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:

  • Diplomacy
  • Policy analysis
  • Politics
  • Economics
  • Public affairs
  • Business management
  • Lobbying
  • Advocacy
  • Consultancy
  • Banking and finance
  • Civil society leadership
  • Local government representative.

Specialisations

As you engage with researchers and industry leaders, you’ll apply abstract knowledge to pressing problems, graduating as an informed, independent thinker with a practical skill set.

You'll build expertise in one of the following three specialisations:

Core units

Each core units is designed to give you the ability to think critically about analysis, strategy and leadership.

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.

Industry experience

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 media practitioners from leading media organisations and provide key connections to industry networks. Our annual BMC welcome lecture is a great opportunity for our students to talk to industry experts and gain insights and about the media landscape.

Double degrees

For advice on double degree options available, contact the Faculty of Arts.


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