The Bachelor of Policy, Philosophy and Economics at Bond University draws on legal policy, government, philosophy and economics themes to prepare graduates for a career in public governance, public leadership and ultimately public influence.
Encompassing subjects from the Faculty of Law, Bond Business School and Faculty of Society & Design, this truly multi-disciplinary program will prepare adaptable students for the fast-paced global demands of the 21st century. During this degree you will study the global challenges faced by changing institutional and geo-political structures, search for practical solutions, draw on theory and history from economics, law and international relations, all set within the context of dynamic and multicultural value systems.
About the program
The Bachelor of Policy, Philosophy and Economics is an inter-disciplinary degree equipping graduates with technical, practical and cultural knowledge and skills required for successful careers in public administration and the not-for-profit sector. It combines study in Law, Politics, Economics and Philosophy with the flexibility of a five subject elective program. Show more
The Bachelor of Policy, Philosophy and Economics is an inter-disciplinary degree equipping graduates with technical, practical and cultural knowledge and skills required for successful careers in public administration and the not-for-profit sector. It combines study in Law, Politics, Economics and Philosophy with the flexibility of a five subject elective program. The Bachelor of Policy, Philosophy and Economics equips students for future positions in the public sector, including career opportunities in the public service, politics, public policy institutes, advocacy groups and the not-for-profit sector. Show less
|Duration||6 semesters (2 years)|
|Program type||Bachelors Degree|
|Study area||International Relations and Humanities|
|Credit for prior study||For more details on applying for credit, please contact the Student Business Centre: [email protected]|
The Bachelor of Policy, Philosophy and Economics comprises 24 subjects, as follows:
University core subjects (3)
- CORE11-001 Critical Thinking and Communication
- CORE11-002 Leadership and Team Dynamics
- CORE11-003 Ethical Thought and Action
Required Subjects (16)
Students must complete the following (16) subjects:
- Introduction to International Relations
- Political Economy
- Australian Public and Foreign Policy
- Public Diplomacy and Social Media
- Introduction to Philosophy
- Understanding East Asian Cultures
- Cultural and Ethical Values
- Political Philosophy: Freedom, Justice and the State
- Accounting for Decision Making
- Principles of Economics
- Contemporary Macroeconomics Issues
- International Trade
- Legal Foundations A
- Legal Foundations B
- Contemporary Macroeconomics Issues
- Australian Government and Politics
General Electives (5)
Choice of five (5) General Electives from the list of available undergraduate subjects from across the University. Students are encouraged to take an Internship as a general elective.
The below fees are based on an average per semester cost, fees may vary based on which subjects are selected and the number of subjects enrolled in for each semester:
- 2021 fees: $17,560 per semester (based on 4 subjects per semester)
When considering the fees associated with your studies, keep in mind that Bond’s accelerated schedule means you can finish your degree sooner and be out in the workforce up to a year earlier than if you went to another university.
This time saving also represents a substantial reduction in accommodation and living costs, plus a full year of extra earnings.
Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)
Applicants must meet the University's general minimum admission criteria.
International Secondary School students
For more information for International Students, including the International Baccalaureate, please go to the International Secondary School equivalency page.
Alternative entry pathways
For those applicants who do not currently have the required academic qualifications, there are a number of alternative entry pathways:
- Bond University Tertiary Preparation programs
- Bond University Diploma programs
- Other institutional Tertiary Preparation Programs
- Vocational education and training qualifications (Certificate IV and above)
- Prior higher education experience (at this university or another)
- Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)
- Professional or para-professional qualifications/experience
- Employment experience verified by a statement of service from the employer stating the position title and length of service and a very brief statement on the tasks undertaken.
For more information on what is required please visit our how to apply page.
English language proficiency requirements
As tuition is delivered in English, all students will be required to provide documented evidence of the required level of proficiency in the English language. Read more detailed information on English language proficiency requirements for university study.
Credit for prior study
Subject credits may be awarded for previous studies. To apply for credits, you will need to submit academic transcripts including detailed subject outlines/course descriptions for each relevant subject and/or certified copies of testamurs to the Office of Future Students. Please refer to how to apply for credit for more information