Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

Lead the way to a better world. Politics, philosophy and economics degrees have produced political and community leaders who have shaped our world, including Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, journalist and film activist Tariq Ali, and former Australian Prime Ministers Malcolm Fraser and Bob Hawke.| The world needs creative leaders to respond to society's greatest challenges, including the global effects of the climate crisis and the social impacts of inequalities in resources, opportunity and power. La Trobe's Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics gives you a multi-disciplinary perspective on the political and economic systems that shape the world. Develop the skills to respond to urgent problems and make a positive social impact Through the study of politics, you'll enhance your knowledge of political institutions and their history.

Structure

120 credit points of core subjects 120 credit points of a PPE major 120 credit points of a combination of minor/s and/or electives

Subjects

  • First Year Subjects: Academic Integrity Module
  • Democracies and Dictatorships: Introduction to Politics
  • Economic Issues and Public Policy
  • Politics, Philosophy and Economics
  • Questions That Matter
  • Recessions, Inflation and Economic Growth
  • Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy for Higher Education

Standard entry requirements

  • Recent secondary education - VTAC prerequisite: Year 12 English prerequisite (20) - Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
  • Recent secondary education - UAC prerequisite: Year 12 English prerequisite (Band 2) - equivalent to VCE 20 - One of English Standard, English Advanced (Band 2), English as an Additional Language or Dialect (Band 3).
  • Non Year 12 - Vocational Education & Training: VET prerequisites - Course specific requirements - Subject proficiency: Demonstrated proficiency equivalent to stated Year 12 prerequisites.
  • Non Year 12 - Higher Education study: HE prerequisites - Course specific requirements - Subject proficiency: Demonstrated proficiency equivalent to stated Year 12 prerequisites.
  • International: IELTS - (6.0 < 6.0) (UG standard/minimum) - 6.0 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.
  • Note: This course may be subject to alternative or extra entry requirements depending on your life circumstances and/or work experience. For the complete entry requirements, please search for your course on the La Trobe website: latrobe.edu.au/courses

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Melbourne International: $99,000
  • ATAR: 52.15
Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Melbourne.

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning. Fees correct Wednesday, Apr 27 2022

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