Philosophy, Politics and Economics
If you like to think about the problems and complexities of society, then consider this combination of subjects to develop a multidimensional way of seeing things.
You will learn about political institutions and economic systems, while exploring philosophical fundamentals of ethics and technology, and their impact on individuals and the wider public.
- Pick from a variety of courses and customise your study, with examples such as political parties and elections, environmental policy, humanitarian intervention, science and technology policy, and international security and international relations.
- Complete an internship or practical project in your final year reflecting your specific interest topics.
Philosophy, Politics and Economics specialisation
UC offers a specialisation in Philosophy, Politics and Economics within the Bachelor of Arts. Specialisations group courses from different subjects into a central theme.
Each year of the degree, you will be able to choose your study focus based on your interests in politics and justice, ethics and morality, and economic systems.
The following courses are required throughout your degree:
These introductory courses are recommended for your first year.
- ECON207 Intermediate Microeconomics - Households and Government
- POLS206 Introduction to Public Policy and Policy Analysis OR POLS212 Global and International Political Economy
- PHIL233 Epistemology and Metaphysics OR PHIL236 Ethics
Plus at least three courses chosen from:
Choose 90 points from the following list. At least 30 points must be selected from two subjects:
This study provides you with vital skills for many national and international political institutions that make decisions about our world economy, from energy supply to imported goods to sustainability.
Some career pathways could include:
- Non-profit organisations and charities
- Policy advisory
- City councils.
Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.
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