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Politics, Philosophy And Economics (Part-Time)

M.Sc.
24 months
Duration
7600 GBP/year
4450 GBP/year
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The Politics, Philosophy And Economics (Part-Time) programme at Birkbeck, University of London introduces you to the basics of the three subjects and it will hone your ability to understand, evaluate and analyse real-world information.

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Overview

It is impossible to fully understand the modern world without knowledge of politics, philosophy and economics. They have long been recognised as overlapping and informing one other and it was only relatively recently in intellectual history that the three subjects were separated from one another. The  Politics, Philosophy And Economics (Part-Time)  programme at Birkbeck, University of London  brings together these subjects to help you understand and engage with the world. You will develop essential skills of reasoning, inquiry and analysis that are applicable to a wide range of careers, including banking and finance, law, academia and teaching, journalism and politics. 

The study of philosophy will introduce you to critical reasoning and some of the most profound questions it is possible to ask about humanity. The study of politics will acquaint you with modern governing structures in the UK, EU and further afield and with the concepts and ideas that underpin the theory and practice of politics. The study of economics will help you grasp how business, finance and politics intersect and determine how we live and work. 

You can choose from a wide range of option modules and your learning will be informed by the cutting-edge research and expertise of academics across three distinguished departments at Birkbeck: Economics, Mathematics and Statistics; Philosophy; and Politics. 

You will also receive one-to-one dissertation supervision on a topic of your choosing. 

Highlights

  • This is the only PPE programme available for part-time evening study in the UK. 
  • Our Departments of Economics, Mathematics and Statistics, Philosophy and Politics each have an international research reputation, as recognised by the government’s Research Excellence Framework and other indicators. 
  • The programme is a potential stepping stone to MPhil/PhD research in any of the three departments or in interdisciplinary combinations. 
  • Birkbeck Library has large politics, philosophy and economics collections, including the major specialist journals, and provides you with access to an extensive range of online materials. 
  • You can also take advantage of the rich research collections nearby, including Senate House Library, which is right next door to Birkbeck, the British Library, which is five minutes’ walk away, and the British Library of Political and Economic Science at the London School of Economics, which is walkable from Birkbeck. 

Careers and Employability

The programme aims to provide broad-based training appropriate for careers in the civil service, journalism, politics and international development, as well as research for organisations such as think-tanks. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Emerging Powers in World Politics
  • Geopolitics, Population and Environment
  • International Political Economy
  • Modern British Politics
  • Political Theory and Contemporary Politics
  • Public Management: Theories and Innovations
  • Public Policy: Interests, Ideas, Institutions
  • The European Union: Integration, Politics and Policy
  • The Political Sociology of the Modern State
  • The Politics of Population Change: Immigration, Aging and Conflict

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You are strongly advised to apply now, to ensure there are still places on your chosen course and to give you time to complete the admissions process.

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A second-class honours degree in any subject; prior exposure to at least one of the three component subjects would be a distinct advantage, but it might be possible for able students to acquire the relevant knowledge as part of this programme.
  • We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively.
  • You do not need to have completed your current qualification to start your application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7600 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4450 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4450 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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