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

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 – Politics major) undergraduate programme comprises the following courses:

In your first year

Modern Political Thought

30 Credits

Analyse the central texts in modern political thought… Read More

International Relations: Theory and Practice

30 Credits

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

Ethics

30 Credits

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

Plus:

Principles of Macroeconomics

15 Credits

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

Principles of Microeconomics

15 Credits

This introductory course is aimed at students on programmes with Economics as a Minor… 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 Politics:

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

30 Credits

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

The European Union in the World

30 Credits

This course focuses on the history, politics, policies and the nature of the European… Read More

One course in each of Philosophy and Economics

Early Modern Philosophy (Advanced)

30 Credits

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

Plus:

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

Two courses in Politics:

International Organisations: Global and Local

30 Credits

Has global governance backfired?… Read More

Politics Dissertation

30 Credits

A dissertation is intended to enable a student to deepen his or her understanding… Read More

Plus ONE of the following Philosophy courses:

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

Plus:

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

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

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