Politics, Philosophy and Economics and Arts - A2013

This double degree combines the deep focus of the Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy (PPE) and Economics and the flexibility of the Bachelor of Arts. The PPE is an elite program designed for deep thinkers who want to have a real impact. By studying at the creative intersection between three disciplines Politics and governance, Philosophy and Economic analysis, you’ll learn how to transform big ideas into tangible results.

The Bachelor of Arts is your comprehensive gateway to a wide range of fascinating and rewarding areas of study across the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Designed to give you maximum flexibility and choice, this course opens the doors to deeply enriching experiences, including local and international internships, professional engagements and entrepreneurial opportunities. At end of first year, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in the Global Immersion Guarantee (GIG), a funded overseas experience to either India, Indonesia, Italy, China or Malaysia.

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

  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time
  • 4 years (full time)
Start date
First Semester (February)
Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics
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Study a Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics

Want to make a real impact on your world? Hear student, academic and industry experts explain how studying a PPE can help you #CHANGEIT.

Where could this degree take you?

With new cross-disciplinary knowledge and experience, you could work as a:

  • Political analyst
  • Economist
  • Civil society leader
  • Global opportunities, industry experience

    The course offers a global study tour exposing you to the dynamics of shifting economics and world politics, and includes an Industry Advisory Board guiding the direction and development of the course.

    Victorian Parliamentary Internship Program

    Gain inside experience like no other working under the supervision of a Member of Parliament. Offered to Politics students, you will have academic credit towards your degree.

    Bachelor’s/Master’s Program

    Take advantage of the most extensive bachelor’s/master’s program offering in Australia. Monash Arts offers you the opportunity to complete both a bachelor’s degree plus a master’s degree in just four years – instead of five.

    A Different Lens: The rise of populism

    Our academics from the Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics are at the forefront of research into the systems that govern our lives.

    Career path with Monash Arts

    Bachelor of Arts graduates gain universal skills that are welcome in a wide range of fields:

  • Sustainability
  • Foreign affairs
  • Gallery curating
  • Prepare for the future with a Bachelor of Arts

    With an Arts degree at Monash you will develop practical skills and a global mindset, acquiring the skills to change the world. Follow James and Stevie as they discover a few of the endless opportunities an Arts degree can offer.

    Global Immersion Guarantee (GIG)

    GIG is an award-winning initiative that will enable you to explore first-hand the relationships between society, technology and the environment. It’s a two-week, funded study trip for all eligible first-year Monash single or double degree students to one of six destinations.

    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: