Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics
Developed by Monash’s world-renowned Politics, Philosophy and Economics professors, this elite program is designed for deep thinkers who want to have a real impact.
By studying at the creative intersection between three disciplines, you’ll learn how to transform big ideas into tangible results. With a range of field trips, international study options and internships on offer, you’ll hone the industry relevant specialist skills needed to thrive in a world defined by constant technological, environmental, political and population change.
Where this degree could take you
On completion of the course, you will have an invaluable competitive advantage in a range of private companies and non-governmental organisations due to your political, economic and philosophical analytical specialist skills. You’ll be ready to work in an exciting range of professions and fields, including:
- Policy analysis
- Public affairs
- Business management
- Banking and finance
- Civil society leadership
- Local government representative.
Monash Arts has over 76,000 alumni (graduates) across the globe, and working in a diverse range of industries. To read some of their stories and get an idea of what's possible, visit the Arts Alumni Career Journey website.
International study tours
During your second year, you’ll have the chance to embark on a global study tour exclusive to this degree. Discover the shifting economic and political power relations of the 21st century, meet with academics and practitioners in the private and public sectors, and gain first-hand knowledge of the forces shaping the coming century and the diverse philosophical ideas emerging to interpret this change.
We also have student exchange agreements with over 160 partner institutions in more than 35 countries across the UK, Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Oceania and Asia, a study centre in Prato, Italy, and a campus in Malaysia, studying a semester or two in places like Norway, Japan, Germany and Mexico is easier than you think.
Graduate job-ready thanks to extraordinary opportunities for collaboration with industry. Field trips, international study options and internships form an element of the course, empowering you to gain real world experience and shape your professional networks before you’ve even graduated.
The Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics Advisory Board
Our advisory board members are practitioners from across government, academia and leading organisations and provide key connections to industry networks.
ATS3129 - Arts internship
The Arts internship is a 12 credit point unit.
This placement has a minimum duration of 144 hours, which you can complete in any teaching period, including over the summer and winter breaks. This unit is for placements in Australia.
ATS3836 - Victorian parliamentary internship
The Victorian parliamentary internship is a 12 credit point unit.
This unit provides first-hand experience of parliamentary structures and processes otherwise unavailable. Entry is competitive, being limited to fifteen places per year. Students will work under the overall supervision of a member of the department and under the supervision of a Member of the Victorian Parliament.
If you undertake an Arts Internship unit, you may be eligible for a Monash scholarship.
For more information on specific opportunities, please contact our WIL team at WIL.Arts@monash.edu or call +61 3 9903 8866.
Students may be eligible for the following financial assistance and government funding:
Professor Sharon Pickering (Co-Chair)
Faculty of Arts Monash University
Professor Simon Wilkie (Co-Chair)
Head and Dean Monash Business School, Monash University
Dr Ben Wellings
Course Director, Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics Faculty of Arts, Monash University
Dr Sharman Stone
Australian Ambassador for Women and Girls 2017-2019; and Member of the House of Representatives, 1996-2016
Anna Burke AO
Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives 2012-2013; Member of the House of Representatives, 1998-2016; Current Member of the General, Freedom of Information, and Veterans' Appeals Divisions of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal
Professor Allan Fels AO
Inaugural Chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), 1995-2003; Foundation Dean of the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG), 2002-2013; Current Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University
Mrs Dewi Savitri Wahab
Indonesian Ambassador to Denmark; Consul-General Republic of Indonesia – to Victoria and Tasmania, 2014-2017
Professor Dr Dewi Fortuna Anwar
Research Professor Centre for Political Studies, Indonesian Institute of Sciences
Mr Christopher Leong
Managing Partner CCA Chooi & Company + Cheang & Ariff Advocates and Solicitors, Malaysia
Datuk Dr Mohd Tap Salleh
Committee Member, Investigative Committee for Governance, Procurement and Government Finance Prime Minsters Department, Malaysia
Mr Matt Anderson PSM
Director of the Australian War Memorial; Australian Deputy High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, 2016-2019
Dr Waleed Aly
Take your interdisciplinary expertise even further by engaging in research at an undergraduate level with the Centre for Undergraduate Research Initiatives and Excellence (CURIE). CURIE provides a range of interdisciplinary research experiences that supplement your studies and expand your networks.
Available double degrees with our Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics:
- Bachelor of Laws / Politics, Philosophy and Economics
- Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics / Arts
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