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Bachelor of Policy, Philosophy and Economics

What can you do with your degree?

The Bachelor of Policy, Philosophy and Economics has been designed to prepare students to stand out in future roles in the public sector, including career opportunities in the public service, politics, public policy institutes, advocacy groups and the not-for-profit sector.

Graduates could be by working in international organisations to create a more just, peaceful, and prosperous world, or working in the not-for-profit sector to address social problems, in government or for a political party.   In a rapidly changing career landscape, graduates will find exciting opportunities in a range of roles, including some that may not exist yet.


Policy officer

A policy officer provides analysis and advice on issues an organisation is concerned with, liaises with both internal and external networks of contacts, and develops policy relating to the rules and principles of the issues accordingly. Projected job growth of 4.9 per cent, with an average salary ranging between $85 to $120k according to Seek (2021).

Legal research officer

A legal research officer will oversee key parts of the legal reform by collecting important data to inform policy and practice in Australia. According to Seek (2021), roles like this are typically advertised between $90 to $119k.

Public/advocacy manager

Public and advocacy managers spearhead change, develop, plan, and implement strategy for the short term and long-term policy landscape.

Program learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge, skills and abilities that will be achieved on completion of the program. These outcomes will help you determine whether this program aligns with your professional pathway, career and learning goals.

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What it's like studying Policy, Philosophy and Economics at Bond

PPE has taught me a lot about how the world works in many different ways, and has given me new perspectives and challenges which have changed how I think and analyse situations.

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Is the PPE for me?

When you’re exploring degrees and contemplating which program to pursue at university, it can be helpful to consider your goals and ambitions. If your goal is to make the world a better place, then read on.

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