The Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics is an elite degree that combines the study of philosophy, politics and economics, and the manner in which they are increasingly being integrated to enhance our understanding and evaluation of individual and group behaviour. Graduates of this degree will be recognised for exceptional critical and conceptual thinking and problem solving skills.
In politics you will develop your understanding of the nature of institutional arrangements, the manner in which decisions are made and their effects on people throughout the world. The philosophy component of the degree will teach you to analyse issues and use ethical principles to evaluate human conduct and social institutions. By studying economics you will learn how consumers, firms and governments make decisions and how these decisions determine the allocation of resources. Our integrative seminar series brings together the three disciplines to illuminate topics of pressing human concern.
The degree will also have a strong international component linking with international relations and development studies and you may have the opportunity to engage with other leading international universities.
Students can undertake an Honours year in Politics or Philosophy. There are also many opportunities for graduate study including coursework or research. Domestic students may choose to undertake a vertical combined degree consisting of the Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics and Juris Doctor. Please note: the vertical double degree (BPPE/JD) is only available to domestic students. International students can combine the BPPE with a number of other degrees as part of the flexible double degrees.
Graduates may find work in the private and public sectors including banking and finance, politics, journalism, international affairs, diplomatic services, academia and government.