Politics, Philosophy and Economics

Degree: Bachelor
University: The University of Manchester , Faculty: School of Social Sciences
City: Manchester , Country: United Kingdom
Discipline: Humanities and Art
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  • Start Date of Studies September
  • Language English
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  • Programme Description

    Programme Description

    The study of Politics entails five intersecting realms: Area Studies, Comparative Politics and Political Behaviour; International Relations; Political Theory and Policy Making. At The University of Manchester, there are internationally recognised experts working in all these areas of politics. We also have a long-standing reputation for teaching and research in politics. In addition to securing a '5' in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise, the quality of our teaching was also recognised when the department received the highest possible marks (24/24) for teaching quality. We have a long tradition of teaching the subject for over 50 years and constitute the largest unit of its kind in the country. Therefore, we can offer a wide choice of modules in areas such as Britain and American Politics; the European Union; Comparative European Politics; Political Theory; Third World Politics; International Relations; Globalisation; Gender and Ethics.
    The PPE programme at Manchester is a structured, balanced, yet flexible programme of study, informed by current research, in which you study significant topics, problems and issues. The programme enhances your capacity to critically evaluate competing arguments about political events, ideas and institutions; helps you develop the ability to evaluate effectively economic policies and places the study of economics in its broader institutional and political context. You develop the ability to evaluate, and think through for yourself, philosophical arguments and positions. You study each of the disciplines throughout your three years of study, although you may choose to specialise in one or two of the three areas. Core topics covered include logic, the theory of knowledge, comparative politics, political theory and micro and macro economics. You can also study the philosophy of science, ethics, European politics, political economy, and the workings of the UK and other economies. The PPE degree does not require students to have studied any of the subjects before. For further information you can view the online Politics, Philosophy and Economics brochure.
    Students may also apply to spend one semester studying abroad during the second year of their degree. As part of this, exchange partners may be available through the Erasmus Exchange scheme in Europe and the Worldwide Exchange scheme. The Study Abroad website contains further information.


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