Laws and Politics, Philosophy and Economics - L3013

A Monash law degree offers a genuine way to make a difference in the world. This straight-from- school law course will enable you to join the next generation of high achieving lawyers, with the ability to solve complex, demanding and interesting problems.

The Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics (BPPE) is an innovative degree that equips graduates with the intellectual and practical skills necessary to comprehend and navigate the changing world in the 21st century.

The BPPE has a unique Industry Advisory Board consisting of all Monash University global alumni from across government and corporate sectors. The Advisory Board brings real-world knowledge, insight and advice to connect theory and learning with what industry needs so our students graduate with career ready skills. Members include Dr Ian MacFarlane AC (6th Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia), Prof Allan Fels AO (inaugural Chair of the ACCC), Dewi Wahab (Indonesian Ambassador to Denmark), Dr Waleed Aly (Broadcaster), and many more.

At a glance

Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time
Duration
  • 5 years (full time)
Start date
First semester (February)
Course Handbook

A Monash law degree offers a genuine way to make a difference in the world. This straight-from- school law course will enable you to join the next generation of high achieving lawyers, with the ability to solve complex, demanding and interesting problems. Whatever the field of law, international law, intellectual property, criminal law, human rights law, biotechnology law, tax or family law, lecturers at Monash will challenge you to develop career-ready skills in legal knowledge, research, analysis and persuasive written and oral communication. You will acquire a solid foundation in the concepts, procedures and reasoning underpinning the Australian legal system and the research, analytical and communication skills of the legal profession. You will also be challenged to think critically and creatively, to resist easy answers or simplistic solutions and to develop an ethical and intellectual framework within which to understand what it means to be human, and how this changes over time.

The Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics (BPPE) is an innovative degree that equips graduates with the intellectual and practical skills necessary to comprehend and navigate the changing world in the 21st century. Graduates will finish their BPPE having mastered the main ideas shaping our understanding of the social world. They will move beyond existing frameworks by studying at the creative intersections between politics, philosophy and economics. This interdisciplinary grounding will culminate in practical, skills-based applications of the conceptual tools provided by the BPPE to produce graduates ready for the challenges and possibilities of the century ahead.

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Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements (International students)

You need to satisfy all of the following requirements to be considered for entry into this course.

At the time of enrolment in a course at Monash University, you must be at least 17 years of age.

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All Monash undergraduate courses require you to have successfully completed a minimum of an Australian Year 12 qualification (or equivalent) and achieve the required academic entry score. Most Monash faculties generally use your most recent studies for admission however other guidelines may apply where your prior qualification may be considered.

Entry requirements for each qualification level are as follows:

All Monash undergraduate courses require you to satisfy English entry requirements in one of the following ways:

If you do not meet the above English proficiency test scores, consider Monash English Bridging. Some Monash courses however do not accept Monash English Bridging.

The English measures outlined above must be completed within 2 years prior to the Monash course commencement date (other time limitations may apply as outlined in the Monash University Procedure). If you have completed several measures of English proficiency over a period of time, the highest valid measure will be accepted.

Monash University reserve the right to ask students to complete an English proficiency test to meet English course requirements upon request.

Further information can be located at English language requirements.

All Monash University undergraduate courses require you to have previously studied and achieved required Australian level standards in certain specific subject known as prerequisite subjects.

You must satisfy the following prerequisite subject requirements for this course:

Meeting prerequisite subject requirements from other international qualifications:

You can still meet the above prerequisite subject requirements if you have completed other international qualifications. These subjects will be assessed on a case by case basis when you apply.

You must satisfy the following additional requirements for this course:

Selection requirements

Alternative pathways

If you don't satisfy the requirements for direct entry consider these pathway options.

Double degree courses include the features of the component degree courses, except that electives may be reduced. Law L3001 Bachelor of Laws (Honours) is a specialist course that develops through themes: legal

methodology and legal practice; public law; and private law. The specialised knowledge and advanced skills are imparted in later year elective units, including a nal year project involving intensive research and writing.

Part A. Legal methodology and legal practice

This theme includes the nature of law, and particularly statute law enacted by parliaments and common law developed by courts. It also includes the key concepts, principles and methods of research and reasoning that enable lawyers to identify and interpret law and apply it to relevant facts in order to provide legal advice. It covers the law of procedure and evidence that governs judicial proceedings, alternative methods of resolving legal disputes, and the code of ethics that regulates the professional conduct of legal practitioners.

Part B. Public law

Public law includes constitutional law, administrative law and criminal law. It concerns the powers and procedures of the legislative, executive and judicial organs of government, and how they are regulated and controlled by 'the rule of law'. It also concerns the legal relationship between government and individuals, including the protection of individual rights.

Part C. Private law

Private law deals with legal relationships between legal persons, including corporations as well as individuals. It includes the study of property rights, contractual rights and obligations, wrongs (called 'torts') such as trespass and the negligent infliction of injury, and the law of equity and trusts.

Part D. Extending specialised knowledge and advanced skills:

Law electives In later years of the course, you will be able to choose from a broad range of elective law units. High achieving students may also include one or two master's units in their nal year of study. Elective law units enable you to develop specialised knowledge and advanced skills in areas of law that suit your own interests, skills and career goals. In addition to public and private law, these include international law, commercial law and human rights law. You will have opportunities to study overseas, and to undertake work-based learning, for example, in our legal clinical program and in local and international internships.

Politics, Philosophy and Economics 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.

Part A. Analysis, strategy and leadership

You will develop a foundational understanding of politics, philosophy and economics as a complex phenomenon, its social, economic and political impact, and the advantages and limitations associated with different strategies to address it and the perspectives you need to make a real impact.

Part B. Politics, philosophy and economics (PPE) specialist knowledge

These units will provide in-depth knowledge of the specific facet of PPE that comprises your specialisation, providing you with the practical and theoretical skills and knowledge needed to critically analyse, communicate and apply your disciplinary knowledge.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Students currently studying an Australian Year 12 or the International Baccalaureate in Australia, should apply online through VTAC etc.

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

Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee

A$44,100

Scholarships

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 fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

Enrolment Obligations

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than one third (33%) of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students must enrol in at least one unit that is not by distance and/or online in each compulsory study period unless the student is completing the last unit of their course. See standard 8.19 and 8.20 of National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018.

CRICOS code: 102562F