Overview

The Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) provides graduates with a powerful combination of intellectual tools to understand and act in the world.

The PPE draws together the perspectives of three crucial academic disciplines to address contemporary national and global issues, such as justice, inequality and climate change.

Established at Oxford University in 1921, this highly sought-after degree has produced some of the most distinguished political and thought leaders in Australia, the UK and around the world. These include renowned Oxford alumni Malcolm Fraser and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai.

Alongside carefully selected courses from the disciplines of Politics & International Relations, Philosophy and Economics, PPE includes courses designed to enable you to explore the synergies and tensions between them, and to assess their relevance to meeting humanity's most difficult challenges.

Program Code

3478

UAC Code

422310

CRICOS Code

098376B

Total units of credit (UOC)

144

Campus

Kensington

Why choose this degree?

This degree offers a distinct methodological suite of courses introducing students to critical techniques and modes of thinking specific to each discipline: politics, philosophy and economics. It will ensure you are capable of independent and collaborative enquiry, rigorous in your analysis, critique and reflection, are able to embrace innovation, and are able to apply knowledge and skills to unique problems.

Who should choose this degree?

Global leaders who want to make a difference in the world.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career opportunities

  • Government agencies (including foreign affairs)
  • Political parties and lobby groups
  • Public service
  • NGOs
  • Social activist organisations

Entry requirements

2018 Lowest Rank

New in 2019

2019 Guaranteed Entry

96

2018 A Levels

N/A

2018 IB Diploma

N/A

2018 QLD OP

N/A

How to apply

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, permanent residents and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the ‘Apply’ section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply.

For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January.

Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

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Fees

Commonwealth supported Place - Student Contribution Bands apply for this dual award degree. See single degrees for the applicable fee band.

* The student contribution for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 based on a standard full-time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The actual student contribution you will pay depends on your individual program of study and the calendar year in which you enrol. Actual fees are calculated upon enrolment.

Student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to caps determined by the Australian Government), effective at the start of each calendar year.

The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only – other fees and charges are not included.

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