University of York

University of York

Philosophy, Politics and Economics (Economics and Politics)

This course aims to provide students with the background knowledge of 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.

Course modules

Core Module includes: 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 and 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 Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,650 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 15,680 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
(01904) 324000