Credit points


Major available at

  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • Strathfield


Students will also undertake units at the North Sydney Campus.

Additional information

The Philosophy sequence introduces students to serious and detailed thinking about the really big questions concerning reality as a whole, human nature, ethics, language, religion, truth and knowledge, logic, beauty and justice. The study of Philosophy, in both its historical and contemporary dimensions, assists students to develop critical thinking skills and clarity of thought, through which they learn to assess the strengths and weaknesses of complex arguments while also honing verbal and written communication skills. Employers across a very broad range of industries (including education, business, public administration, law, media and technology) report that they highly value the kinds of adaptable skills and attributes possessed by Philosophy graduates.

Admission requirements

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2022 Admission.

Completion requirements

A student must complete 80 cp of the Schedule of Unit Offerings, consisting of:

a. at least 10 cp from 100-level units (Part A);

b. at least 40 cp from 200-level units (Part B);

c. at least 20 cp from 300-level units (Part C).

Part A : 100-level Units

Complete at least 10 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
PHIL100Philosophy: the Big Questions10Introductory Units
PHIL102Theories of Human Nature10Introductory Units
PHIL104Introduction to Ethics10Introductory Units
PHIL107Philosophy of World Religions10Introductory Units

Part B : 200-level Units

Complete at least 40 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
PHIL200Contemporary Moral Problems10Ethics and Society
PHIL201Issues in Bioethics10Ethics and Society
PHIL202Justice, Authority and Human Rights10Ethics and Society
PHIL204Knowledge, Rationality and Scepticism10Metaphysics and Epistemology
PHIL205Mind, Body and Consciousness10Metaphysics and Epistemology
PHIL206Problems in Metaphysics10Metaphysics and Epistemology
PHIL208God, Religion and Evil10Metaphysics and Epistemology
PHIL209Philosophy Film and the Arts10Metaphysics and Epistemology
PHIL210Language, Meaning and Truth10Metaphysics and Epistemology
PHIL213Postmodern European Philosophy10History of Philosophy
PHIL214Medieval Philosophy10History of Philosophy
PHIL215Early Modern Philosophy10History of Philosophy
PHIL219Basic Symbolic Logic10Metaphysics and Epistemology
PHIL220Special Study in Philosophy10Other
PHIL224Ancient Greek Philosophy10History of Philosophy

Part C : 300-level Units

Complete at least 20 credit points from the following:

CodeTitleCredit PointsNotes
PHIL320Ethics, Justice and the Good Society10Ethics and Society
PHIL321History of Philosophy Seminar10History of Philosophy
PHIL322Metaphysics and Epistemology Seminar10Metaphysics and Epistemology
PHIL323Philosophy of Religion10

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