University of York

University of York

Philosophy, Politics and Economics (Political Research)

This course allows students to acquire training needed for political research within an interdisciplinary programme in PPE and is specifically aimed at students who need appropriate quantitative or qualitative research skills.

Entry requirements

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

Course modules

Core module includes: the PPE of social choice; research skills for PPE; political research and analysis; quantitative methods of data analysis or qualitative research methods in politics; dissertation. Students choose 1 of 2 modules from economics: either applied microeconomics I their choice, from a range of options offered by the politics and philosophy departments, including at least 20 credits from politics.

Assessment methods

Unseen examination papers, essays 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 - 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
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(01904) 324000