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Philosophy is the study of the fundamental nature of reality and the human experience. Philosophy forces us to ask questions about ourselves and our changing society and helps us to develop different ways of thinking about important issues. Its fundamental methods lie at the heart of many research inquiries within the arts and social sciences, making it a wonderful complement to many other ways of thinking.

The strengths of the School of Philosophy lie in five broad areas: philosophy of mind; philosophy of science; moral and political philosophy; epistemology; European philosophy and Asian philosophy.

Check the School of Philosophy website for more information on the faculty, research, projects, latest news, upcoming events and more.

*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021

^Times Higher Education - Global University Employability Ranking 2020

Degree programs

Bachelor of Arts

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2 in Australia
21 for Arts and Humanities in World*

3 year full-time
Semester 1 & 2 intake

#1 in Australia for graduate employability^

UAC Code: 131003
CRICOS Code: 074016B

Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics

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1 in Australia
5 for Philosophy, 9 for Politics and 33 for Economics in World*

3 years
Semester 1 & 2 intake

#1 in Australia for graduate employability^

UAC Code: 131161
CRICOS Code: 076183D

Graduate Certificate of Studies

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0.5 Year FT or 3 Year PT
Semester 1 & 2 intake

#1 in Australia for graduate employability^

UAC Code: 830584
CRICOS Code: 082261M

PhD & MPhil

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2-4 Year FT or 4-8 Year PT
Semester 1 & 2 intake

#1 in Australia for graduate employability^

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I've always found academia fascinating – that opportunity to really understand the nature of things, the kinds of causal relations, and to understand it from multiple perspectives.

Henry, Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (Linguistics)

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