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What will I learn?

Discover how to transform big ideas into real results by studying at the creative intersection between three disciplines. By engaging with researchers and industry leaders, you’ll apply abstract knowledge to pressing problems, graduating as an informed thinker with a job-ready skill set.

Think strategically and make change with the Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics. This elite program is designed for deep thinkers who want to have a real impact. By studying at the creative intersection between three disciplines, you’ll learn how to transform big ideas into tangible results.

As you engage with researchers and global leaders, you’ll hone the industry relevant abilities needed to thrive in a world defined by constant technological, environmental, political and population change. By learning how to apply abstract knowledge to pressing problems, you’ll graduate as an informed thinker with practical experience.

Field trips, international study options and internships form an element of the course, empowering you to gain real world experience and shape your professional networks before you’ve even graduated.

During your second year, you’ll have the chance to embark on a global study tour exclusive to this degree. This study tour traces the contours of the shifting economic and political power relations of the 21st century, from the Asia-Pacific to Europe. You’ll meet with and learn from academics and practitioners in the private and public sectors, gaining first-hand knowledge of the forces shaping the coming century and the diverse philosophical ideas emerging to interpret this change.

On completion of the course, you’ll be prepared for an exciting range of professions, including as a Political Advisor, Economist or Policy Analyst.

Your specialist analytical skills will also give you an invaluable competitive advantage in a range of private companies and non-governmental organisations.


  • Economic analysis
  • Philosophy
  • Politics and Governance

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts



Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$38,000.00 (20,34,261) per year
Start date

28 February 2022


Monash University

Clayton Campus,

Wellington Road,



3800, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Satisfactory completion of final year secondary school, or equivalent, including English. English language requirements: IELTS Academic: 6.5 (Reading: 6.0, Listening: 6.0, Writing: 6.0, Speaking: 6.0); TOEFL paper-based: 550 (Test of written English: 4.5); TOEFL internet: 79 (Reading: 13, Listening: 12, Writing: 21, Speaking: 18); Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 (No PTE communicative skills score below 50); Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 176 (No skill score below 169); Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 176 (No skill score below 169).

For international students

At the time of enrolment in a course at Monash University, you must be at least 17 years of age.

All Monash undergraduate courses require you to have successfully completed a minimum of an Australian Year 12 qualification (or equivalent) and achieve the required academic entry score.

Level A

IELTS (Academic): 6.5 Overall score, with minimum band scores: Listening 6.0, Reading 6.0, Writing 6.0 and Speaking 6.0

Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 Overall score, No PTE communicative skills score below 50

TOEFL Internet-based test: 79 Overall score, with minimum scores: Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18 and Writing 21

Paper-based TOEFL 550 Test of written English: 4.5

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) 176 No skill score below 169
Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) 176 No skill score below 169

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Monash College