The foundation degree of choice for Prime Ministers and many other political leaders will be available in Queensland for the first time next year.

Former UK Prime Minister David Cameron and former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser are some of the best-known politicians who took a Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE).

The PPE is one of six new degree programs – spanning science, arts, criminology, law, politics, economics and exercise science – that will debut at The University of Queensland in 2017.

UQ Acting Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Doune Macdonald said UQ’s faculties of Business, Economics and Law, and Humanities and Social Sciences would jointly offer the new PPE degree.

“This elite academic program will offer broad and rigorous education in the foundations of politics, philosophy and economics,” Professor Macdonald said.

“Students will examine current and future global challenges, drawing from historical, political, social and economic knowledge bases.

“As a university that takes pride in innovation and delivering graduates who create change in the world, it is imperative that we continue to innovate and update the programs available to students.”

UQ joins a distinguished group of universities already offering the program, including Oxford University and Yale University.

UQ recently rocketed up the prestigious Academic Ranking of World Universities, arguably the most recognised ranking of the world’s more than 10,000 universities, to rank 55th globally and second in Australia. The news comes on the back of UQ’s top-50 placings in other global rankings.

The new UQ programs to be offered from 2017 are:

Bachelor of Biomedical Science (three years) – QTAC code: 731201

Three-year program replaces the four-year BBiomedSc (Hons)

Pathway to medicine or allied health programs

Foundation in modern healthcare that focuses on the human body at the molecular, cellular and whole-body levels

Covers extensive biomedical disciplines including physiology, anatomy, genetics, biochemistry, neuroscience and microbiology

Practical laboratory and research skills

Dual program option with the Bachelor of Science – complete two degrees in four years (BBiomedSc/BSc, QTAC code: 714112)

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Bachelor of Advanced Science, majoring in Biomedical Science (four years) QTAC code: 731901

Provides an intensive option for budding basic and clinical researchers

Broad focus on the human body and an opportunity to gain a specialisation in physiology, pharmacology, anatomy, developmental biology, neuroscience, human immunology and infectious diseases

Specialist research seminars and field trips

A research-focused Honours year is embedded in the fourth year

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Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice (Honours) (four years) – QTAC code: 718101

Specialised four-year program for high-achieving students

A strong focus on professional practice, criminology and criminal justice

Students learn from academics and industry professionals working in the top levels of criminology and criminal justice

Program delivers industry-relevant skills with a number of specialised criminal law courses, and professional development courses for each year level

Graduates will be equipped with high-level crime, law and justice policy skills providing an edge in the growing criminology job markets

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Bachelor of Advanced Humanities (Honours) (four years) – QTAC code: 757101

For high-achieving students with an interest in the humanities

Students will work in a small cohort and be mentored by internationally leading humanities specialists and industry professionals

This four-year program offers industry internships, field study and study abroad options

Specifically tailored extracurricular activities include a camp and a conference

Majors offered: Ancient history, art history, drama, English literature, history, philosophy, mathematics, musicology, studies in religion

Offered for the first time in Queensland

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Bachelor Politics, Philosophy and Economics (Honours) – QTAC code: 714112

Internationally renowned leadership program

Provides rigorous education in the foundations of politics, philosophy and economics

Students will examine current and future global challenges and have the opportunity to undertake work placements and overseas study

Graduate careers include political leaders, public commentators, analysts and advisors

Offered for the first time in Queensland

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Bachelor Clinical Exercise Physiology (Honours) (four years) - QTAC code: 729801

Specialised four-year program replaces the Clinical Exercise Physiology major within the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Sciences (Honours) degree

Prepares students to work as accredited exercise physiologists and accredited exercise scientists

Strong focus on clinical professional practice, over 500+ hours professional practicum experiences

Students will have the opportunity to work with clients who have specific clinical conditions in both on-campus exercise clinics and external industry placements

Research courses embedded into the fourth year

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Auteur: Odile Smadja
Date de Publication: 2016-8-19


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