single degree

Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics (Honours)

A single one year undergraduate degree offered by the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

BPPE
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan HPPE
  • CRICOS code 077324K
  • Length 1 year full-time
  • Minimum 48 Units
Admission requirements
  • Academic plan HPPE
  • CRICOS code 077324K

Program Requirements

The Bachelor of Politics Philosophy and Economics (Honours) requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

Either:

24 units from completion of courses from the following list:

POLS4009 Special Topics in Politics and International Relations 1

POLS4010 Special Topics in Politics and International Relations 2

POLS4011 Research Training: Scope and Methods

24 units from THES4103 Thesis

HONS4100 Final Honours Grade will be used to calculate the Class of Honours and the Mark. It will be calculated using the formula: Σ (mark x units) / Σ units, giving NCN and WN a nominal mark of zero

 

Or:

42 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

PHIL4009 Approaching Research in Philosophy

PHIL4010 Advanced Topics in Philosophy

PHIL4010 Advanced Topics in Philosophy on a topic not taken previously

THES4102 Thesis

6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

PHIL4010 Advanced Topics in Philosophy(6u)  on a topic not taken previously

PHIL4011 Advanced Readings in Philosophy

PHIL4012 Topics in Philosophy

HONS4100 Final Honours Grade will be used to calculate the Class of Honours and the Mark. It will be calculated using the formula: Σ (mark x units) / Σ units, giving NCN and WN a nominal mark of zero

 

Or:

48 units from completion of courses from the following list, which must be completed more than once in consecutive semesters:

ECON4021F Applied Economics IV Honours (S)

ECON4021P Applied Economics IV Honours (S)

Specialisations

Elective Study

Once you have met the program requirements of your degree, you may have enough electives to complete an additional elective majorminor or specialisation.

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor of Politics Philosophy and Economics from the ANU, or equivalent from another institution

 

Either:

48 units from completion of the Political Science major

 

A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from the major

 

Written approval of an identified supervisor for THES4103 Thesis

 

Or:

48 units from completion of the Philosophy major

 

12 units from completion of further 2000- and 3000-level courses from the Philosophy major

 

A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from the major

 

Written approval of an identified supervisor for THES4102 Thesis

 

Or:

48 units from completion of the Economic Studies major

 

A Distinction grade or better in ECON3101 Microeconomics 3 and ECON3102 Macroeconomics 3 which may be double counted towards completion of the Economic Studies major

 

A weighed average mark of at least 70 per cent, calculated from the 36 units of courses with highest final marks, excluding 1000-level courses, from courses from the major

 

Written approval of an identified supervisor for the research project/thesis

Adjustment Factors

Bonus points to do not apply to 1 year honours programs. They do not apply to this program.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$36,720.00

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

The Bachelor of Politics Philosophy and Economics (Honours) degree, available in either Politics or Philosophy or Applied Economics, exemplifies the ANU commitment to research-led education. Building on the Bachelor of Politics Philosophy and Economics, it gives you high-level preparation for professional life or a higher degree by research through the development of an advanced knowledge of the research principles and methods and theoretical concepts of either politics, philosophy, or applied economics, and through the design and implementation of a research project, typically a 20,000 word thesis, that leads to the development of new understandings or that provides solutions to complex problems.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

  1. pose a significant research question relating to politics, philosophy and economics;
  2. investigate this question creatively, critically, ethically, and independently, including through sophisticated use of appropriate theory and methodology as appropriate to politics, philosophy and economics, and place these investigations in the context of the relevant intellectual tradition; and
  3. communicate their research and its findings through an appropriate medium.

Further Information

If a person seeking acceptance into a Bachelor Honours program satisfies or exceeds the minimum requirement for admission to the Bachelor Honours program, the Delegated Authority is not obliged to admit the person to the program only because the person has satisfied the minimum requirement for admission.

The Delegated Authority for the Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics (Honours) plan HPPE is the CASS Associate Dean Students. All admissions to this plan must be approved by the Delegated Authority.

Applicants should in the first instance contact their discipline’s Honours convenor; names and contact details are at: http://cass.anu.edu.au/current-students/honours/honours-convenors.

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