Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics From La Trobe University

Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics

La Trobe University

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Program Overview

Politics, philosophy and economics degrees have produced political and community leaders who have shaped our world, including Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, journalist and film activist Tariq Ali, and former Australian Prime Ministers Malcolm Fraser and Bob Hawke.

The world needs creative leaders to respond to society’s greatest challenges, including the global effects of the climate crisis and the social impacts of inequalities in resources, opportunity and power.La Trobe's Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics 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



  Course Duration

36 Months

  Tuition Fee

AU$ 33,000




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  • Academic Integrity Module
  • Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy For Higher Education
  • Democracies And Dictatorships: Introduction To Politics
  • Economic Issues And Public Policy
  • Politics, Philosophy And Economics
  • Questions That Matter
  • Recessions, Inflation And Economic Growth
  • How Do Societies And Economies Interact? Competing Approaches In Political Economy

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.

The cost of studying at La Trobe University varies largely depending on the type of university and the degree chosen. More often than not, humanities, arts, and education courses are less expensive than degrees in medical, engineering, or management. Furthermore, students who choose to study at the postgraduate level typically pay higher tuition fees, which again vary depending on the programme chosen. Most universities provide scholarships or financial aid to students in order to help them offset their tuition costs. Students should be aware that additional course fees and incidental expenses may not be included in tuition. On average, international students can expect to pay A$ 33,000 annually, to study in La Trobe University.

Possible roles include:

  • Think-tank analyst
  • Political communications adviser
  • Public servant
  • Development sector manager
  • Government relations manager


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