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.

This course 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 The Honourable Sharman Stone, Professor of Practice (former Australia's Ambassador of Women and Children), Prof Allan Fels AO (inaugural Chair of the ACCC), Dewi Wahab (Indonesian Ambassador to Denmark), Dr Waleed Aly (Broadcaster), and many more.

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.

Please select a specialisation for more details:

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

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


Equivalent Australian Year 12

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

Applicants must complete a supplementary form providing information about interests and suitability for the course. Refer to 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.

Partner with another course

Double degree courses allow you to study towards two different degrees at the same time, and graduate with two separate qualifications. And because a required subject in one course can count as an elective in the other, our double degrees take up to two years less than if you studied for the two degrees separately.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Applications can be made directly to Monash until the end of February 2022 using course code A2010. If you have an application with VTAC, you are unable to apply directly to Monash.


Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code A2010.


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 fees

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