Undergraduate

Philosophy, Politics and Economics (extended major)

Choose an extended major that combines three intellectual disciplines deeply intertwined and which have much to offer one another.
3
Years Full Time

Careers and further study

This course opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.

Career Pathways

Students who complete the Bachelor of Philosophy, Politics and Economics will gain a unique set of skills highly valued by employers. Internationally, philosophy, politics and economics graduates find careers in fields as diverse as the public sector, consultancy, business, journalism, politics, the media, academia, and (following suitable postgraduate study) law.
Students who complete the Bachelor of Philosophy, Politics and Economics will gain a unique set of skills highly valued by employers. Internationally, philosophy, politics and economics graduates find careers in fields as diverse as the public sector, consultancy, business, journalism, politics, the media, academia, and (following suitable postgraduate study) law.
This course could lead to these

Career Opportunities

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.

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course
Domestic Fees

Undergraduate – Commonwealth supported students

Course Credit Points
144
Average Annual Fee - 2021
$8,747.06
Typical Fee Range - 2021
$3,950.00 - $14,500.00

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.
International Fees

Undergraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
144
Total Course Fee - 2021
$99,000.00

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.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

How to apply

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Course details

All important social issues—climate change, health care, inequality, political participation, criminal justice and much more besides—have philosophical, political and economic dimensions. Open only to students undertaking the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) and the Bachelor of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, this extended major will equip students to engage with these issues from a uniquely interdisciplinary perspective.
Philosophy Politics and Economics extended major

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • 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-PPEDM
CRICOS code
  • 068916E
  • 102865B
Philosophy Politics and Economics extended major
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • 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-PPEDM
CRICOS code
  • 068916E
  • 102865B
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BA); 4 years (BPhil [Hons])
TISC Codes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Philosophy, Politics and Economics
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

Course Structure

Bachelor of Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Why study Philosophy, Politics and Economics

  • UWA is the only university in Western Australia to offer a Bachelor of Philosophy, Politics and Economics
  • Students will study all three disciplines with leading experts in their respective fields – in particular, academics whose research straddles the three disciplines
  • The program includes specially designed interdisciplinary units of study, where students will bring the tools of all three disciplines to bear upon pressing social, political and economic questions
Bachelor of Philosophy, Politics and Economics
Bachelor of Philosophy, Politics and Economics

You'll learn to

  • apply the tools of each discipline to problems with political, philosophical and economic dimensions (e.g. inequality, criminal justice, climate change) and so learn to think about complex social issues in a genuinely interdisciplinary manner
  • study how insights from each of the three disciplines bear upon issues in the others
  • exercise invaluable critical thinking and analytical skills, and see how they can be deployed in a wide variety of contexts
Bachelor of Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Your degree options

This major is offered as a degree-specific, or first, major for these degrees.

Professor Benjamin Reilly

Professor Benjamin Reilly