Masters | Postgraduate Course - Philosophy, Politics & Economics: Economics & Philosophy MA Course Details within University of York

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Philosophy, Politics & Economics: Economics & Philosophy MA

Study Details

MA 1 year Full-time

This course explores the inter-connections between normative economics and ethics at an advanced level. These connections have been central to the development of modern economics and moral philosophy, and can be found in classic texts in economics and philosophy, including those of Adam Smith, Karl Marx and John Stuart Mill.

Core modules: The PPE of Social Choice; Research Skills for PPE; Applied Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics; Practical Philosophy or Contemporary Political Philosophy; Dissertation.

Students also choose further modules from a wide range of options offered by the Economics and Philosophy departments, as well as the Economics department.

Entry Requirements

The MA is open to those with a good 1st degree (i.e. an upper 2nd or equivalent) in any subject. Students with no prior knowledge of economics at undergraduate level are usually required to attend the economics summer session.
If you are a non-native English speaking applicant you must provide evidence of your English language ability. You need to show enough fluency in all aspects of English (reading, writing, speaking and listening) to the required level of the course you're applying to. For more information, see: