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What will I learn?

Course overview

On this course we keep your learning relevant by focusing on issues we face today, from democracy to environmental impact, and on potential solutions to these problems. While investigating complex philosophical questions you will also gain practical, employable skills which can be applied to a wide range of careers. In your Economics modules you will investigate:

  • Econometrics modelling
  • Economic policy
  • Factors affecting income, wealth and wellbeing in an economy
  • Environmental economics
  • How economic metrics can be used to measure and enhance happiness in society.

While in Politics and Philosophy you will explore wide ranging topics such as:

  • Social justice and inequality
  • Globalisation and the changing role of the state
  • Morality, evil and suffering
  • Genetic engineering
  • State security
  • Responses to climate change.

Assessment

We use a wide variety of assessment types, which help you to develop skills relevant to the workplace. This includes:

  • Written assignments
  • Individual and group presentations
  • Exams
  • Practical activities.

You will receive feedback on your work throughout each module. This will help you to improve your work for your graded assessments. We will advise you on developing your skills, useful areas for research and how to extend your business knowledge further.

Career outcomes

Your future with a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics

This course will give you the skills to succeed in many different careers relating to economics and politics. These include skills in problem solving, developing arguments, analysing and evaluating information, collaboration, independent working and communication.

This degree could be the first step toward your career in:

  • Accountancy
  • External audit
  • Analytics
  • Local government
  • Policy development
  • The Civil Service.

Optional Placement Year

As with all of our Business courses, you have the option to go on a placement year between years 2 and 3 of your degree. If you choose not to do a full year, you can do a shorter placement module in Year 2. You can also choose to study abroad for a semester at one of our partner universities.

Which department am I in?

Management

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£13,000.00 (US$ 15,740) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

18 September 2023

Venue

York St John University

Lord Mayor's Walk,

York,

YO31 7EX, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To qualify for this programme you will need: High School Diploma plus SATS 3.0 GPA or higher and one of the following: 1180 in the SAT, or 2 APs with a 3 or higher, or at least 24 in the ACT. Foundation: High School Diploma plus SATS 2.6 GPA or higher and one of the following: 1100 in the SAT, or at least 20 in the ACT. IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each component), TOEFL iBT Overall score of 75 (Listening 17, Reading 18, Speaking 20, Writing 20), other forms of TOEFL are not acceptable.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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