United Kingdom

Royal Holloway, University of London

=81 st
Physical sciences 2016
197 th
World University Rankings 2018
Egham Hill, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX, United Kingdom

Royal Holloway, University of London

Politics, Philosophy and Economics

Politics, Philosophy and Economics is an exciting new course providing students with the opportunity to study three disciplines that are crucial for an understanding of the complex dynamics of today’s world. Students study a common foundation in the first year, and an advanced seminar and dissertation unit in their final year that develops links across the three disciplines – a distinctive feature of the course. There is the flexibility to vary your degrees in such a way as to graduate with one of three awards: BSc Politics, Philosophy and Economics; BA Politics, Philosophy and Economics; and BA Politics and Philosophy with Economics. You will focus on the particulars of the each of the three key disciplines, while developing a link across the three. Your studies will introduce you to political ideas and processes in countries throughout the world, allowing you to examine issues fundamental to our times. You will gain a solid foundation in politics and government in Britain and abroad, with the option to study further subjects such as democracy in Britain, modern political thought, comparative European political institutions, migration, ethnicity, and multiculturalism. The study of Philosophy will introduce you to key forms of philosophical enquiry, including logic, epistemology and metaphysics, which will in turn broaden your appreciation of why philosophical questioning is so important today. A wide range of options includes courses such as: ancient philosophy, contemporary analytic and continental philosophy. You will also gain a complete education in the theories and methods of economics, with a strong focus on analytical methods. You will develop skills in mathematics and statistics and learn to tackle economic problems, and, should you proceed to advanced level courses, have the opportunity to study courses in labour economics, game theory, economic history and more. - Excellent career prospects; both politics and international relations and economics have an impressive employment record and graduates' starting salaries are also amongst the highest in the country - Distinct and very flexible course that will allow you to focus on particular areas of politics, philosophy and economics but also develop links across the three disciplines. - Quality research and teaching;one of only two Economics departments in the country placed in the top ten for both research and student satisfaction and our Politics & International Relations department is 10th in the UK for research intensity and Philosophy has 90% overall student satisfaction (Research Assessment Exercise 2014 and National Student Survey 2015).

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) or Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BA/BSc (H)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Egham
  • Fees & Finances
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £15,600