36 months
33000 AUD/year
14493 AUD/year
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Gain an in-depth understanding of how society is structured and how it functions with this Politics, Philosophy and Economics three-year course offered at La Trobe University .  

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The Politics, Philosophy and Economics  offered at La Trobe University degree - the first of its kind offered in Australia - helps you to come to grips with the interaction between politics, the economy and philosophy, equipping you with skills in analysis and critical thinking, economic theory in relation to globalisation, markets and competition, and international relations. 

In your first year you'll study a core group of subjects covering politics, economics and critical thinking, international relations and philosophy. In the second and third years, you can either study all three disciplines - politics, philosophy and economics - or specialise in two of these areas. 

You'll have the flexibility to choose from electives across the University, building a degree that's tailored to your specific interests. Alongside lectures, you'll attend policy-focused economics seminars and specialised tutorial sessions and activities

Career Outcomes

PPE graduates can find work in the public, private and non-profit sectors in positions as journalists, economic and social analysts, and political advisors.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Democracies and Dictatorships
  • Politics, Philosophy and Economics
  • Questions that Matter 
  • Economics for a Changing World 
  • POL coded core subject
  • Recessions, Inflation and Economic Growth

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 071901G 

Subject prerequisites 
  • VCE: Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL. 

Tuition Fee

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    33000 AUD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 33000 AUD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    14493 AUD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 14493 AUD per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
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