Taught course

Philosophy, Politics and Economics

University of York · School of Politics, Economics and Philosophy

Entry requirements

Applicants with a good first degree (i.e. an upper second or equivalent) in any subject. It is possible for students with no prior knowledge of economics or mathematics to take this course without having to attend the Economics Summer Session. 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're applying to.

Months of entry


Course content

This course offers a balanced and integrated education across the PPE disciplines. It is constructed around an interdisciplinary module on social decision making taught by staff from all three of York's internationally excellent PPE departments.

The course provides you with a foundation in economics and research skills, and offers a wide range of philosophy and politics option modules. The interdisciplinary nature of the School of PEP postgraduate courses means you develop a wide range of transferable skills.

Core module includes:

  • The PPE of Social Choice;
  • Research Skills;
  • Applied Microeconomics I;
  • or Economic Analysis; Dissertation.

Students also choose from a wide range of options offered by Politics, Economics, Philosophy or PEP departments.

Information for international students

York is a research-intensive university and a proud member of the elite Russell Group of universities. Information about international fees can be found on our website.

Fees and funding

Department and University scholarships may be available, please check our website for details: Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0) 1904 324000