University of York

University of York

Philosophy, Politics and Economics (Economics and Politics)

Interconnections between economics and politics are deep and take centre stage in this course. This course is tailor-made to suit a wide range of students with interests in the 2 disciplines and the relation between them. There are a variety of optional modules available: Economics and politics prepares students for a wide range of careers, including careers in economics and politics, finance, international organisations and international development. It also provides essential research training for doctoral study in economics.

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're 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.

Course modules

Core modules include: The PPE of social choice; research skills for PPE; economics modules; applied microeconomics, macroeconomics; econometrics; dissertation. Students also take modules from economics including: Applied microeconomics; macroeconomics; econometrics.

Assessment methods

Unseen examination papers and essays, exams and a dissertation.

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. Please check with the provider for details.


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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