Arts and Social Sciences
The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) is the largest of seven Colleges at ANU.We set national and international standards in research, education and community engagement across the humanities, creative arts and social sciences.Our unique location in Canberra creates an enriched teaching and research environment, giving our researchers and students access to the nation’s political, cultural and collecting institutions and government departments.Our researchers shape debates and public policy through consultations, media outreach and through the research they produce. Our disciplines rank highly against other universities globally, and most achieve rankings of above or well above world standard in the Excellence in Research Australia rankings by the Australian Research Council.We encourage our staff to continue to push the boundaries of possibilities in their chosen fields.
study options :American Studies , Ancient Greek, Anthropology, Arab and Islamic Studies, Archaeology, Art History, Arts, Asia Pacific Studies, Asia-Pacific Studies, Asian Languages, Asian Studies, Australian Studies, Biological Anthropology, Central Asia Studies, Classics and Ancient History , Contemporary Europe, Creative Arts, Criminology, Cultural Studies, Demography, Design Arts, Development Studies, Digital Arts, Digital Humanities, Diplomacy, English, Environmental Studies, European Languages, European Studies, Forensic Anthropology , Gender Studies, Geography, Greek, Heritage Studies, History, Human Ecology, Human Rights, Indigenous Australian Studies, International Affairs, International Relations, International Security, Internships, Language Studies, Latin, Latin American Languages, Latin American Studies, Literature, Middle East Studies, Museums and Collections, Music, Musicology, Non Language Asian Studies, Pacific Studies, Philosophy, Policy Studies, Political Communication, Political Economy, Political Sciences, Population Studies, Psychology, Security Studies, Social Research, Social Work, Sociology, Strategic Studies, Sustainability, Sustainable Development , Visual Arts, World Literature
Business and Economics
The strength of the College of Business and Economics’ international reputation attracts exceptional students from Australia, the Asia-Pacific and beyond. It also attracts exceptional staff who want to be part of one the world’s great, research-intensive universities.
Our College staff are at the forefront of global thinking on issues of national and international significance, issues relating to wealth and well-being, strong organisations and disruptive innovation.
We are educating the next generation of leaders. We offer every student the opportunity to develop their strengths and the space to decide how they will make their future mark in the world.
Through their studies, our graduates gain the knowledge and skills to lead organizations, develop public policy, create new companies and undertake research. Our goal is to provide a strong foundation for exceptional lives of service and personal success.
Most of our students live on campus – at least for the first few years – and this residential dimension of the ANU makes for a vibrant campus atmosphere. And the campus itself is located in the heart of one of the world’s safest and most beautiful capital cities.
Our alumni may be found in the world’s leading companies, policy agencies and universities.
Our capital city location means that world leaders in many fields are frequent visitors to the ANU. They contribute to our lecture programs and research, and add further richness to the College experience. Our students and staff interact with senior government officials, and lead and contribute to public debates on the critical issues of our time.
Study options:Accounting , Actuarial Studies, Applied Economics, Business Administration, Business Information Systems, Commerce, Econometrics, Economic History, Economic Policy, Economics, Electronic Commerce, Ethics, Finance, International Business, International Relations, Management, Marketing, Policy Studies, Project Management, Statistics
Engineering & Computer Science
The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT) was established in 1993. It conducted research and undergraduate teaching. The Faculty and its sister entity, the Research School of Information Sciences and Engineering,joined in 2004. The move subsequently merged the undergraduate, research training, and research activities into two schools, the School of Engineering and the School of Computer Science. For all FEIT related information, please consult the relevant School website.
Study options:Advanced Computing , Algorithms and Data, Artifical Intelligence, Communications, Computational Foundations, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Systems, Electronics, Energy Change, Engineering, Human Centred Computing, Information Systems, Information Technology, Information-Intensive Computing, Intelligent Systems, IT in New Media, Materials, Materials Science, Mechanical, Mechatronics, Renewable Energy, Robotics, Software Development, Software Engineering, Solar Energy, Statistics, Sustainable Engineering
Science, Medicine and Health
There are two colleges and over a dozen research schools and centres that work towards delivering teaching and research outcomes in science, medicine and health. Unique in our structure, the cross disciplinary potential of the colleges builds on the legacy established by the eminent scientific members of its past. In concert with the colleges’ highly collaborative and intensive research culture, students are provided with state of the art facilities and a world class education.
- Astronomy and Astrophysics , Biodiversity Conservation, Bioinformatics, Biology, Biotechnology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Climate, Earth and Marine Sciences, Earth Physics, Energy Change, Environmental Science , Environmental Studies, Evolution and Ecology, Forest Science and Management , Forestry, Genetics, Geography, Geology, Human Ecology, Immunology and Microbiology, Interdisciplinary Studies - Sustainability, Marine Biology, Mathematics, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Nuclear Physics, Photonics, Physics, Physiology, Plant Science, Psychology, Resource and Environmental Management , Science, Science Communication, Solar Energy, Statistics, Sustainability, Sustainability Science , Sustainable Development , Theoretical Physics, Water Science and Management, Zoology
- Bioinformatics , Biological Anthropology, Biology, Biomedical Science, Biotechnology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Clinical Psychology, Epidemiology, Genetics, Health, Health, Medicine and the Body, Human Ecology, Immunology and Microbiology, Indigenous Australian Studies, Medical Science, Medicine, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, Physiology, Psychology, Public Health, Science, Science Communication, Statistics, Translational Medicine
Law & Legal Studies
The ANU College of Law is the national law school. We are proudly part of one of Australia’s top-ranked universities, located in the heart of Canberra, the national capital. This provides us with unique opportunities to connect with the work of the Parliament of Australia, the High Court of Australia, the departments and agencies of the Federal Government, as well as the local ACT law-making institutions – the Legislative Assembly and the ACT courts.
Our teaching and research endeavours span the local, national and – of ever-growing importance – international contexts. We have particular strengths in the fields of international law, public law and environmental law, but our work also covers other areas that are critical to understanding the role of law, and the rule of law, in the modern global environment.
Underlying our teaching and research is a belief that the discipline of law offers a unique perspective on a wide range of social, political and economic issues, as well as insights into fundamental and abiding questions about justice, fairness and the exercise of power in an increasingly globalised society.
At the ANU College of Law we encourage our students to look beyond ‘the law in the books’ and to consider the impact – both good and bad – of the law in practice. We believe that the purpose of studying, researching and practicing law is not simply to know what the law is, but to understand why it operates as it does, and how it can be improved. Accordingly, as you will see, we place a particular emphasis on the themes of law reform and social justice as core components of any understanding of the law.
Whether you are thinking about studying law at ANU as an undergraduate or postgraduate student, or joining our community of scholars as a visitor or as a member of staff, or you wish to maintain your connection with our community as one of our alumni, I invite you to explore our website. Please contact or visit us should you wish to learn more about the exciting opportunities offered by the ANU College of Law.
Study options: Actuarial Studies , Commerce, Development Studies, Economics, Environmental Studies, Ethics, Finance, Gender Studies, Human Rights, International Business, International Relations, Law, Legal Practice, Migration, Pacific Studies, Philosophy, Policy Studies, Political Communication, Political Sciences, Social Research
Asia and the Pacific
At ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, you’re not a student, you’re a specialist.
Meet the growing demand for expertise on the Asia Pacific with a qualification from Australia’s leading centre for teaching and research on our region. The College offers the largest range of Asian Pacific languages in the country, and represents the largest concentration of Asia Pacific researchers outside Asia.
As a student of the College, you will learn from over 200 Asia and Pacific specialists, who will equip you with the professional-level skills and knowledge you need to succeed in this Asian Century. Choose from specialisations in East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, West Asia, and Oceania, and engage with the languages, cultures, economies, histories, politics and societies of one of the world's most dynamic and important regions, and one of increasing importance to Australia. With Asia-Pacific studies, you can help to shape this regional relationship and define Australia’s future.