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Philosophy, Politics & Economics BA (Hons) with a Philosophy major

The Philosophy, Politics & Economics BA (PPE BA) at NCH offers three separate pathways to the degree. The Philosophy pathway enables you to study Philosophy as your major subject. You can also choose to study the Philosophy, Politics & Economics BA with Economics as your major subject or with Politics as your major subject.

Courses

The courses that run in each academic year are subject to change in line with faculty availability and student demand so there is no guarantee every course will be delivered. For further information, please see here and speak to your admissions contact.

Your Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE – Philosophy major) undergraduate programme comprises the following courses:

In your first year

Two courses in Philosophy:

Ethics

30 Credits

Study and discuss the works of Plato, Aristotle, Hume, Kant and Mill… Read More

Logic: Formal & Philosophical

30 Credits

This course introduces students to the language and tools of classical elementary log… Read More

One course in each of Politics and Economics:

International Relations: Theory and Practice

30 Credits

This course covers several international mainstream and critical theories… Read More

Principles of Microeconomics

15 Credits

This introductory course is aimed at students on programmes with Economics as a Minor… Read More

Principles of Macroeconomics

15 Credits

This course is intended for students who have an interest in macroeconomics… Read More

Plus:
The NCH Diploma

Critical Reasoning

0 Credits

Studied in Michaelmas term, introduces students to formal and informal logic… Read More

LAUNCH: Introductory Capabilities

0 Credits

LAUNCH provides students with an understanding of the world of work… Read More

In your second year

Two courses in Philosophy

Early Modern Philosophy (Advanced)

30 Credits

This course will introduce students to developments in European philosophy… Read More

Plus ONE of the following:

Ancient Philosophy (NCHPH530)

30 Credits

The Ancient Philosophy course surveys ancient Greek philosophy from the pre-Socratics… Read More

Or:

Metaphysics (NCHPH515)

30 Credits

This course investigates the fundamental nature of reality, beginning with ontology… Read More

One course in each of Politics and Economics:

Old Powers, New Powers: Imperialism, Colonialism and the Modern State

30 Credits

This course examines the impact of empire on world history… Read More

Understanding Statistical Information

15 Credits

This course is for those who wish to understand and use statistical information… Read More

Economic Development

15 Credits

Introduction to key ideas and debates in the field of international development… Read More

Plus:

Science Literacy

0 Credits

Physics, Cosmology, Evolutionary Biology and Neuroscience literacy… Read More

LAUNCH: Applied Capabilities

0 Credits

Advanced Capabilities course runs over students’ final two years at the College… Read More

In your third year

Select ONE of the following:

Advanced Ethics

30 Credits

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Aesthetics

30 Credits

The aesthetic experience and aesthetic objects, their nature and their value… Read More

Kant and Post-Kantian Philosophy (NCHPH659)

30 Credits

In this course we study the critical philosophy of Kant and its legacy.… Read More

Political Philosophy (NCHPH628)

30 Credits

Study themes of huge interest: authority, liberty, democracy, justice, & the market… Read More

Philosophy of Mind & Language (NCHPH633)

30 Credits

Foundational concepts, problems, & theories in the philosophy of mind and language… Read More

Plus:

Philosophy Dissertation

30 Credits

In the final year, each major student writes a 7,000-word philosophy dissertation… Read More

Plus:

International Organisations: Global and Local

30 Credits

Has global governance backfired?… Read More

Political Economy and Globalisation

15 Credits

A course intended to deepen the understanding of the political context of Economics… Read More

Political Economy in a Post-Neoliberal World

15 Credits

A course intended to deepen the understanding of the political context of Economics… Read More

Plus:
The NCH Diploma

Applied Ethics

0 Credits

A series of lectures on major ethical challenges and alternative responses… Read More

LAUNCH: Applied Capabilities

0 Credits

Advanced Capabilities course runs over students’ final two years at the College… Read More

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