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Philosophy, Politics & Economics BA (PPE - Politics)

Courses

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

In your first year

Two courses in Politics:

Introduction to Concepts and Methods

30 Credits

This course is designed to introduce students to key concepts and methods… Read More

Modern Political Thought

30 Credits

Analyse the central texts in modern political thought… Read More

One course in each of Philosophy and Economics:

Ethics

30 Credits

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

Economic Principles

30 Credits

Introductory course aimed at students on programmes with Economics as a Minor… Read More

Plus:
The NCH Diploma

Critical Reasoning: Formal & Informal

0 Credits

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

Critical Reasoning: Scientific Reasoning

0 Credits

An introduction to key methodological ideas in the natural and social sciences… 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

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

Modern Philosophy (Advanced)

30 Credits

Study the break with ancient philosophy in the late 17th and early 18th centuries… Read More

Economic Development

30 Credits

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

Plus:

Science Literacy: Physics, Cosmology, Biology

0 Credits

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

Science Literacy: History of Science

0 Credits

Introduction to several key episodes in the history of science… 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 & 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

One of the following Philosophy courses:

Aesthetics

30 Credits

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

Kant to Nietzsche

30 Credits

In this course we study Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason and works of major thinkers.… Read More

Philosophy of Mind & Language

30 Credits

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

Political Philosophy

30 Credits

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

One course in Economics:

Political Economy

30 Credits

Deepen your understanding of the political context of Economics… Read More

Plus:
The NCH Diploma

Science Literacy: Physics, Cosmology, Biology

0 Credits

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

Science Literacy: History of Science

0 Credits

Introduction to several key episodes in the history of science… Read More

LAUNCH: Applied Capabilities

0 Credits

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