University of York

University of York

Philosophy, Politics and Economics (Political Research)

This course allows you to acquire training you will need for political research within an interdisciplinary programme in PPE. It is specifically aimed at students who need appropriate quantitative or qualitative research skills. These skills are required for you to be eligible for Research Council funded studentships in politics and the social sciences. The flexibility of the course means you can choose to specialise in specific areas in politics and development studies, such as the politics of development or political economy.

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; 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 1 or 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 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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