Taught course

Philosophy, Politics and Economics: Political Economy

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. 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

The flexible structure of this course means it is suitable for a wide range of students with interests in politics and economics. This course is tailor-made to suit a wide range of students with interests in politics and economics. The interdisciplinary nature of the School of PEP postgraduate courses means you develop a wide range of transferable skills.

The MA in PPE: Political economy prepares you for many careers in economics and politics, ranging from finance to international organisations and development. It also provides training for doctoral research in politics.

Core module includes:

  • The PPE of Social Choice;
  • Research Skills;
  • Critical Theories of International Political Economy or Contemporary Issues in International Political Economy;
  • Applied Microeconomics I or Economic Analysis for PPE;
  • Dissertation.

Students also choose from a wide range of options offered by the Politics or Economics 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