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Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Philosophy
Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Philosophy

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Philosophy

  • ID:MU610160
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • Application Fee:$250.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$26,118.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$21,041.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
  • Application Fee:$250.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$26,118.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$21,041.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

English Requirements

  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) 140 Written English

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)    6.0 Overall

    •   6.0 Reading

    •  6.0 Writing

    •   6.0 Speaking

    •   6.0 Listening

  • Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)  169 Overall

    • 169 Reading

    • 169 Writing

    • 169 Speaking

    • 169 Listening

  • Pearson Test of English (PTE)  50 Overall

    • 50 Reading

    •  50 Writing

    • 50 Speaking

    • 50 Listening

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language – IBT (TOEFL IBT)   73 Overall

    • 18 Reading

    • 18 Writing

    •  18 Speaking

    •  18 Listening

  • Occupational English Test (OET) C (250-290) Reading

    • C (250-290) Writing

    •  C (250-290) Speaking

    •  C (250-290) Listening

Course Information

Philosophy is the art of thinking clearly. In this course, you will learn how to address some of the most fundamental questions in life, which science cannot answer. You will gain an understanding of the role that conceptual frameworks play in shaping our world and how changing things often starts with re-thinking them in a new, perhaps controversial way.

As the foundation of all other disciplines, philosophy focuses on the very scope and limits of human understanding and deals with the most fundamental knowledge of the world and ourselves. This course sets up students to become competent thinkers, leaders, and innovators as well as formidable communicators.

3 reasons to study Philosophy at Murdoch

  • You’ll learn critical thinking and analytic skills – identified by employers as two of the most important attributes for the future workforce.

  • Studying philosophy is immensely rewarding – it sets you up on a life-long trajectory of taking pleasure in learning and enables you to think outside the box.

  • Philosophy at Murdoch is focused on real-world issues: study contemporary problems in ethics and justice, the relationship between philosophy, politics, and economics, or the relationship between power and knowledge.

What you’ll learn

Build the knowledge and skills you need to meet your career or study goals. Here are some of the things you’ll learn:

  • Critical and creative thinking

  • Logical reasoning

  • Advanced communication skills

  • Ethical problem-solving

  • History of ideas and their impact on the sciences, literature, art and society

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Total credit points: 24

Required Units, 18 credit points

  • PHL130, Introduction to Philosophy, 3

  • PHL131, Critical and Creative Thinking, 3

  • PHL206, Ethics, Responsibility and Justice, 3

  • PHL217, Meaning and Interpretation, 3

  • PHL222, Science, Power, Knowledge, 3

  • PHL377, Philosophy in Practice, 3

Specified Elective Units, 6 credit points

  • PHL204, The Ethics of Capitalism, 3

  • PHL205, Metaphysics: Conceptual Engineering, 3

  • PHL207, Existentialism, 3

  • PHL209, Artificial Minds vs Real Thoughts, 3

  • PHL210, Applied Ethics: Environment, Animals and Society, 3

  • PHL216, Wellbeing and the Good Life, 3

  • PHL221, Film and Philosophy, 3

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

The written and verbal skills developed in Philosophy can be applied to almost any career. Careers could include:

  • Intelligence Services

  • Policy Advisor or Analyst

  • Public service

  • Academia/research

For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Overseas Student Health Cover: 530 AUD per year

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