Taught course

Philosophy, Politics and Economics: Politics and Development

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. It is possible for students with no prior knowledge of economics 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 focuses narrowly on specific areas relating to the politics of development, this course offers an integrated and interdisciplinary education with a focus on politics and international development. Building on the range of staff at the University with interests in the area, it covers both the political and economic dimensions of international development, and gives you a foundation in economics. It also provides essential research training in the Social Sciences.

Core module includes:

  • The PPE of Social Choice;
  • Research Skills for PPE;
  • Theories and Policies of Development Governance;
  • Development and Conflict, Politics of International Trade and Development, or Development Economics;
  • Applied Microeconomics I or Economic Analysis for PPE; Dissertation.

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