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MSc in Economics and Philosophy

Programme Code: TMECPH

Department: Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method

For students starting this programme of study in 2021/22

Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations

Classification scheme for the award of a taught master's degree (five units)
Exam sub-board local rules

Full-year programme. Students take courses to the value of four units and a dissertation. Students are also required to attend EC400 Introductory Course in Mathematics and Statistics.

Please note that places are limited on some optional courses. Admission onto any particular course is not guaranteed and may be subject to timetabling constraints and/or students meeting specific prerequisite requirements.


Course number, title (unit value)

Introductory course

EC400 Introductory Course in Mathematics and Statistics (0.0) #

Papers 1 & 2

Courses to the value of 2.0 unit(s) from the following:


EC402 Econometrics (1.0) #


EC411 Microeconomics (1.0) #


EC413 Macroeconomics (1.0) #

Papers 3 & 4

Courses to the value of 2.0 unit(s) from the following:


EH428 History of Economics: Making Political Economy into a Social Science (0.5)  (not available 2021/22)


EH429 History of Economics: Ideas, Policy and Performativity (0.5)


PH405 Philosophy of the Social Sciences (1.0)


PH413 Philosophy of Economics (1.0) #


PH415 Philosophy and Public Policy (1.0)


PH416 Philosophy, Morals and Politics (1.0)


PH419 Set Theory and Further Logic (1.0) #


PH425 Business and Organisational Ethics (0.5)


PH427 Genes, Brains and Society (0.5)


PH430 Einstein for Everyone: From time travel to the edge of the universe (0.5) #


PH431 Physics and Uncertainty: From Quantum Jumps to Stock Market Crashes (0.5) #


PH433 Philosophy of Gender and Race (0.5)


PH456 Rationality and Choice (1.0) #


PH458 Evidence and Policy (0.5)

Paper 5

PH499 Dissertation (1.0)


Students must also take the following non-assessed course:


PH418 Dissertation Seminar - Economics and Philosophy (0.0)

# means there may be prerequisites for this course. Please view the course guide for more information.

Note for prospective students:
For changes to graduate course and programme information for the next academic session, please see the graduate summary page for prospective students. Changes to course and programme information for future academic sessions can be found on the graduate summary page for future students.