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Undergraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2013 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Business and Economics component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Business and Economics


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


Philosophy and politics complements study in commerce and economics. To understand fully the challenges of modern society requires complementary disciplinary study and analysis. Philosophy helps in reasoning logically and in considering the ethical implications of decisions and policies. Politics assists in understanding how government and institutions affect decision-making and public policy.


To complete the philosophy and politics* major in the Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Economics or related double degrees students must complete the following units from the Faculty of Arts:

(a.) four units from the philosophy area of study (24 points)

(b.) four units from the politics area of study (24 points)

The units offered are detailed under the relevant area of study entries at

This must include two units (12 points) at level one and one unit (six points) at each of second and third-year levels from both philosophy and politics.

* Philosophy and politics can only be completed as a second major.

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Relevant courses

  • 0170 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Economics
  • 0179 Bachelor of Commerce
  • 4419 Bachelor of Commerce (Dean's Scholars Program)
  • 1319 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Economics
  • 0023 Bachelor of Economics