Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics

La Trobe University

The Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics is a five-year double degree providing an accredited professional qualification in law, as well as a degree in politics, philosophy and economics. The program offers an innovative, high quality legal education with a social justice perspective and a real emphasis on hands-on experiences. It includes all the compulsory law subjects required by the Victorian Legal Admissions Board for admission to the legal profession in Victoria and a wide range of law electives. In the Politics Philosophy and Economics component, students will complete 16 subjects (240 credit points). The course is designed to develop your cognitive flexibility, social intelligence, resilience, curiosity and empathy - key attributes needed for effective leadership, decision making and analysis. The degree allows students to develop an in-depth knowledge of each PPE discipline, to understand the interrelationships between each PPE discipline, and to then apply this knowledge to real-world issues and challenges.

Course Fee:

International: $173,000

Entry Requirements:

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the last two years): VCE: Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL. Other Applicants: Demonstrated proficiency equivalent to stated Year 12 prerequisites. Applicants who do not meet the English language requirement must achieve an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0 This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations. Applicants who have not successfully completed an Australian Year 12 or equivalent are ineligible to apply for this course.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Melbourne No info Yes Full time 5 years
Melbourne No info Yes Part time 10 years
La Trobe University, believes that higher education has the power to transform people and societies. Their goal is to make a difference to their students, staff, and the communities they serve.

In 2016, La Trobe was ranked in the QS Top 50 Under 50 for the first time, and 56 in the 2017 Times Higher Education 200 Under 50 Rankings. They are also in the world's top 400 universities in all three major ranking agencies: QS World University Rankings 2016-2017, Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2016-2017 and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) 2016.

La Trobe's research is focused on resolving some of the greatest challenges of our time. Researchers in facilities like the La Trobe Institute of Molecular Science and the Centre for Agribioscience are driving new ways to fight disease, and tackle climate change, drought and other threats to Australian agriculture.

Work placements are an important part of La Trobe's courses and students find work experience with organisations like CSIRO, the Australian Synchrotron, PwC and the University's partner hospitals. Students also receive hands-on training in facilities including a TV studio, an archaeological dig simulation site, moot court, and on field trips to places like Victoria's alpine wilderness.

La Trobe encourages students to participate in overseas study programs including nursing in Nepal, nanotechnology in Tokyo, and Indigenous studies in the Philippines. In 2016, La Trobe awarded travel grants and scholarships to 950 undergraduate and postgraduate students to study with partners like National University of Singapore, San Diego State University and Stockholm University.

The University has eight campuses in Victoria and NSW and is the largest provider of university education in regional Victoria. The University has more than 190,000 graduates. It's an impressive group that includes CEOs, parliamentarians, human rights activists, medical researchers and Olympians.

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