University of York

University of York

Philosophy, Politics and Economics (Political Economy)

The flexible structure of this course means it is suitable for a wide range of students with interests in politics and economics. This course is tailor-made to suit a wide range of students with interests in politics and economics. The interdisciplinary nature of the School of PEP postgraduate courses means you develop a wide range of transferable skills.

Entry requirements

The course is open to those with a good 1st degree (i.e. an upper 2nd or equivalent) in any subject. 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 are applying to.

Course modules

Core modules include: The PPE of social choice; dissertation. You will take 2 modules from international political economy: either critical theories of international political economy or contemporary issues in international political economy. You will also take 1 of 2 modules from economics: either applied microeconomics 1 or economic analysis for PPE. You will take further taught modules of your choice.

Assessment methods

There are 3 assessment periods during the academic year: week 1 of the Spring term, week 1 of the Summer term and weeks 5-8 of the Summer term. Assessments occur throughout your year of study, usually in the term immediately after the module has been taken. The majority of assessments are either unseen examination papers or essays.

Sponsorship information

A range of scholarships and studentships are available at postgraduate level. Some scholarships are funded by the University (such as the York Master's Opportunity Scholarship) and some are funded by Research Councils, alumni, businesses and charities.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of York York YO10 5DD Yorkshire and the Humber

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Postgraduate Administrator
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