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Politics, Philosophy and Economics

BA
  • UCAS code L0V0
  • Option 3 years full time
  • Year of entry 2018

The course

Politics, Philosophy and Economics is an exciting new course providing students with the opportunity to study three disciplines that are crucial for an understanding of the complex dynamics of today’s world. Students study a common foundation in the first year, and an advanced seminar and dissertation unit in their final year that develops links across the three disciplines – a distinctive feature of the course.  There is the flexibility to vary your degrees in such a way as to graduate with one of three awards: BSc Politics, Philosophy and Economics; BA Politics, Philosophy and Economics; and BA Politics and Philosophy with Economics.

You will focus on the particulars of the each of the three key disciplines, while developing a link across the three. Your studies will introduce you to political ideas and processes in countries throughout the world, allowing you to examine issues fundamental to our times. You will gain a solid foundation in politics and government in Britain and abroad, with the option to study further subjects such as democracy in Britain, modern political thought, comparative European political institutions, migration, ethnicity, and multiculturalism.

The study of Philosophy will introduce you to key forms of philosophical enquiry, including logic, epistemology and metaphysics, which will in turn broaden your appreciation of why philosophical questioning is so important today. A wide range of options includes courses such as: ancient philosophy, contemporary analytic and continental philosophy.

You will also gain a complete education in the theories and methods of economics, with a strong focus on analytical methods. You will develop skills in mathematics and statistics and learn to tackle economic problems, and, should you proceed to advanced level courses, have the opportunity to study courses in labour economics, game theory, economic history and more.

  • Flexibility to graduate with a BA or BSc in PPE.
  • Three departments with their own specialisms.
  • Excellent preparation for a variety of careers.
  • Strong focus on analytical methods of economics.
  • Learn to tackle economic problems through political and philosophical enquiry.
91%

overall student satisfaction

Source: NSS, 2017

91%

of our Economics graduates are employed or go on to further study within six months of graduating

Source: DLHE, 2016

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