Honours Overview

Description

To investigate advanced ideas from within the separate disciplines of philosophy, politics and economics, integrate those ideas and apply them to scholarly research.

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) evaluate advanced ideas and complex arguments from philosophy, politics and economics; (2) demonstrate public speaking and professional presentation skills; (3) apply methodologies from different disciplines to a wide range of topics; (4) write in a critical manner on topics in philosophy, politics and economics; and (5) develop core research skills in preparation for academic research that will endure in subsequent postgraduate research and/or research oriented work outside of the academia.

Entry requirements

The equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 75 per cent in the Level 3 units of the Philosophy, Politics and Economics major.

Intake periods

Beginning of year only

Courses

Honours in Philosophy, Politics and Economics can be taken as a specialisation in the following degrees:

No study plans found for this course. See study plans for more information.

Units

Key to availability of units:
S1
Semester 1
S2
Semester 2
N/A
not available in 2023 – may be available in 2024 or 2025
NS
non-standard teaching period
Take all units (30 points):
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit requirements
NSPOLS5651Global Political Economy
Incompatibility
POLS8605 States and International Political Economy.
POLS5652 International Political Economy: Dynamics of Crises
S1PPHE4140PPE Honours Dissertation 1
Prerequisites
PPHE3001 Integrating Philosophy, Politics and Economics: Rational Choice (ID 6794)
S2PPHE4141PPE Honours Dissertation 2
Prerequisites
PPHE4140 Honours Dissertation 1
Group A—take units to the value of at least 6 points from this group.
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit requirements
S2PHIL4101Advanced Moral Philosophy
Prerequisites
sufficient units in the relevant major at the specified standard for entry to the honours specialisation
S2PHIL4102Topics in Social and Political Philosophy
Prerequisites
sufficient units in the relevant major at the specified standard for entry to the honours specialisation
S1PHIL4107Metaethics
Prerequisites
sufficient units in the relevant major at the specified standard for entry to the honours specialisation
Group B—take units to the value of at least 6 points from this group.
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit requirements
N/AECON4405Public Economics
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
the Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) (BH002)
or completion of 144 points in the Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours) (BH005)
or enrolment in
the Master of Economics (42620).
S2ECON4408Advanced Development Economics
Prerequisites
Enrolment in BP013 Bachelor of Economics
or BH002 Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
or CM002 Bachelor of Economics and Master of Economics
or 42670 Master of Economics
or
Enrolment in
BH005 Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
and Successful completion of
144 credit points
Group C—take units to the value of 6 points. With the approval of their dissertation supervisors (and only with that approval), students may instead take an additional 6 points from either Group A or B.
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit requirements
NSSOCS4100Social Sciences Research Skills
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
any Honours Programme
or a Masters dissertation project.
Incompatibility
COMM4101 Concepts in Communication, COMM7481 Honours Seminar 1 (Communication Studies)