This double degree draws together the perspectives of four crucial academic disciplines to address contemporary national and global issues, such as justice, inequality and climate change. This degree will open doors to equip you with a powerful combination of intellectual tools to understand and act in the world.

Alongside courses from the disciplines of Politics & International Relations, Philosophy, and Economics, the UNSW PPE degree 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.

By combining your PPE degree with Law, you will be well-equipped for a global career in politics and public policy development, including the highest reaches of government and the public service, as well as in consultancy, research firms, international organisations, advocacy organisations, NGOs and the legal profession.

Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE)/Law is jointly offered by UNSW Law and UNSW Arts and Social Sciences.

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Why choose this degree?

Gain knowledge and skill in both data science and law to equip yourself for one of the fastest growing fields within legal practice and the legal system.

Who should choose this degree?

Students who keen to pursue a career that will utilise their data science skills within the legal system.

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Career opportunities

  • Politics
  • Government and public policy advisor
  • NGO officer
  • Barrister
  • Solicitor

Entry requirements

2018 Lowest Rank


2019 Guaranteed Entry


2018 A Levels

A levels + LAT

2018 IB Diploma


2018 QLD OP


Additional selection criteria

All domestic applicants* who wish to study an undergraduate Law double degree at UNSW need to sit the Law Admission Test (LAT). This includes:

  • Those enrolled in their final year of secondary schooling (Year 12 HSC or equivalent)
  • Those who have already completed their secondary schooling (e.g. those on a gap year)
  • Those who are currently studying at another university and wish to apply to transfer to Law
  • Year 11 students who wish to sit the LAT prior to their HSC year (LAT results are valid for two years) *Australian citizens and permanent residents and New Zealand citizens. ^Indigenous students undertaking the Pre-Law Program at UNSW are not required to sit the LAT as they are assessed under multiple criteria in the Pre-Law Program. For more information about the Pre-Law Program, visit Nura Gili or contact Jeni Engel (Director of Indigenous Legal Education at UNSW Law).

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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