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

Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time
Duration
  • 3 years (full time)
Start date
First semester (February)
Qualification
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 (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.

View all minimum age requirements.

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.

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)

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

Apply through VTAC

All other students apply directly to Monash using course code A2010. Students must complete the supplementary form as part of the application.

Apply

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

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

A$39,900

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: 0100405