The Department offers one minor honours programme: BA Politics, Philosophy and Economics.
This exciting new course will provide students with the opportunity to study three disciplines that are crucial for an understanding of the complex dynamics of today’s world. The study of Politics will introduce you to political ideas throughout the world, the study of Philosophy will introduce you to the key forms of philosophical enquiry and the study of Economics will introduce you to the theories and methods of economics with a strong analytical focus. You will focus on the particulars of the three key disciplines, while developing a link across the three.
Students will take a common first year consisting of introductory course units in the Principles of Economics, Quantitative Methods, Politics and Government, and Fundamental Questions in Philosophy. In the second and third years students will have the flexibility to focus their course units towards one or two of the main disciplines, graduating with one of three possible degrees: a BSc Politics, Philosophy and Economics for students who take a sufficient number of advanced Economics course units; a BA Politics, Philosophy and Economics for students who take fewer advanced level Economics courses; and a BA Politics and Philosophy with Economics for students who do not proceed to advanced-level Economics. All students take a final year advanced seminar unit in Politics, Philosophy and Economics that culminates with a dissertation.
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