Bachelor of Philosophy

University of Tasmania

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00586B (TAS); 03058B (NSW)

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.


The Bachelor of Philosophy requires 300 credit points (equivalent to 24 standard units of study) to complete, the same as most Bachelor degrees. The difference with this degree is that half that requirement is met by the successful completion of your principal degree, with a GPA of 5.5 or higher.


  • Research
  • Leadership and Service
  • Cultural Understanding
  • Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Standard entry requirements

  • ATAR 90+ and accepted into a Bachelor degree
  • Approved by DVC(SandE)
  • Achieved a GPA of 5.5+ in a University of Tasmania Bachelor degree program

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Hobart International: $93,031 No
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
Launceston International: $93,031 No
  • Full-time : 1.5 years

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