Bachelor of Philosophy, Politics and Economics New

Degree Type Bachelor
Duration 3 years full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 334691
CRICOS 097520G
For students interested in policy, leadership, and business from across discipline areas, this degree presents a structure that is unique in South Australia, and highly regarded internationally.

Analyse complex political and economic scenarios to gain a sophisticated comprehension of the nature of social and political institutions, the way individuals and organisations choose to allocate resources, and the constraints that moral and ethical values place on the proper functioning of economic and political structures.

In the first and second year students take a range of core Philosophy, Politics and Economics courses. At second and third year students focus on one of Economics, Philosophy or Politics, with the aim of preparing them for leadership in the public and private sectors, as well as providing a foundation for higher degree studies. Throughout the degree students will also participate in interdisciplinary PPE seminars, bringing the different subjects together to understand and develop responses to pressing real world problems.

In addition to contact and mentoring with individual researchers, students will hear guest speakers from the political and business communities share the wisdom of their practical experience. Career planning begins from first year and students will undertake an internship in the third year, enabling them to graduate career-ready with the leadership skills to understand people, resources, institutional dynamics and their interactions.
  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions information

    SATAC Code 334691
    2017 Guaranteed Entry Score 70
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Intake February and July
    Enquiries Future Students team
    Selection Criteria
    Year 12 Applicants You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You compete for a place with your Selection Rank (ATAR plus any applicable adjustment factors (bonus factors)).

    Alternative entry pathways
    • Higher Education applicants
      You must have completed at least half a year full time equivalent university study. A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You compete on the basis of your best GPA.
    • VET applicants
      You must have completed an AQF Certificate IV or above from a Registered Training Organisation. Your application will be ranked according to the level of the award.
    • Special Entry applicants
      You must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2018. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2018 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2017 or 2016), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2016). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    • Without formal qualifications?
      You may be eligible for our special access schemes.
    • Other Entry Pathways
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 334691

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    Admissions information

    CRICOS 097520G
    Intake February and July
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    Secondary School Qualifications Selection Rank (International) 70
    International Baccalaureate (IB) 24
    Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 17
    United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 25
    General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 6
    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 65
    British Columbia Certificate of Graduation (Canada) 4.6
    Alberta High School Diploma (Canada) 74
    ISC & CBSE [India] 60%
    ISBE [India] 70%
    SAT [US] 1120
    Abitur 3.7
    Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education 2.2
    Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong 7.5
    STPM or Matrikulasi 2.67
    Kuwait General School Secondary Certificate 70
    The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program 70
    Eynesbury Foundation Program 339
    ANU Foundation Studies 64
    Monash Foundation Year 67.5
    Trinity College Foundation Studies Program 70
    UNSW Foundation Year 6.5
    University of Sydney Foundation Studies Program 6.5
    Western Australia University Foundation Studies Program 56
    University of Queensland Foundation Studies Program 4.0
    Non-Go8 Foundation Score 70
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  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Commonwealth-supported place: $6,450

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    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $30,500

    Scholarships

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  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    Graduates of the Bachelor of Philosophy, Politics and Economics are uniquely prepared to take the lead in tackling some of the toughest problems facing us today. They are equipped with deep disciplinary knowledge that enables them to model policy, business, and social challenges, to analyse their ethical dimensions, and to formulate practical and achievable solutions. Our graduates have great versatility in shaping their careers, choosing to pursue stimulating and successful careers in the public service, private sector, NGOs and the not-for-profit sector, or in academia.

    A background in Philosophy, Politics and Economics is a suitable preparation for work in many different areas such as: advertising, administration, banking and finance, business, community engagement, defence, diplomatic service, environmental management and planning, foreign affairs, humanitarian work, human resources, industry liaison, management, policy development, politics, project management, public relations, publishing, research, social planning, youth work, academia and teaching.

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Industry Placement

    The Bachelor of Philosophy, Politics and Economics provides students with opportunities to develop practical workplace readiness throughout the course of their degree. The core seminars involve topic-based work on real world issues, with the involvement of practitioners from business and government.

    The program requires the completion of an internship, giving students the opportunity to use knowledge from their university study in a practical work environment, build valuable networks and gain experience that counts towards their degree and also prepares them for their future careers.

    Potential careers

    Banker, Business Data Analyst, Commodities or Futures Trader, Parliamentary Adviser, Parliamentary Member, Data Analyst, Policy Adviser, Political Adviser, Politician, Economic Researcher, Economist, Public Servant, Environmental Economist, Financial Adviser, Financial Services Officer, Statistician, Manager / Business Management, Market Researcher, CEO, Fund and Portfolio Manager, Strategist, Innovation Manager, ...

  • Degree Structure

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Example Study Plan

    Year 1 S1 PHIL 1101
    Argument and Critical Thinking

    POLIS 1105
    Introduction to Politics


    ECON 1012
    Principles of Economics

    ECON 1005 Introduction to Mathematical Economics I

    (Semester 1 or 2)

    OR

    ECON 1010
    Introduction to Mathematical Economics (Adv.) I

    (Semester 1 or 2)

    S2 PHIL 1103
    Morality, Society and the Individual
    POLIS 1102
    Global Politics



    ECON 1002
    Business and Economics Statistics I

    (Semester 1 or 2)
    ARTS 1007
    The Enquiring Mind

    (Semester 1 or 2)

    Year 2 S1 PPE 2000
    PPE Seminar


     
    ECON 2506:
    Intermediate Microeconomics

    (Semester 1 or 2)
    PPE closed elective

    PHIL level II


    PPE closed elective

    POLIS level II


    S2 ECON 2507
    Intermediate Macroeconomics

    (Semester 1 or 2)
    PPE closed elective

    PHIL level II


    PPE closed elective

    POLIS level II


    Major Area:

    Level II


    Year 3 S1 Complete 6 units from the following:

    • ARTS 3100
      Community Engagement & Learning Project 
      (6 Units)
    • POLIS 3111
      South Australian Parliamentary Internship (6 Units)
    Elective Level III






    Major Area:

    Level III




    S2 PPE 3000
    PPE Research Project (Capstone)

                               
                                                                            6 Units
    Elective Level III Major Area:

    Level III


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Last updated: Monday, 9 Jul 2018