Bachelor of Philosophy

When you undertake the Bachelor of Philosophy at The University of Notre Dame Australia, you will be encouraged to reflect deeply and critically on the fundamental questions that have perplexed man since ancient times. You will also be challenged to examine your beliefs, values, and approach to living. A study of philosophy will boost your critical thinking abilities and deepen your cultural literacy by exploring how philosophical thought has influenced Western culture.

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Key Facts



() Bachelor of Philosophy

Degree Duration

3 Years :


Start Dates

February | July

Degree Overview

This three-year Bachelor of Philosophy program is enriching and delivered in a collegiate manner to encourage discussion and personal reflection. The degree can be studied over three years full-time or part-time.

You will be taught to think critically and to become knowledgeable and considerate citizens. We aim to educate the whole person by facilitating engagement with the more profound questions of individual and social life. The Bachelor of Philosophy provides the foundation of a broad and balanced philosophical education.

The program covers Ancient, Medieval and Modern philosophy while grappling with the contemporary problems addressed by both analytic and continental philosophy. It takes seriously the Catholic philosophical tradition, which emphasises the importance of considering ideas from all points of view.

Students studying a degree in Philosophy can undertake a Major or Minor in the following disciplines: Theology, History, English Literature, Politics & International Relations, Behavioural Science and Social Justice. Students may also wish to study Philosophy and Theology as a Major within a degree in the School of Arts & Sciences.

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  • CRICOS code: 061708C
  • Available in Perth only

Why Study this Degree

Graduate job-ready with industry-specific skills and knowledge

Benefit from a unique, personalised approach to education and pastoral care

Lecturers are industry professionals and leaders in their field

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University of Notre Dame Australia is a multi campus university, with international campuses in bustling Sydney and the historic City of Fremantle, Perth (CRICOS: 01032F)

The University of Notre Dame Australia is a multi-campus university, with international campuses in bustling Sydney and the historic City of Fremantle, Perth.

Notre Dame has a strong commitment to honouring the individual,  and recognises that each student is graced with their own gifts and talents. Notre Dame believes that higher education should prepare students for a rich, fulfilling and reflective life, not just a career path.

Notre Dame has been rated 5 stars in the Good Universities Guide 2024, undergraduate and postgraduate categories for Learner Engagement, Skills Development, Graduate Salary, Full-Time Employment

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