Course Description

The Bachelor of Philosophy is a companion degree for high achieving students who are critical and creative thinkers. People who are motivated to become the thought and action leaders of the future, who want to embrace the world around them, expand their university experience to include multi-disciplinary perspectives, and affect positive change wherever their future careers take them.

It’s a degree built of your choosing that you generally study in parallel with your principal degree, with unit options covering research, leadership and service, cultural understanding, and multidisciplinary perspectives. There is a particular focus on transferable, multidisciplinary skills, and cultural engagement, with many units breaking the classroom/exam tradition and providing you the option to undertake projects within local, state, national or even international communities.

As a true high achiever reward program, domestic students who qualify for this program currently also receive a full HECS scholarship, meaning you can get a second degree full of amazing and enriching experiences for no extra cost while you complete your main degree.

For further information on the BPhil, please contact the Course Coordinator on

Tuition Fees

International Students: $27,950 per year full-time


1.5 years full time,

Starting dates

February, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences undergraduate courses at University of Tasmania rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 71.6% (national average 75.7%)
Improved skills: 79.1% (national average 83.3%)
Overall satisfaction: 83.1% (national average 85.4%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from University of Tasmania. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences undergraduate courses at University of Tasmania had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 59.3% (national average 61.3%)
Studying full time: 42.5% (national average 32.0%)
Median full time salary: $70,000 (national average $55,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

University of Tasmania Code: X3P

Entry Requirements

The Bachelor of Philosophy will not be provided as a standalone degree and can only be completed concurrent with, or after completion of a principal degree.

If you're interested in studying the Bachelor of Philosophy will need to have met all of the following requirements:

First year school leavers

  1. An ATAR score of 90 or higher
  2. Are accepted into a Bachelor degree program at the University of Tasmania, and
  3. Are approved for admission by the DVC(S&amp,E) or nominee

Current students

(second year onwards), or graduates (University of Tasmania or other)

  1. Completed the equivalent of at least one year full-time study in a Bachelor degree program
  2. Be currently enrolled in a Bachelor degree program at the University of Tasmania, or be within three (3) years of graduating with a Bachelor degree or higher
  3. Have achieved a standard GPA of 5.