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Bachelor of Philosophy, Politics and Economics and Bachelor of Arts

Very many important issues – climate change, healthcare, political participation, taxation and much more besides – have philosophical, political, and economic dimensions. UWA's Bachelor of Philosophy, Politics and Economics is a challenging and rigorous programme which equips students to engage with such issues from an interdisciplinary perspective. Students receive a thorough grounding in each of the three disciplines, and will examine the ways in which insights from each area of

study can fruitfully inform scholarship in the others. Students will also study the intertwined history of philosophy, politics, and economics, and develop invaluable critical thinking and analytical skills essential for success in the modern workplace.

The Bachelor of Arts features diverse majors from music and design to law, humanities and social sciences. This degree provides students with the lifelong, transferable skills that employers are seeking, giving an immediate competitive edge in the employment market.

Combining the BPPE and the BA provides the opportunity for high achieving students with specific interests and strengths in the Humanities and Social Sciences to achieve both a BPPE and a BA within a four year study period.

Course overview

Course code
CB012
Status
not available in 2021
Admission requirements
Minimum ATAR Threshold is 92. The ATAR Subject Prerequisites are Nil
Administered by
Faculty of Humanities
Course Coordinator(s)
Dr Nin Kirkham

Course details

Credit points required
192
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Structure
192 points comprising 32 six-point units. Students normally take eight units each year, four in each semester.
Available to international students
Yes. For information on international student fees see 'Schedule 2: Fees(UG) and Schedule 2: Fees(PG)'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
Attendance type
full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
Delivery mode
internal
Standard full-time completion
4 years
Standard part-time completion
8 years (maximum 12 years)
Locations offered
UWA (Perth)
Majors available
MJD-PPEDM Philosophy, Politics and Economics
Other majors available
(subject to rules for course)
(1) MJD-ANTSC Anthropology and Sociology
(2) MJD-ARCGY Archaeology
(3) MJD-ASSTD Asian Studies
(4) MJD-CHNSB Chinese Studies
(5) MJD-CHNSI Chinese Studies
(6) MJD-CHNSA Chinese Studies
(7) MJD-CHNSP Chinese Studies
(8) MJD-CLANH Classics and Ancient History
(9) MJD-CMMST Communication and Media Studies
(10) MJD-CRIMN Criminology
(11) MJD-EGCST English and Literary Studies
(12) MJD-FNART Fine Arts
(13) MJD-FRNHB French Studies
(14) MJD-FRNHI French Studies
(15) MJD-FRNHA French Studies
(16) MJD-GNWST Gender Studies
(17) MJD-GRMNB German Studies
(18) MJD-GRMNI German Studies
(19) MJD-GRMNA German Studies
(20) MJD-HISTY History
(21) MJD-HGYPL Human Geography and Planning
(22) MJD-INKHH Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage
(23) MJD-INDNB Indonesian Studies
(24) MJD-INDNP Indonesian Studies
(25) MJD-INDNI Indonesian Studies
(26) MJD-ITLNB Italian Studies
(27) MJD-ITLNI Italian Studies
(28) MJD-ITLNA Italian Studies
(29) MJD-JPNSB Japanese Studies
(30) MJD-JPNSI Japanese Studies
(31) MJD-JPNSP Japanese Studies
(32) MJD-KOREB Korean Studies
(33) MJD-LWSOC Law and Society
(34) MJD-LINGO Linguistics
(35) MJD-MEMSD Music: Electronic Music and Sound Design
(36) MJD-MSTGM Music General Studies
(37) MJD-MUSST Music Studies
(38) MJD-SPNHB Spanish Studies
(39) MJD-WKERL Work and Employment Relations
(40) MJD-HYART History of Art
(41) MJD-PSYCH Psychological and Behavioural Sciences
Domestic fee type
Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP; or postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Fees
Visit the fees calculator.

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Rules

Note: This course is not available in 2021.

Title

1. These rules are the Bachelor of Philosophy, Politics and Economics and Bachelor of Arts Degree Combined Course Rules.

Terms Used

2. The Glossary provides an explanation of the terms used in these rules.

Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures

3.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.

(2) The policy, policy statements and guidance documents and student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.

Academic Conduct Essentials module

4.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in an undergraduare degree course of the University for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module), Communication and Research Skills (the CARS module) and Indigenous Studies Essentials (the ISE module) in the teaching period in which they are first enrolled.

(2) A student who has previously achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the CARS module or the ISE module is not required to repeat the relevant module.

English Language competency requirements

5. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.

Admission requirements

6.(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) achieved an ATAR of at least 92, or equivalent as recognised by UWA;

or

(b) a direct pathway offer;

or

(c) a place in a relevant UWA access program.

Admission ranking and selection

7. Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.

Transfer Requirements

8.(1) A student enrolled in an undergraduate degree course at UWA may apply to transfer into this combined degree course if they satisfy the following conditions:

(a) the student has not commenced their final semester of enrolment in their current course;

and

(b) the course transfer is undertaken within the two transfer windows in each academic year;

and

(c) there are no quotas preventing the student from enrolling in a major or unit in which the student seeks to enrol; and

(2) the student has completed a minimum of 24 points of study in their current course and achieved a WAM of at least 65

Course structure

9.(1) The Combined Bachelor's degrees consists of 192 credit points (normally 32 units), comprising:

(a) no more than 96 credit points (normally 16 units) at Level 1; and

(b) at least 96 credit points (normally 16 units) completed at Level 2 and Level 3, including at least 36 credit points (normally 6 units) at Level 3; and

(c) a degree-specific major for the BP012 - Bachelor of Philosophy, Politics and Economics chosen from the list below:

MJD-PPEDM Philosophy, Politics and Economics

(d) a degree-specific major for the BP001 - Bachelor of Arts chosen from the list below:

(1) MJD-ANTSC Anthropology and Sociology

(2) MJD-ARCGY Archaeology

(3) MJD-ASSTD Asian Studies

(4) MJD-CHNSB Chinese Studies

(5) MJD-CHNSI Chinese Studies

(6) MJD-CHNSA Chinese Studies

(7) MJD-CHNSP Chinese Studies

(8) MJD-CLANH Classics and Ancient History

(9) MJD-CMMST Communication and Media Studies

(10) MJD-CRIMN Criminology

(11) MJD-EGCST English and Literary Studies

(12) MJD-FNART Fine Arts

(13) MJD-FRNHB French Studies

(14) MJD-FRNHI French Studies

(15) MJD-FRNHA French Studies

(16) MJD-GNWST Gender Studies

(17) MJD-GRMNB German Studies

(18) MJD-GRMNI German Studies

(19) MJD-GRMNA German Studies

(20) MJD-HISTY History

(21) MJD-HGYPL Human Geography and Planning

(22) MJD-INKHH Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage

(23) MJD-INDNB Indonesian Studies

(24) MJD-INDNP Indonesian Studies

(25) MJD-INDNI Indonesian Studies

(26) MJD-ITLNB Italian Studies

(27) MJD-ITLNI Italian Studies

(28) MJD-ITLNA Italian Studies

(29) MJD-JPNSB Japanese Studies

(30) MJD-JPNSI Japanese Studies

(31) MJD-JPNSP Japanese Studies

(32) MJD-KOREB Korean Studies

(33) MJD-LWSOC Law and Society

(34) MJD-LINGO Linguistics

(35) MJD-MEMSD Music: Electronic Music and Sound Design

(36) MJD-MSTGM Music General Studies

(37) MJD-MUSST Music Studies

(38) MJD-SPNHB Spanish Studies

(39) MJD-WKERL Work and Employment Relations

(40) MJD-HYART History of Art

(41) MJD-PSYCH Psychological and Behavioural Sciences

and

(e) any relevant foundation units.

and

(2) Students may choose to undertake an additional major and/or up to two minors from any undergraduate degree, provided the student will be able to complete all nominated majors and minors within 192 credit points.

(3) A student is not permitted to enrol in the following majors:

Economics

Philosophy

Political Science and International Relations

Exit awards

10.(1) This course has the following exit awards:


BP012 - Bachelor of Philosophy, Politics and Economics
BP001 - Bachelor of Arts

(2)(a) A student who withdraws from the before completing it, but after completing a minimum of 144 credit points of study, including one of the following majors, may apply to the School to be awarded the BP012 - Bachelor of Philosophy, Politics and Economics.


MJD-PPEDM Philosophy, Politics and Economics

(b) A student who withdraws from the before completing it, but after completing a minimum of 144 credit points of study, including one of the following majors, may apply to the School to be awarded the BP001 - Bachelor of Arts.


(1) MJD-ANTSC Anthropology and Sociology
(2) MJD-ARCGY Archaeology
(3) MJD-ASSTD Asian Studies
(4) MJD-CHNSB Chinese Studies
(5) MJD-CHNSI Chinese Studies
(6) MJD-CHNSA Chinese Studies
(7) MJD-CHNSP Chinese Studies
(8) MJD-CLANH Classics and Ancient History
(9) MJD-CMMST Communication and Media Studies
(10) MJD-CRIMN Criminology
(11) MJD-EGCST English and Literary Studies
(12) MJD-FNART Fine Arts
(13) MJD-FRNHB French Studies
(14) MJD-FRNHI French Studies
(15) MJD-FRNHA French Studies
(16) MJD-GNWST Gender Studies
(17) MJD-GRMNB German Studies
(18) MJD-GRMNI German Studies
(19) MJD-GRMNA German Studies
(20) MJD-HISTY History
(21) MJD-HGYPL Human Geography and Planning
(22) MJD-INKHH Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage
(23) MJD-INDNB Indonesian Studies
(24) MJD-INDNP Indonesian Studies
(25) MJD-INDNI Indonesian Studies
(26) MJD-ITLNB Italian Studies
(27) MJD-ITLNI Italian Studies
(28) MJD-ITLNA Italian Studies
(29) MJD-JPNSB Japanese Studies
(30) MJD-JPNSI Japanese Studies
(31) MJD-JPNSP Japanese Studies
(32) MJD-KOREB Korean Studies
(33) MJD-LWSOC Law and Society
(34) MJD-LINGO Linguistics
(35) MJD-MEMSD Music: Electronic Music and Sound Design
(36) MJD-MSTGM Music General Studies
(37) MJD-MUSST Music Studies
(38) MJD-SPNHB Spanish Studies
(39) MJD-WKERL Work and Employment Relations
(40) MJD-HYART History of Art
(41) MJD-PSYCH Psychological and Behavioural Sciences

Satisfactory progress

11.(1) To make satisfactory progress in a calendar year a student must pass units to a value of at least half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.

(2) A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module, the CARS module or the ISE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress.

(3) A student who fails a unit twice is not permitted to enrol again in that unit unless the relevant board approves otherwise.

Progress status

12.(1) A student who makes satisfactory progress is assigned the status of 'Good Standing'.

(2) Unless the relevant board determines otherwise because of exceptional circumstances —

(a) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the first time under Rule 11(1) is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation';

(b) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the second time under Rule 11(1) is assigned a progress status of 'Suspended';

(c) a student who does not make satisfactory progress for the third time under Rule 11(1) is assigned a progress status of 'Excluded';

(d) a student who does not make satisfactory progress under Rule 11(2) is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation' unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to make satisfactory progress under Rule 11(1).

Deferrals

13. Applicants awarded admission to the course are entitled to a deferral of up to 12 months, as per the University Policy on: Admissions (Coursework).


Additional rules

Additional majors

14. A student is not permitted enrol in the following majors:

Economics

Philosophy

Political Science and International Relations