Bachelor of Philosophy, Politics and Economics ((BPhilPolEc))

Program Code

BPPE

Academic Year

2020

Program Faculty

Faculty of Arts

Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).

Overview

The Bachelor of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics program provides students with an opportunity to explore the nature of societies, institutions, and values, and to address pressing issues from a variety of perspectives. The program is a challenging avenue of study, aiming to prepare students for leadership in the public and private sectors, as well as providing a foundation for higher degree studies. Using a broad interdisciplinary approach, students will gain a sophisticated comprehension of the nature of social and political institutions, the way individuals and organisations can and should choose to allocate resources, and the constraints that moral and ethical values place on the proper functioning of economic and political structures. The program provides students with broad knowledge in three disciplines, specialised and advanced knowledge in one discipline, experience of research, and hands on work experiences in government, NGOs, and the business sector.

The Bachelor of Arts is an AQF Level 7 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 3 years.

Conditions

Condition of enrolment:
Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Program Coordinator before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Philosophy, Politics and Economics

There shall be a Bachelor of Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Philosophy, Politics and Economics, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 72 units:

1. Core courses to the value of 36 units, including ARTS 1007 The Enquiring Mind or ARTS 1007OL The Enquiring Mind
2. Philosophy, Politics and Economics closed electives to the value of 15 units as follows:

  • Level I closed elective Politics courses to the value of 6 units
  • Level II closed elective Philosophy courses to the value of 6 units
  • Level II closed elective Politics courses to the value of 3 units

3. Additional major courses to the value of 15 units chosen from one of the following disciplines:

  • Economics
  • Philosophy
  • Politics

4. An Internship to the value of  6 units
Or
5. An Internship to the value of 3 units, plus Level III elective courses to the value of 3 units at from any courses approved for the majors in ECON, PHIL, or POLIS.
or
6. Alternative Level III electives courses (prior Faculty approval required) to the value of 6 units from any courses in the following majors:

  • Economics
  • Philosophy
  • Politics