Taught course

Philosophy, Politics and Economics: Economics and Philosophy

University of York · School of Politics, Economics and Philosophy

Entry requirements

Students with a good first degree (i.e. an upper second 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 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 explores the inter-connections between normative economics and ethics at an advanced level. These connections have been central to the development of modern economics and moral philosophy, and can be found in classic texts in economics and philosophy, including those of Adam Smith, Karl Marx and John Stuart Mill.

Core modules:

  • The PPE of Social Choice;
  • Research Skills for PPE;
  • Applied Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics;
  • Practical Philosophy or Contemporary Political Philosophy;
  • Dissertation.

Students also choose further modules from a wide range of options offered by the Economics and Philosophy departments, as well as the Economics department.

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