Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics

Australian National University (ANU)

This progressive and well regarded degree will arm students with the moral, economic and political perspectives they need to make a real impact. The Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics has a strong international component that gives students the opportunity to engage with other leading Universities around the world. Students will develop exceptional problem solving skills and critical and conceptual thinking, all while gaining a passport to some of the world's most promising careers.

Course Fee:

International: $127,440

Entry Requirements:

Year 12; Assumed knowledge: mathematics comparable to at least a Mathematical Methods major in the ACT or NSW Mathematics or equivalent


144 units; 54 units from compulsory courses; 6 units from compulsory list of courses which may also be counted towards completion of any other requirements; 12 units from Political Science courses list; 12 units from Philosophy courses list and 12 units from Economic courses list; 6 units from 2000 and 3000-level subject areas course list; 48 units from elective courses offered by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences or any other College.

Subjects you can Study:

Economics; Philosophy; Politics

Study Pathways:

Honours available

Further information:

This program can also be incorporated into a double degree through the Flexible Double - Arts, Social Sciences group, Flexible Double - Law group. This program can also be incorporated into a Flexible Vertical Double Degree - Postgraduate business, humanities and social sciences group and Postgraduate law group.

Accepts International Students:


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Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Canberra 89 Yes Full time 3 years
Canberra 89 Yes Part time 6 years
ANU was set up in 1946 as the national research institution by the Australian Parliament to enhance the economic, social cultural and intellectual development of the nation. Part of the Group of Eight, ANU is recognised as one of Australia's leading universities for education and is the only Australian member of the International Alliance of Research Universities.

Students at ANU engage with leading minds and learn from world-class researchers, with six Nobel Prize winners and two Australian prime ministers among its staff and Alumni. With over 170 partner universities across 37 countries, students have the opportunity to make global connections by going on an exchange, undertaking an internship or participating in fieldwork.

ANU has a mix of undergraduate, postgraduate and research students, many of whom live in University residences. International students come mainly from Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Singapore and the USA, with significant numbers also coming from Europe, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Thailand.

The campus is located in the centre of the nation's capital, Canberra. Canberra is a university city and home to many national institutions. Offering a cosmopolitan lifestyle, the city has a high concentration of national museums and galleries, as well as cafes and restaurants. For the active, the capital is etched with bike paths and walking trails, and is surrounded by stunning Australian landscape. Facilities on campus include a wide range of student accommodation, modern laboratories and teaching facilities, five main libraries, medical services, sporting fields, gym, food vans and cafes.

The University provides specialised services to assist students, including a tailored orientation program, Counselling and Health Service, Academic Skills and Learning Centre, Disability Services and the Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre. There are also many student clubs and societies for a diverse range of sporting, social and other interests.

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