36 months
33000 AUD/year
14493 AUD/year
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The Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics from La Trobe University 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

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In this Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics from La Trobe University you'll enhance your knowledge of political institutions and their history. Analyse who is disadvantaged by existing institutions, and identify what opportunities exist for creative policy development.

Take subjects in philosophy that explore the debates around human rights and justice. Refine your critical thinking and logical reasoning skills and consider how our conceptions of self are informed by society.

Through the study of economics, you'll learn how the economy works in a world of globalised and interdependent markets, examining the relationships between economic systems, institutions, and policy.

Explore how governments can manage their economies to achieve important social objectives. Investigate competing theories of political economy, including institutional, feminist, post-Keynesian, behavioural, and ecological economics.

Career outcomes

A degree in politics, philosophy and economics can open doors to a wide range of roles. Previous graduates have found employment in the government, private, and non-profit sectors both in Australia and overseas.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Democracies and Dictatorships
  • Politics, Philosophy and Economics
  • Questions that Matter 
  • Economic Issues and Public Policy 
  • Recessions, Inflation and Economic Growth

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

La Trobe University assesses applications on a rolling basis which means you can apply for the next upcoming intake or available future intakes.


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 071901G 

Subject prerequisites 
  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL. 
English language requirement
  • 6.0 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

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

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

Living costs for Melbourne

1501 - 2659 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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