Two modules will be studied in each of the three departments providing the specific foundations for the subsequent years at an appropriate depth.
- Ethics and Values
- Knowledge and Reality
- Ideas and Ideologies
- One module from:
- Democratic Political Systems
- International Security and International Organisation
- Global Regions in International Relations
- Theory and History in International Relations.
- Elements of Economics
Years Two and Three
Whilst the first year is dominated by the necessity to build the foundations for all three subjects, the choice opens up quite substantially in the second and third year. The basic rule that needs to be met is that for each of the three subjects a minimum of two modules must be studied across the second and third year. At no stage can any one of the three be dropped altogether.
In years two and three combined, students take:
- 2 core modules looking at the principles of macro and micro economics;
- either Philosophy of the Sciences or Political Philosophy;
- one further module in Philosophy;
- 2 modules in Politics.
Aside from these, and provided that individual module requirements are met, students can specialise and tailor their choices from a wide selection of optional modules in the three subjects. This gives the degree the flexibility and eclecticism that are its defining characteristics.
In year three, the Dissertation (double module) must be done in one of the three departments and it must be associated with another third year module of the same subject.
These rules can be further explored by referring to the Faculty Handbook for PPE.
A selection of modules that typically will be available is given below. Please note that not all modules will be offered every year.
Please refer to the programme regulations for the complete list of modules.
- Ancient Philosophy West and East
- Applied Ethics
- Biomedical Ethics Past and Present
- Gender, Film and Society
- History and Philosophy of Psychiatry
- History of the Body
- Language and Mind
- Modern Philosophy
- Philosophical Logic
- Science and Religion
Twentieth Century European Philosophy
- British Political Thought since 1850
- China: State and Society since 1949
- Cold War and the Cold War Culture in Europe
- Culture and Conflict in American Politics
- Global Political Economy
- International Relations Theory
- Islam and Politics in the Modern World
- People, Protest, Change: Exploring Social Movement Theory
- Political Extremism in Britain
- The Ethics of Violence in International Relations
- The Political Economy of the Enlarged European Union
- Theories of Liberty
Twentieth Century German Political Thought
- Applied Econometrics
- Behavioural and Experimental Economics
- Business Competition
- Corporate Finance
- Development Economics
- Environmental Economics and Policy
- European Economics
- Industrial Organisation
- International Economics
- Labour Economics
- Monetary Economies
- Public Economics
- Security Investment Analysis