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Undergraduate Programme Specification

BA Politics, Philosophy and Economics

Academic Year 2021/22

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Programme Title BA Politics, Philosophy and Economics Final Award
(exit route if applicable for Postgraduate Taught Programmes)
Bachelor of Arts
Programme Code PPE-BA-S UCAS Code LV00 HECoS Code 100337 - Philosophy - 33
100450 - Economics - 33
100491 - Politics - 34
ATAS Clearance Required No
Mode of Study Full Time
Type of Programme Single Honours Length of Programme 3 Academic Year(s) Total Credits for Programme 360
Exit Awards available

Institute Information

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics

Quality Code
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code

Higher Education Credit Framework for England
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/higher-education-credit-framework-for-england

Level 6

Subject Benchmark Statements
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

The Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK Degree-Awarding Bodies
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/quality-code/qualifications-frameworks.pdf

Politics and International Relations (2015)

Accreditations (PSRB)

Regulation Information

Does the Programme have any approved exemptions from the University General Regulations
(Please see General Regulations)

No

Programme Specific Regulations

General University Regulations apply at all Stages

Students with protected characteristics

The School works with internship and placement providers and partner institutions to ensure that students with disabilities are able to complete residence abroad requirements.

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

No

Educational Aims Of Programme

• Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) brings together three of the most important approaches to understanding the social and human world around us, creating an integrated multi and interdisciplinary programme that develops skills and knowledge useful for a whole range of future careers in politics, the civil service, journalism, the media, think tanks and business. The programme seeks to equip students with a multi-dimensional analytical lens that can be applied to the analysis of a range of complex problems and issues. The aim is to facilitate student choice within a structured framework. It is possible to specialise in any one of the disciplinary areas of study, or to study equal amounts of each.

• The study of Politics is intended to acquaint students with the institutions and processes that govern our lives as members of nations, states and other groupings, illuminating processes of democratic participation, interest representation and the exercise of power. The aim is to enable students to evaluate the choices political systems, whether national, sub-national, regional or international, represent and must regularly make, and to enhance their understanding of the processes that maintain or change those systems.

• The Philosophy component of the degree programme aims to develop student’s analytical rigour, their ability to think critically, to reason logically and to be able to apply those skills to questions of how we acquire knowledge and how we make ethical and justifiable judgements.

• The Economic element of the programme is designed to give students an appreciation of the general workings of the economy, to acquaint them with the kind of choices and issues to be considered in matters of wealth generation and distribution. The aim here is to enable students to make sense of government economic policy making, the conduct of businesses and the enormous changes occurring in economic systems throughout the world by focusing on the behaviour of individual units and on the aggregate behaviour of groups, societies and international markets. The programme also aims to familiarise students with a range of economic analytical techniques and methods.

• Two core interdisciplinary modules at level 2 address the interface and overlap between the three disciplines. These modules make a significant contribution to the overall coherence of the degree programme and enable students to make linkages and create synergies within their threefold disciplinary training.

• Overall PPE encourages students to relate the academic study of social phenomena both to questions of public concern and to academic theory in all three disciplines. It does so through the core compulsory modules which structure the degree. Students are required to take one module in each discipline at levels 1 and 2 and 2 disciplines at level 3. This ensures an grounding in all three disciplines. They are also required to take two core interdisciplinary modules, which will illuminate the linkages and complementarities between the various disciplines.

• An emphasis is placed on the development of cognitive and social skills relevant to personal, intellectual and vocational development, not least through an optional internship programme involving work-based learning. The programme exposes students to some of the key analytical techniques, assumptions, ideas and processes used to frame decision-making in both public and private sectors. An optional dissertation gives students the opportunity to undertake a significant piece of sustained research, which will enable students to demonstrate organizational skills, research capacity, initiative, time management and personal discipline.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Gather, organise and deploy evidence, data and information from a variety of secondary and some primary sources, so as to formulate and support a line of reasoning, or argument;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

This programme will enable learners to develop generic analytical, reasoning, literacy and communication skills.

Methods of Assessment

These general cognitive skills will be assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including essays, exams, journals, group-work, portfolios and tutorial contributions. A currently ongoing Academic Year Review process forms the basis for extending innovation in assessment, including the range and types of coursework elements offered, across modules on the programme.

Identify, investigate, analyse, formulate and advocate solutions to problems;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The learner will be introduced to problem solving and information processing strategies, as well as the general methodological and theoretical approaches of politics, philosophy and economics.

Methods of Assessment

These general cognitive skills will be assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including essays, exams, journals, group-work, portfolios and tutorial contributions. A currently ongoing Academic Year Review process forms the basis for extending innovation in assessment, including the range and types of coursework elements offered, across modules on the programme.

Synthesise relevant information and exercise critical judgement, primarily through essay writing;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Self-reflection and evaluation will further enhance the critical thinking and sound judgement of the learner.

Methods of Assessment

These general cognitive skills will be assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including essays, exams, journals, group-work, portfolios and tutorial contributions. A currently ongoing Academic Year Review process forms the basis for extending innovation in assessment, including the range and types of coursework elements offered, across modules on the programme.

Reflect on their own learning and seek and make use of constructive feedback;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The learner will gain both skills and confidence through oral and written assignments, discussion groups and team tasks.

Methods of Assessment

These general cognitive skills will be assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including essays, exams, journals, group-work, portfolios and tutorial contributions. A currently ongoing Academic Year Review process forms the basis for extending innovation in assessment, including the range and types of coursework elements offered, across modules on the programme.

Manage their own learning self critically;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The modules within the programme are laid out to foster the development of the above cognitive skills, and are delivered through a variety of teaching methods including formal lectures, small group tutorials and seminars, many of which will be enhanced by learning aids such as power point presentations and handouts.

Methods of Assessment

These general cognitive skills will be assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including essays, exams, journals, group-work, portfolios and tutorial contributions. A currently ongoing Academic Year Review process forms the basis for extending innovation in assessment, including the range and types of coursework elements offered, across modules on the programme.

Recognise the importance of explicit referencing and the ethical requirements of study, which requires critical and reflective use of information and information technology in the learning process;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students will learn through speaking, listening, reading and writing, by engaging with printed, oral, broadcast and electronic sources, by participating in group and individual work and through processes of observation, participation and reflection.

Methods of Assessment

These general cognitive skills will be assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including essays, exams, journals, group-work, portfolios and tutorial contributions. A currently ongoing Academic Year Review process forms the basis for extending innovation in assessment, including the range and types of coursework elements offered, across modules on the programme.

Use deductive and inductive modes of reasoning.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

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Methods of Assessment

These general cognitive skills will be assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including essays, exams, journals, group-work, portfolios and tutorial contributions. A currently ongoing Academic Year Review process forms the basis for extending innovation in assessment, including the range and types of coursework elements offered, across modules on the programme.

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

The politics element of the degree programme will provide students with an ability to:
• Understand the nature and significance of politics as a human activity;
• Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of political systems and evaluate the distribution of power within them;
• Appreciate the contested nature of politics as an activity and as an academic discipline;
• Assess different interpretations of political issues and events.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Learners will participate in teaching methods that include formal lectures, small group tutorials and seminars, which will be enhanced by learning aids such as power point presentations and handouts.

Methods of Assessment

Learners will be assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative means, including essays, exams, and tutorial contributions and, depending on module choice, through the production of learning journals, portfolios and group projects. A currently ongoing Academic Year Review process forms the basis for extending innovation in assessment, including the range and types of coursework elements offered, across modules on the programme.

The philosophy element of the degree programme will provide students with:

• Familiarity with the writings of some of the major philosophers;
• Familiarity with some of the theories and arguments in the fields of moral philosophy, the philosophy of religion (metaphysics), and epistemology;
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• The opportunity to specialise in logic and or philosophy of mind.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

While these teaching and assessment methods are intended to deliver information to the students and test their knowledge of that information, it is expected that students will engage with knowledge on their own terms and develop the skills and confidence to independently process and understand that knowledge.

Methods of Assessment

Learners will be assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative means, including essays, exams, and tutorial contributions and, depending on module choice, through the production of learning journals, portfolios and group projects. A currently ongoing Academic Year Review process forms the basis for extending innovation in assessment, including the range and types of coursework elements offered, across modules on the programme.

The economics element of the degree programme will provide students with:

• A coherent core of economic principles, based on either verbal, graphical or mathematical understanding, covering microeconomic issues of decision and choice, pricing, principal-agent relations and economic welfare, and macroeconomic issues of employment, national incomes, growth, business cycles, inflation, money and finance.
• A knowledge of the sources and uses of economic data.
• An ability to apply a core of economic principles and reasoning to a variety of applied topics such as government policy, or business decisions.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

This will include the critical reading of a wide range of texts including policy documents, monographs, scholarly articles, statistics and data sets, newspapers, textbooks and sources on the internet.

Methods of Assessment

Learners will be assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative means, including essays, exams, and tutorial contributions and, depending on module choice, through the production of learning journals, portfolios and group projects. A currently ongoing Academic Year Review process forms the basis for extending innovation in assessment, including the range and types of coursework elements offered, across modules on the programme.

Finally interdisciplinary modules will provide students with knowledge and understanding of how political, philosophical and economic analyses inter-relate and complement one another, when applied to a range of issues relating to the structure and organisation of society.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students are also expected to engage in independent research using both primary and or secondary sources and appropriate methods of enquiry.

Methods of Assessment

Learners will be assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative means, including essays, exams, and tutorial contributions and, depending on module choice, through the production of learning journals, portfolios and group projects.

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Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Students will also participate in group discussion, communicating ideas and presenting their own work in a variety of formats, including debates, case studies, role play and simulations.

Methods of Assessment

Learners will be assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative means, including essays, exams, and tutorial contributions and, depending on module choice, through the production of learning journals, portfolios and group projects.

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Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The programme also provides opportunity for some contact with political actors through experiential learning in the form of an optional internship.

Methods of Assessment

Learners will be assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative means, including essays, exams, and tutorial contributions and, depending on module choice, through the production of learning journals, portfolios and group projects.

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Apply concepts, theories and methods used in the study of politics to the analysis of political ideas, institutions and practices;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

This programme encourages learners to develop skills that are both subject specific to politics, philosophy and economics, but also interdisciplinary in nature concerning an understanding of the ways in which the three disciplines overlap and complement one another. These include:

Methods of Assessment

The methods used to assess this knowledge include a variety of traditional and innovative methods including essays, exams, journals, portfolios, dissertations and tutorial contributions. A currently ongoing Academic Year Review process forms the basis for extending innovation in assessment, including the range and types of coursework elements offered, across modules on the programme.

Relate the study of politics to questions of public concern;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

• critical engagements with major thinkers, debates and intellectual paradigms within politics, philosophy and economics;

Methods of Assessment

Assessment methods will be used for diagnostic, formative and summative purposes, so as to allow students to demonstrate their learning according to explicit and transparent assessment criteria.

Appreciate, through the core interdisciplinary modules how political, philosophical and economic analyses inter-relate and complement one another.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The teaching methods used to embed this knowledge and understanding include formal lectures, small group tutorials and seminars, many of which will be enhanced by learning aids such as power point presentations and handouts.

Methods of Assessment

The methods used to assess this knowledge include a variety of traditional and innovative methods including essays, exams, journals, portfolios, dissertations and tutorial contributions.

Decide what should be given as taken or fixed for the purposes of setting up a framework for solving a problem.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The teaching methods used to embed this knowledge and understanding include formal lectures, small group tutorials and seminars, many of which will be enhanced by learning aids such as power point presentations and handouts.

Methods of Assessment

The methods used to assess this knowledge include a variety of traditional and innovative methods including essays, exams, journals, portfolios, dissertations and tutorial contributions.

Abstract the features of complex systems and construct a usable framework for an evaluation and assessment of the effects of policy, or other exogenous events;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The teaching methods used to embed this knowledge and understanding include formal lectures, small group tutorials and seminars, many of which will be enhanced by learning aids such as power point presentations and handouts.

Methods of Assessment

The methods used to assess this knowledge include a variety of traditional and innovative methods including essays, exams, journals, portfolios, dissertations and tutorial contributions.

Understand how to use and analyse economic data;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The teaching methods used to embed this knowledge and understanding include formal lectures, small group tutorials and seminars, many of which will be enhanced by learning aids such as power point presentations and handouts.

Methods of Assessment

The methods used to assess this knowledge include a variety of traditional and innovative methods including essays, exams, journals, portfolios, dissertations and tutorial contributions.

Have some appreciation of quantitative techniques and economic modelling;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The teaching methods used to embed this knowledge and understanding include formal lectures, small group tutorials and seminars, many of which will be enhanced by learning aids such as power point presentations and handouts.

Methods of Assessment

The methods used to assess this knowledge include a variety of traditional and innovative methods including essays, exams, journals, portfolios, dissertations and tutorial contributions.

Apply economic reasoning to policy issues;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The teaching methods used to embed this knowledge and understanding include formal lectures, small group tutorials and seminars, many of which will be enhanced by learning aids such as power point presentations and handouts.

Methods of Assessment

The methods used to assess this knowledge include a variety of traditional and innovative methods including essays, exams, journals, portfolios, dissertations and tutorial contributions.

Identify textually based arguments and subject their structure and implications to rigorous assessment;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The teaching methods used to embed this knowledge and understanding include formal lectures, small group tutorials and seminars, many of which will be enhanced by learning aids such as power point presentations and handouts.

Methods of Assessment

The methods used to assess this knowledge include a variety of traditional and innovative methods including essays, exams, journals, portfolios, dissertations and tutorial contributions.

Abstract, analyse and construct logical arguments, employing the techniques of formal and informal methods of reasoning as appropriate, together with an ability to recognise any fallacies;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The teaching methods used to embed this knowledge and understanding include formal lectures, small group tutorials and seminars, many of which will be enhanced by learning aids such as power point presentations and handouts.

Methods of Assessment

The methods used to assess this knowledge include a variety of traditional and innovative methods including essays, exams, journals, portfolios, dissertations and tutorial contributions.

Appreciate how generalisations can be supported or weakened by detailed discussion;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

The teaching methods used to embed this knowledge and understanding include formal lectures, small group tutorials and seminars, many of which will be enhanced by learning aids such as power point presentations and handouts.

Methods of Assessment

The methods used to assess this knowledge include a variety of traditional and innovative methods including essays, exams, journals, portfolios, dissertations and tutorial contributions.

Appreciate and apply a range of techniques of philosophical reasoning;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

• examining competing approaches to politics, philosophy and economics.

Methods of Assessment

The methods used to assess this knowledge include a variety of traditional and innovative methods including essays, exams, journals, portfolios, dissertations and tutorial contributions.

Place questions of political and international order and decision making at the centre of analysis;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

• explaining changing patterns of political power, changes in policy, in economic performance and in the salience of various ideas;

Methods of Assessment

The methods used to assess this knowledge include a variety of traditional and innovative methods including essays, exams, journals, portfolios, dissertations and tutorial contributions.

Relate academic theories to policies in practice;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

• exploring emerging political, philosophical and economic issues;

Methods of Assessment

These methods will include unseen exams, essays, reports, discussions, oral and written assignments and will test students ability to grasp a range of political, philosophical and economic concepts, structure logical answers, digest and précis a range of sources and apply theories to cases.

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

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Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

PPE students will be able to formulate and disseminate reasoned arguments and draw logical conclusions based on supporting evidence derived from a variety of sources, through speech and in writing, as a consequence of participating in such forms of assessment.

Methods of Assessment

Transferable skills will be assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including essays, exams, journals, group-work, portfolios and tutorial contributions. A currently ongoing Academic Year Review process forms the basis for extending innovation in assessment, including the range and types of coursework elements offered, across modules on the programme.

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Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

This broad portfolio of skills will be delivered through a variety of teaching methods including formal lectures, small group tutorials and seminars, many of which will be enhanced by learning aids such as power point presentations and handouts.

Methods of Assessment

Transferable skills will be assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including essays, exams, journals, group-work, portfolios and tutorial contributions. A currently ongoing Academic Year Review process forms the basis for extending innovation in assessment, including the range and types of coursework elements offered, across modules on the programme.

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Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

and the ability to work independently; the capacity to apply academic theories to practical situations particularly policy relevant contexts and formal public decision making.

Methods of Assessment

Transferable skills will be assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including essays, exams, journals, group-work, portfolios and tutorial contributions. A currently ongoing Academic Year Review process forms the basis for extending innovation in assessment, including the range and types of coursework elements offered, across modules on the programme.

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Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

career management (including building a learning portfolio and developing a CV – see earlier reference to personal tutoring and PDP’s);

Methods of Assessment

Transferable skills will be assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including essays, exams, journals, group-work, portfolios and tutorial contributions. A currently ongoing Academic Year Review process forms the basis for extending innovation in assessment, including the range and types of coursework elements offered, across modules on the programme.

Appreciate the complexity of inter-relationships between seemingly discrete social phenomena, thus seeing beyond the direct or short-term effects of a particular action or decision, while having sensitivity to their likely long term implications.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

time management skills (working to deadlines, prioritizing demands);

Methods of Assessment

Transferable skills will be assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including essays, exams, journals, group-work, portfolios and tutorial contributions. A currently ongoing Academic Year Review process forms the basis for extending innovation in assessment, including the range and types of coursework elements offered, across modules on the programme.

Think strategically and logically about opportunity costs and incentives arising from resource constraints, particular sets of rules, and in situations of conflict, bargaining and negotiation;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

IT skills (including powerpoint, use of the internet as a research tool, Queens Online);

Methods of Assessment

Transferable skills will be assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including essays, exams, journals, group-work, portfolios and tutorial contributions. A currently ongoing Academic Year Review process forms the basis for extending innovation in assessment, including the range and types of coursework elements offered, across modules on the programme.

Collaborate with others to achieve common goals through group work, group projects and group presentations;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

interpersonal skills (small group or team work activities, debate, discussion);

Methods of Assessment

Transferable skills will be assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including essays, exams, journals, group-work, portfolios and tutorial contributions. A currently ongoing Academic Year Review process forms the basis for extending innovation in assessment, including the range and types of coursework elements offered, across modules on the programme.

Work independently and demonstrate initiative, self-organisation and time management as a mature independent learner;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

writing skills (note-taking, organizational skills, logical progression of argument, the ability to gather information from a wide range of both contemporary and archival sources, prioritizing information, using data, statistical techniques and quantitative methods);

Methods of Assessment

Transferable skills will be assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including essays, exams, journals, group-work, portfolios and tutorial contributions. A currently ongoing Academic Year Review process forms the basis for extending innovation in assessment, including the range and types of coursework elements offered, across modules on the programme.

Use communication and information technology, for the retrieval and presentation of information, including where appropriate statistical and numerical information;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

communication (presentations, written assignments, teamwork);

Methods of Assessment

Transferable skills will be assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including essays, exams, journals, group-work, portfolios and tutorial contributions. A currently ongoing Academic Year Review process forms the basis for extending innovation in assessment, including the range and types of coursework elements offered, across modules on the programme.

Communicate effectively and fluently in speech and writing;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

This programme enables learners to develop a broad portfolio of interdisciplinary skills which will enhance their employability and/or provide them with a sound basis for progression to further research at postgraduate level (either MA or doctoral work) or elsewhere. The learner will develop skills in the following areas:

Methods of Assessment

Transferable skills will be assessed by a variety of traditional and innovative methods including essays, exams, journals, group-work, portfolios and tutorial contributions. A currently ongoing Academic Year Review process forms the basis for extending innovation in assessment, including the range and types of coursework elements offered, across modules on the programme.

Module Information

Stages and Modules

Module Title Module Code Level/ stage Credits

Availability

Duration Pre-requisite

Assessment

S1 S2 Core Option Coursework % Practical % Examination %
Philosophy and The Good Life PHL1004 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 35% 10% 55%
Introductory Logic PHL1003 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 35% 10% 55%
Contemporary Europe PAI1001 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Philosophy and Human Nature PHL1001 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 35% 10% 55%
Issues in Contemporary Politics PAI1003 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 30% 10% 60%
Perspectives on Politics PAI1007 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
The Economy ECO1013 1 40 YES YES 12 weeks N YES 50% 0% 50%
Identity Politics in Diverse Societies PAI2066 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Earth, Energy, Ethics and Economy: The Politics of Unsustainability PAI3026 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
The Politics & Economics of the Devolved UK PAI2045 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Issues in the Philosophy of Science PHL3001 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Data Analysis and Optimisation ECO2023 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 40% 10% 50%
The Politics of Deeply Divided Societies PAI2011 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Managerial Economics ECO2009 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Macroeconomic Policy and Performance ECO2002 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 40% 0% 60%
Quantitative Methods ECO1009 1 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 0% 0% 100%
Philosophy for Children PHL3068 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Asylum and Migration in Global Politics PAI3041 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Environmental Economics ECO3037 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 25% 25% 50%
Labour Economics ECO3019 3 20 YES 12 weeks Y YES 25% 0% 75%
Public Economics ECO3012 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 30% 0% 70%
International Economics ECO3036 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 75% 25% 0%
Economic History ECO3020 3 20 YES 12 weeks Y YES 90% 10% 0%
Democracy, Ethics & Economics PAI2044 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Global Pol. Econ. of Energy PAI3012 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Politics of the Global Economy PAI3063 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Moral Theories PHL2000 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Knowledge and Reality PHL2001 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Topics in Epistemology PHL3013 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Studying Politics PAI2043 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
International Organisations PAI2056 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Introduction to the Philosophy of Science PHL2027 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
British Politics in crisis? PAI2002 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
International Relations PAI2017 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
American Politics PAI2018 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Contemporary Political Philosophy PAI3025 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
The Far Right in Western Europe and North America PAI3056 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 40% 60% 0%
Challenges to contemporary party politics PAI3067 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Internship PAI3097 3 40 YES YES 12 weeks Y YES 100% 0% 0%
Applied Ethics PHL3064 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Mind and Language PHL2026 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Irish Politics PAI2013 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 30% 10% 60%
The Placement PAI3089 3 20 YES YES 12 weeks Y YES 100% 0% 0%
History of Philosophy PHL2016 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Modern Political Thought PAI2005 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Dissertation PPE PAI3090 3 40 YES YES 24 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Politics and International Relations of East Asia PAI3101 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 100% 0% 0%
Security and Terrorism PAI2055 2 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 90% 10% 0%
Philosophical Theology PHL3034 3 20 YES 12 weeks N YES 40% 0% 60%

Notes

Students must take 120 credits - 6 MODULES (THREE in Semester 1 and THREE in Semester 2). Students are required to take: (a) PAI3090 Dissertation (PPE) (double weighted - both semesters) plus FOUR modules (at least TWO SUBJECT areas PAI/PHL/ECO); OR (b) PAI3097 Internship (double weighted - either semester) plus FOUR modules (at least TWO SUBJECT areas PAI/PHL/ECO); OR (c) SIX modules (at least ONE FROM EACH SUBJECT area PAI/PHL/ECO; you are advised to seek Advisor’s input). PLEASE NOTE: Students are NOT permitted to take TWO double-weighted modules. “Students will be notified each academic year of the optional modules being offered in the following academic year. Students are advised that not all optional modules will necessarily be offered in each academic year. Also, the delivery of a module may be subject to a minimum number of enrolments as well as unforeseen circumstances (e.g. illness of a member of staff). The range and content of optional modules will change over time as degree programmes develop and students’ choice of optional modules may also be limited due to timetabling constraints.“

Students must take 120 credits - 6 MODULES (THREE in Semester 1 and THREE in Semester 2). Students must take FOUR CORE modules. Students are required to take TWO OPTIONAL modules, ONE module in semester 1 and ONE module in semester 2. “Students will be notified each academic year of the optional modules being offered in the following academic year. Students are advised that not all optional modules will necessarily be offered in each academic year. Also, the delivery of a module may be subject to a minimum number of enrolments as well as unforeseen circumstances (e.g. illness of a member of staff). The range and content of optional modules will change over time as degree programmes develop and students’ choice of optional modules may also be limited due to timetabling constraints.“ Students are encouraged to consider enhancing their undergraduate experience by taking one of the International study options. These are: o Studying for one semester exchange at one of our partner universities in Europe through the ERASMUS student exchange programme • Studying for one semester at one of our partner universities in the United States through our American student exchange programme. For further information about semester abroad opportunities, contact Advisor of Studies or happexp@qub.ac.uk

Students must take 120 credits - 6 MODULES (THREE in Semester 1 and THREE in Semester 2). Students must take THREE CORE modules. Students are required to take ONE of TWO Philosophy modules (PHL2000 and PHL2016) PLUS an additional TWO modules (for a total of THREE modules per semester) “Students will be notified each academic year of the optional modules being offered in the following academic year. Students are advised that not all optional modules will necessarily be offered in each academic year. Also, the delivery of a module may be subject to a minimum number of enrolments as well as unforeseen circumstances (e.g. illness of a member of staff). The range and content of optional modules will change over time as degree programmes develop and students’ choice of optional modules may also be limited due to timetabling constraints.“ Students are encouraged to consider enhancing their undergraduate experience by taking one of the International study options. These are: o Studying for one semester exchange at one of our partner universities in Europe through the ERASMUS student exchange programme • Studying for one semester at one of our partner universities in the United States through our American student exchange programme. For further information about semester abroad opportunities, contact Advisor of Studies or happexp@qub.ac.uk