tuition fees

Visit the handbook to see indicative fees and Commonwealth supported places for this degree.

Scholarships: Scholarships

ANU offers many scholarships both to overcome disadvantage and to recognise academic merit.

How to apply

Understand the entry requirements

Meet the co-curricular or service requirement

In addition to meeting academic requirements, we have introduced a compulsory co-curricular or service requirement.

Make sure you have met the co-curricular or service requirement and provide the appropriate documentation.

Gather supporting documents

When you apply to ANU, it's important to attach any requested supporting documentation, otherwise your application could be delayed.

Submit your application

Tick your application off your list so it's one less thing you need to think about.There are different ways to apply to ANU, the best way for you to apply depends on your circumstances.

Receiving a conditional offer

If your application is successful you will receive an early conditional offer.  A conditional offer will be converted to a full offer when you meet the academic requirements for your program and any other conditions included in your conditional offer.

Accept your confirmed final offer

Upon meeting the conditions of your conditional offer, you will receive a final offer.  Accept the offer and enrol at ANU!

Understand the entry requirements

Prepare entry requirements & support documents

When you apply to ANU, you must be prepared to provide specific documents that we need to assess your application.

Submit your application

Visit the International applications - ANU Undergraduate to start your application.

Receive an offer

There are three assessment rounds in each semester. Applying in the first round will give you three opportunities to be assessed and accepted, giving you the best chance of being offered a place at ANU.

Accept your offer

Accept the offer and enrol at ANU!

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