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 2024 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)

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Schedule of unit offerings

Complete at least 10 credit points from the following:

  • PHIL100Philosophy: the Big Questions10 CP

    Introductory Units

  • PHIL102Theories of Human Nature10 CP

    Introductory Units

  • PHIL104Introduction to Ethics10 CP

    Introductory Units

  • PHIL107Philosophy of World Religions10 CP

    Introductory Units

Choose no more than two 100-level units

Complete at least 40 credit points from the following:

  • PHIL200Contemporary Moral Problems10 CP

    Ethics and Society

  • PHIL201Issues in Bioethics10 CP

    Ethics and Society

  • PHIL202Justice, Authority and Human Rights10 CP

    Ethics and Society

  • PHIL204Knowledge, Rationality and Scepticism10 CP

    Metaphysics and Epistemology

  • PHIL205Mind, Body and Consciousness10 CP

    Metaphysics and Epistemology

  • PHIL206Problems in Metaphysics10 CP

    Metaphysics and Epistemology

  • PHIL208God, Religion and Evil10 CP

    History of Philosophy

  • PHIL209Philosophy Film and the Arts10 CP

    History of Philosophy

  • PHIL210Language, Meaning and Truth10 CP

    Metaphysics and Epistemology

  • PHIL213Postmodern European Philosophy10 CP

    History of Philosophy

  • PHIL214Medieval Philosophy10 CP

    History of Philosophy

  • PHIL215Early Modern Philosophy10 CP

    History of Philosophy

  • PHIL219Basic Symbolic Logic10 CP

    Metaphysics and Epistemology

  • PHIL220Special Study in Philosophy10 CP


  • PHIL224Ancient Greek Philosophy10 CP

    History of Philosophy

  • PHIL225The Ground and Nature of Rights10 CP

    History of Philosophy’

Complete at least 20 credit points from the following:

  • PHIL320Ethics, Justice and the Good Society10 CP

    Ethics and Society

  • PHIL321History of Philosophy Seminar10 CP

    History of Philosophy

  • PHIL322Metaphysics and Epistemology Seminar10 CP

    Metaphysics and Epistemology

  • PHIL323Philosophy of Religion10 CP
  • PHIL324Human Rights: Contemporary Moral Issues10 CP

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