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Philosophy, Politics and Economics BA (Hons)

Durham University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Stephenson College

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Students on this degree learn through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials (Politics and Economics), workshops (Economics only), informal but scheduled one-to-one support, and self-directed learning, such as research, reading, and writing. All of these are supported by a virtual learning environment, Durham University Online (duo). Seminars, tutorials, and workshops are much smaller groups than lectures, with tutorials often involving between eight and 20 students working with a member of staff; seminars and workshops can be larger but are still small enough to allow interaction with the tutors. This emphasis on small-group teaching reflects a conscious choice to enhance the quality of the learning experience rather than the number of formal sessions. In fact, the degree is designed to feature fewer formal sessions and more independent research as you move from your first to your final year.Small-group teaching and meetings with a personal academic advisor (provided for all students when they enter the course) are part of the learning experience throughout, but by the final year, classroom time gives way, to some extent, to independent research, including a capstone dissertation that makes up a third of final year credits. In this way, the degree systematically transforms you from a consumer of knowledge in the classroom to a generator of knowledge, ready for professional or postgraduate life. These formal teaching arrangements are supported by “drop-in” surgeries with teaching staff and induction sessions that begin in the week before the start of the degree and continue at key times during each year of the course.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 21,730per year

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Entry requirements

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A level : A*AA

Specific subjects/grades required for entry:Grade A or higher in Mathematics and an accepted arts/humanities subject.Specific subjects excluded for entry:General Studies and Critical Thinking.Information:Please check the website for accepted arts/humanities subjects.Applicants are encouraged to avoid studying both Economics and Business Studies A2 Level. If an applicant is taking Maths and Further Maths, a further two subjects must be taken at A2-level. Applicants taking Science A-levels that include a practical compone

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University information

Durham University

  • University League Table

    6th

  • Campus address

    Durham University, The Palatine Centre, Stockton Road, Durham, Durham, DH1 3LE, England

By inspiring students to do outstanding things at Durham, the university believes they will do outstanding things in the world.
Durham's famous cathedral and castle are at the heart of the city – and the heart of the university – forming a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Beyond studies, Durham offers a student experience and college life that is truly unique.

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  • Student satisfaction

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    3.79 76%

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  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.82 76%

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    5

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