Philosophy, Politics and Economics and Arts
Pursue your passions and maximise your career options with our combined bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics and Arts. You’ll graduate with two degrees in just four years, with a Bachelor of Philosophy Politics and Economics where you will take the Philosophy, Politics and Economics (Extended Major), and a Bachelor of Arts where you’ll choose a major from a wide range of options.
- Course code
- TISC code
- CRICOS code
- February and July
- 4 years
- Minimum ATAR or equivalent
- 92 ATAR
- English Language Competence and any prerequisites indicated against your chosen individual majors.
Related study areas
This course is currently available for domestic students only.
Why study this course?
In a competitive employment market, you will maximise your career options by developing interdisciplinary grounding across the three disciplines of Philosophy, Politics and Economics. Combining this with the Arts will equip you to think holistically, developing an enhanced awareness of relationships – with oneself, others and the world. You will graduate with two qualifications, having cut two years off the time it takes you to study two degrees. If you decide either degree isn't right for you, you can exit one and complete the other.
What will I learn?
UWA’s Bachelor of Philosophy, Politics and Economics is a challenging and rigorous course of study that will equip you to engage with important social issues – climate change, healthcare, inequality, political participation, criminal justice and more – from a uniquely interdisciplinary perspective. Combine this with a Bachelor of Arts where you will cultivate your passions while developing transferable skills that are essential in every industry and can never be automated – they’ll set you apart from the competition and prepare you for a future-proof career.
You will combine:
Extended major from the Bachelor of Philosophy, Politics and Economics:
A wide range of undergraduate majors from the Bachelor of Arts.
You can also include minors and elective units in your degree. Learn more about what makes up your degree with Our Courses Explained.
Careers and employability
Students graduating with a Bachelor of Philosophy, Politics and Economics and Bachelor of Arts are well placed for the job market. Their invaluable critical thinking and analytical skills in philosophy, politics and economics paired with lifelong, transferable skills will provide them the competitive edge in the modern workplace.
- Economic/political journalist
- Management consultant
- Policy adviser
- Public servant
Fees and scholarships
Domestic Students - Full Fee Paying (FFP) & Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP)
The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points (courses may teach up to 72 points in a year).
For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course type to find out more.
Student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For a fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”. Annual fees are subject to annual indexation.
- Course credit points
- Average annual fee - 2023
- Typical fee range - 2023
- $4,124 - $15,142
Domestic students who are eligible for a Commonwealth-supported place can use the HECS-HELP loan scheme to pay their tuition fees.
International Students - onshore
Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.
- Course credit points - 2023
- Total course fee - 2023
Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.
To be considered for this course you need to:
- achieve a minimum ATAR of 92 or equivalent
- demonstrate English language competence
- satisfying any prerequisites for your preferred majors (refer to individual major descriptions for prerequisite details)
We offer a number of other pathways for you to gain entry into our undergraduate degrees if you do not meet the standard admission requirements. Find out the admissions pathways for School Leavers and Non-School Leavers.