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.
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:
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.
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.
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
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.
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