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Philosophy and Economics MA (Hons)

University of Edinburgh

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UCAS CODE: VL51

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  • Qualification

    Master of Arts (with Honours) - MA (Hons)

  • Location

    Central area campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Philosophy has been at the core of Western intellectual life for at least 2,500 years and it is central to our understanding of the world and of our place in and interaction with it. Philosophy provides the tools whereby the presuppositions of all areas of intellectual and practical activity may be systematically and critically examined. While there are different approaches that philosophers have taken, characteristic of philosophy is the emphasis on the use of argument, critical enquiry, rigour in reasoning, and clarity of expression, including the making of pertinent distinctions. The University has a strong historic connection to the subject, counting Adam Ferguson and Sir William Hamilton among its former students. Edinburgh has one of the UK’s largest philosophy departments and the Philosophy Society attracts high-profile speakers. Our programme is structured in such a way that you will cover the basics of Western philosophy and have the opportunity to specialise in the areas of most interest. Economics is the study of the incentives that shape and reconcile the decisions that individuals, businesses, governments and societies make, and the macroeconomic outcomes such as economic fluctuations, growth, unemployment and crises, which may arise from those decisions. Studying philosophy and economics will equip you with the key skills to engage with the philosophical and economic debates of the day. You will acquire the necessary frameworks for thinking about philosophical issues, combined with the quantitative skills for answering economic questions.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 22,000per year

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Entry requirements

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A level : ABB - AAA

Required subjects: A Levels: Mathematics at B, or AS Mathematics at A (if A Level not taken). GCSEs: English at C or 4.

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University information

University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    15th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    20th out of 78 1

    13th out of 52 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    179 80%

    9th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    77 77%

    47th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%

    58th

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    177 83%

    6th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68 68%

    26th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.89 78%

    44th

    2

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