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PPES Course Structure

Junior Freshman

In the Junior Freshman (first) year you will take six compulsory modules from within all four subjects:

  • Economics (including Mathematics and Statistics)
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Sociology

Senior Freshman

In the Senior Freshman (second) year you choose three of the four subjects and you take a total of six modules. So you can choose to take one of the following combinations:

  • Economics, Philosophy and Political Science
  • Economics, Philosophy and Sociology
  • Economics, Political Science and Sociology
  • Philosophy, Political Science and Sociology

Junior Sophister

In the Junior Sophister (third) year you take two of the subjects taken in the Senior Freshman year. So, again, you have plenty of choice:

  • Economics and Philosophy
  • Economics and Sociology
  • Economics and Political Science
  • Philosophy and Sociology
  • Philosophy and Political Science
  • Political Science and Sociology

Senior Sophister

And then in the Senior Sophister (fourth) year you may choose to continue with both subjects (which is joint honors) taken in third year or specialise in just one of Economics, Philosophy, Political Science or Sociology (single honors). In the majority of subjects you have the option to write a dissertation as part of your final degree.

In all cases you graduate with a B.A. (Moderatorship) in Philosophy, Political Science, Economics and Sociology.

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