Honours in Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Note: this honours specialisation is not available for new enrolments in 2020.

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

Honours sequence

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2020; NS = non-standard teaching period

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2021 or 2022.

HUMA4140 Humanities Dissertation to be taken in one semester; and HUMA4141 to be taken in a subsequent semester.

Take all units (36 points):
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit rules
NSPOLS5651Global Political Economy
Incompatibility:
POLS8605 States and International Political Economy; POLS5652 International Political Economy: Dynamics of Crises
N/APPHE4140PPE Honours Dissertation 1
Prerequisites:
INTG3001 Integrating Philosophy, Politics and Economics
Co-requisites:
SOCS4100 Honours Research Skills
N/APPHE4141PPE Honours Dissertation 2
Prerequisites:
PPHE4140 Honours Dissertation 1
S1, S2SOCS4100Honours Research Skills
Incompatibility:
COMM4101 Concepts in Communication, COMM7481 Honours Seminar 1 (Communication Studies)
Group A—take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit rules
N/APHIL4101Advanced 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
N/APHIL4107Metaethics
Prerequisites:
sufficient units in the relevant major at the specified standard for entry to the honours specialisation
Group B—take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit rules
S1ECON4405Public 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).
S1ECON4408Advanced Development 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),
or
Master of International Development Economics Development specialisation (71550), Master of Agriculture (73530)
or
the Master of Public Policy (42580) for Master of Public Policy: ECON5540 Economic Analysis and Policy