This philosophy specialisation provides you with the opportunity to explore some of the fundamental philosophical theories and topics that have influenced the discipline and society more broadly. Engage deeply with significant ethical theories, develop an understanding of the structure of knowledge, and explore the nature of mind and world. This specialisation will provide you with important analytical skills that can be used in a range of professional and educational roles.

Career opportunities

Graduates with a philosophy specialisation may seek to pursue careers in:

  • academia and research
  • business ethics
  • education, teaching and curriculum design
  • writing, journalism and public relations
  • social work, psychology and counselling
  • law and public policy
  • human resources
  • bioethics, health and aged care ethics
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Completion requirements

A specialisation consists of 80cp.

Complete exactly 80 credit points from the following:

  • PHIL511Philosophy and the Moral Life10 CP
  • PHIL520Directed Study in Philosophy10 CP
  • PHIL616Special Study in Philosophy10 CP
  • PHIL617Philosophy Project A10 CP
  • PHIL618Philosophy Project B20 CP
  • PHIL620God, the Universe and Everything10 CP
  • PHIL621The Problem of Evil10 CP
  • PHIL622Truth and Interpretation (Hermeneutics)10 CP
  • PHIL623Healthcare Ethics: Principles in Practice10 CP
  • PHIL624The Philosophy of Justice and Community10 CP
  • PHIL625Virtue in the Ethical Life10 CP

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