Undergraduate

Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Choose a double major that combines three intellectual disciplines deeply intertwined and which have much to offer one another.
80
ATAR
3
Years Full Time

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Student Central

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Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

International

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Hours

8.30am – 5pm AWST, Monday – Friday

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career opportunities.

Career Pathways

This is an undergraduate program that targets employment in the areas of public service agencies such as Treasuries, Department of Premier and Cabinet/Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and line agencies; and politician’s staff. It is also envisaged that PPE graduates will find careers in the private sector, such as political and economic journalists or as policy advisors in private sector agencies that deal with government (e.g. Chamber of Commerce and Industry).
This is an undergraduate program that targets employment in the areas of public service agencies such as Treasuries, Department of Premier and Cabinet/Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and line agencies; and politician’s staff. It is also envisaged that PPE graduates will find careers in the private sector, such as political and economic journalists or as policy advisors in private sector agencies that deal with government (e.g. Chamber of Commerce and Industry).

Further Study

This major lays the foundation for further study options at postgraduate level including the Master of Public Policy, the Master of International Relations, Master of Economics and the Juris Doctor.
This major lays the foundation for further study options at postgraduate level including the Master of Public Policy, the Master of International Relations, Master of Economics and the Juris Doctor.
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Fees and scholarships

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Scholarships

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.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for this course's Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

Admission requirements

For applicants with recent secondary education, information on admission criteria is available on our entry standards page.

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

How to apply

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Course details

Combining economic thinking, moral philosophy and politics, the Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) double major prepares students for employment in professions that deal with a broad scope of political and economic life. You'll identify and evaluate assumptions underpinning philosophical, political and/or economic viewpoints on social and legal topics as well as demonstrate sound research skills and written and oral communication skills.

About The Course

The Philosophy, Politics and Economics double major is a challenging and rigorous program that allows students to consider social and political life through the multidisciplinary perspectives provided by philosophy, politics and economics.
Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Quick Details

Status
  • Available 2020
Locations
  • Albany (Regional campus)
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12 contact hours in classes, plus at least twice as many hours again for study in your own time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-PPECN
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BA); 4 years (BPhil [Hons])
Philosophy, Politics and Economics
Status
  • Available 2020
Locations
  • Albany (Regional campus)
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • 12 contact hours in classes, plus at least twice as many hours again for study in your own time
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-PPECN
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BA); 4 years (BPhil [Hons])
TISC Codes
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
Faculty
  • Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education - Arts
PHILOSOPHY, POLITICS AND ECONOMICS

Outcomes

Students will learn to:

  • Integrate philosophical, political and economic ideas
  • Independently construct arguments for philosophical positions, political positions and economic positions
  • Understand and apply the methods of contemporary philosophy, contemporary politics and contemporary economics
  • Identify and evaluate assumptions underpinning philosophical, political and/or economic viewpoints on social and legal topics
  • Demonstrate sound research skills and written and oral communication skills
PHILOSOPHY, POLITICS AND ECONOMICS

Course Structure

Our undergraduate degrees offer you a range of options, so you can combine subjects to match your career goals with your personal interests.

Put theory into practice

Current UWA students are eligible to take one of our professional experience units. These units bridge the gap between university and the workplace by providing opportunities to gain hands-on, practical experience. You can master new skills, make connections and network, get a taste of the opportunities in the workforce and add experience to your resume, all before graduating.

Find out more about Work Integrated Learning.

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Industry connected

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Our Business School courses are influenced by the Business School Board, a group of industry leaders who ensure content remains current and students are prepared for their chosen career when entering the workforce as well as giving a key insight into what employers are looking for when hiring graduates.

Strong industry contacts will give you the added advantage of growing quality networks to draw on when you graduate. We have 30+ corporate supporters, who have included ATCO, Bankwest, BDO, BHP, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Macquarie Group, Mitsubishi, UniBank, Woodside and more.

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Your degree options

This major is only available within the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) degrees. This major is a double major which means you undertake more units in this area. You are not able to pair this major with any other major.

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