Taught course

Philosophy, Politics and Economics: Political Research

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

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.

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;
  • Applied Microeconomics I or Analysis for PPE;
  • Dissertation.

Students also choose from a wide range of options offered by the Politics and Philosophy 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