Based on the EDUopinions rankings, the Australian National University rating is 4.3. If you want to know more about this school, read the student reviews on our website.
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Law and Politics, Philosophy and Economics is a double degree you can study at the ANU. It is a fantastic course that combines a legal understanding with a broader insight into different elements of society. The programme is 5 years long at a minimum.
There are a number of mandatory minimum courses during the first 2 years of the degree. This reduces the flexibility offered to students but is designed to give a base understanding of the different areas covered in each course. These mandatory courses are introductory and less interesting than electives, but upon their completion, a number of other classes are offered that allow students to target areas of their particular interest.
I have found that while these degrees are not directly complementary in terms of the courses they have in common, there is a significant benefit to studying them together in terms of understanding how society is structured from a socio-economic and legal basis.
The main negative of the degree is that there is a lack of information provided about what the courses actually entail. Moreover, the courses are restrictive initially in what they offer.
Individual classes vary in terms of what they offer and how good they are. Generally, the courses are high quality with tutors often being former students or professionals in the various fields being taught. This means that real-world and university experience is offered to students as they complete their studies.View more
I have really enjoyed my time at ANU so far. The lecturers and staff have amazing expertise, and they have put many support systems in place to help in both online and on-campus learning. Living so far away from campus does have its challenges, especially when it comes to the social aspect of school, but there are many clubs and societies to join, and some do have online social events. The facilities are varied, with some of the older buildings often being cramped and technologically ill-equipped for certain activities, but ANU is constantly expanding and improving its facilities. Overall, ANU is a great school and I am excited to go back next semester.View more
I commenced my studies at the Australian National University in 2021 and am studying a double degree in medical science and arts. The ability to pursue a double degree in contrasting fields is an excellent aspect of ANU’s curriculum, where I have greatly enjoyed exploring aspects of philosophy and pursuing the Chinese language whilst still being able to focus on my main degree, medical science. The combination of in-person and online options that the majority of courses boast is an excellent means for students to access their material. Whilst I reside on-campus, I believe that course facilities and structure have adapted to an online environment that would adequately serve remote students. The student lifestyle and culture on-campus are also major proponents of attending ANU. Professors and lecturers, for the most part, are understanding and informative. However, some professors lack structure which I believe impacts the ability for them to engage students in the course.View more
As a student in their second year of university, studying a dual degree in Law and Languages, I would say that there have been a lot of things I have learnt about the overall language department. More generally, my time at ANU has been an extraordinary experience due to a range of factors; the college experience, the nature of Canberra as a University city and the hands-on student learning experience.
So far, I have been doing French for two years with 4 different teachers and all have been devoted and attentive teachers. The French language program differs from other classes; whilst in Law, we have 2 assessments a term weighing around 50% languages will have around 6 or 7 weightings 10-15% each. Whilst this gives you many opportunities to improve your marks (and overall GPA!) it means the work is continuous and at times difficult to manage, so this is something to consider. The classes also occur much more frequently than in other departments, for my advanced French language class we had 4 hours a week in person in addition to pair-á-pair work where we would have to meet up with a smaller group of our classmates a few times a week whereas in other departments you might have one 1-hour class a week. But broadly, all the teachers have been so understanding and got to know you personally which is a bonus!
I took a Spanish course for the first half of this year and found that the devotion to courses is not mirrored across all languages! Whilst this class occurred 4 times a week (every day at 9 am!!) there was little organisation and planning to the lessons. Also, the assessments were confusing and sometimes organised at the last minute! Next year I am trying Chinese from the introductory level so it will be interesting to see how this is taught, but so far, I have only heard rave reviews!
Conclusively, I would say languages at the ANU are taught very well depending on the language you choose! But I could not recommend French more 🙂View more
The Australian National University (ANU) is ranked number one in Australia, and true to this assertion it has very high education standards. I am currently studying towards a PhD at the university and I love that it has such a huge focus on research degrees. As an international student, I love that ANU has such a good mix of Aussies and international students and I get to experience different cultures. The university has an extensive orientation programme for new Higher Research Degree (HDR) students which is fantastic because it gave me the opportunity to learn about what is expected of me and the support I have at my disposal. The university also offers great supervisory support for research students and there is always a seminar happening to improve technical skills for students. And of course, there are always opportunities to let your hair down, and mix and mingle with other students and staff. Uni accommodation is safe and extremely warm and you have a multicultural community around you to hang out with should you wish. My experience so far has been beyond what I expected before embarking on a 4 flight journey to study in Australia.View more
ANU is ranked 12th in the world according to QS rankings for the program I’d pursued so naturally, it was top-notch in the way the subject content was delivered. The academic resources and materials offered were highly relevant and made us think out of the box. The faculty was very experienced and approachable. It was overall a very wholesome experience.View more