Politics, Philosophy and Economics - A2010

Think strategically and make change with the Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics. 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.

As you engage with researchers and global leaders, you’ll hone the industry relevant abilities needed to thrive in a world defined by constant technological, environmental, political and population change. By learning how to apply abstract knowledge to pressing problems, you’ll graduate as an informed thinker with practical experience.

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.

During your second year, you’ll have the chance to embark on a global study tour exclusive to this degree. This study tour traces the contours of the shifting economic and political power relations of the 21st century, from the Asia-Pacific to Europe. You’ll meet with and learn from academics and practitioners in the private and public sectors, gaining first-hand knowledge of the forces shaping the coming century and the diverse philosophical ideas emerging to interpret this change.

On completion of the course, you’ll be prepared for an exciting range of professions, including as a Political Advisor, Economist or Policy Analyst.

Your specialist analytical skills will also give you an invaluable competitive advantage in a range of private companies and non-governmental organisations.

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At a glance

Subject prerequisites
English Maths Sciences / Other
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Course Details

  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time & part time
  • 3 years (full time)
  • 6 years (part time)
Start date
First semester (February)
Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics
Course Handbook

High achieving students in the Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics may have the opportunity to transition into one of our Masters degrees in the third year of study. Learn more about Bachelor/Masters degrees.

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)


Equivalent Australian Year 12

Bachelor/Masters degrees
High achieving students can progress into the Master-level units at the completion of 96 credit points (end of 2nd year full time).

Alternative qualifications and prerequisites

For other domestic and international qualification entry requirements and scores for this course use the study credit and admissions eligibility search.

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

All applicants must submit a supplementary form. Refer to https://arts.monash.edu/undergraduate-studies/bachelor-of-politics-philosophy-and-economics for more information about the course.

The course develops through two themes, which will provide you with interdisciplinary approaches to addressing the key challenges facing the global community and in-depth expertise in your specialised area of study to enable you to effect change and develop the necessary knowledge and skills to be innovative leaders in responding to political, philosophical and economic challenges.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre

Apply through VTAC

Current Monash students

You may apply to transfer from another Monash course. Transfers are a competitive process. You may apply mid-year for available courses however consideration will be given as to whether you will be able to follow your course progression.

Please note that if you apply for a course transfer, you should still enrol in your current course as if you were continuing so as not to jeopardise your enrolment in the Faculty if your transfer application is unsuccessful. More about Course Transfer...

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page


Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:


Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.



We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.