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

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Philosophy, Politics & Economics: Philosophy & Public Affairs MA

Study Details

MA 1 year Full-time

This course covers topics in ethics, political philosophy and social choice, and provides an understanding of economics and research training in philosophy. It allows students to study a range of options at the intersection of philosophy and public affairs. Philosophical issues are deeply relevant in many areas of public life and often arise in public discussion. They include issues about ethics, economics and the law, as well as politics.

Core module includes: The PPE of Social Choice; Research Skills for PPE; Topics in Theoretical Philosophy or Contemporary Political Philosophy; Topics in Practical Philosophy or Contemporary Issues in Toleration; Applied Microeconomics I or Economic Analysis for PPE; Dissertation.

Students also choose from a wide range of options offered by the Economics, Philosophy and Politics departments.

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: