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Bachelor of Arts (BA) Majoring in Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Nueva Zelanda

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¿Qué aprenderé?

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) is Otago's most flexible undergraduate degree programme, enabling students to study from a selection of more than 40 arts and social science subjects, as well as papers offered elsewhere in the University. Academic breadth is complemented by in-depth knowledge gained through majoring in one or two subjects with the option of minors in one or two others.

Students are taught by research-active scholars, are expected to undertake a diverse range of learning tasks and are challenged to develop their intellectual independence. Graduates of the programme are well-informed, versatile, independent thinkers with the information literacy, communication, research and interpersonal skills necessary for a career or further academic study. The completed BA is an possible qualification for the PGDipArts in the major subject of the degree.

Why study PPE?

Students in the Otago PPE programme complete rigorous courses of study in the three core disciplines, in addition to interdisciplinary seminars and original research.

There are natural affinities and common roots among several strands of philosophy, politics, and economics. For example, economics developed from the field of political economy, welfare economics utilises concepts of social justice from philosophy, and the philosophy of science has important implications for methodologies adopted in economics and politics.

The aim of the programme is to give a broader exposure to the range of analytical approaches in these three disciplines than would be gained within any one of the traditional single-discipline majors.

Career opportunities

Graduates with a PPE degree go on to apply their analytical skills in many different fields: recent graduates are working as diplomats, journalists, lawyers, project managers, academics, business executives, entrepreneurs, accountants, and policy analysts.

There are PPE graduates in entertainment, in tourism, and in information technology; those in government work at the Supreme Court and at the Ministries for the Environment, Treasury, Social Development, and Inland Revenue, among others.

You can find people with Otago PPE degrees in government, industry, academia, and civil society in New Zealand, North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Programme Requirements

100-level

  • BSNS 113 Economic Principles and Policy
  • ECON 112 Principles of Economics 2
  • One 100-level PHIL paper (PHIL 103 Ethical Issues, recommended)
  • One 100-level POLS paper (POLS 102 New Zealand Politics - Introduction, recommended)

200-level

  • PHPE 201 Political Economy 1: Method, Philosophy, Applications
  • ECON 201 Microeconomics or ECON 271 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
  • One further 200-level ECON paper
  • One 200-level PHIL paper
  • One 200-level POLS paper
  • one further 200-level ECON, PHIL or POLS papers

300-level

  • Six 300-level ECON, PHIL, PHPE, or POLS papers, including at least one paper in each of Economics, Philosophy, and Politics.
  • CLAS 340 may be substituted for one 300-level PHIL paper.

Plus 72 further points which may be taken from outside Arts

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

Division of Humanities

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (3 )

Costos de estudio
NZ$33.837,00 (US$ 21.962) por año

*El precio que se muestra es una referencia, por favor verificar con la institución

Fecha de inicio

27 Febrero 2023, 10 Julio 2023

Lugar

University of Otago

Dunedin Campus,

362 Leith Street,

DUNEDIN,

North Dunedin,

9016, New Zealand

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

High School Graduation Diploma with minimum B grade average. English language requirements: IELTS score of 6.0 in the academic module (with no individual band below 6.0); Internet-based TOEFL - Score of 80 (writing 20); Paper-based TOEFL - Score of 550 (TWE 4.5); Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - Overall score of 176 (with no individual band below 169); Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - Overall score of 176 (with no individual band below 169); Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic - Overall score of 58 with no communicative skills score below 50.

Para estudiantes internacionales

We recognise many other qualifications as equivalent to the New Zealand qualification for entrance.

We also accept the following international qualifications:

  • International Baccalaureate: IB Diploma with a minimum of 24 points.
  • Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) GCE Advanced Levels: minimum Numerical Score of 8
  • A minimum of CCC across the NCUK IFY
  • Satisfactory completion of one year's study at a recognised tertiary institution.

English language requirements

  • IELTS Academic - IELTS score of 6.0 in the academic module (with no individual band below 5.5). IELTS Online is also accepted.
  • Internet-based TOEFL - Score of 80 (writing 20)
  • Paper-based TOEFL - Score of 550 (TWE 4.5)
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) & Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - Overall score of 176 (with no individual band below 169)
  • CIE - E grade or higher in any one of AS English Language, AS Literature in English or AS Language & Literature in English; OR meeting the NCEA literacy requirements
  • GCE A or AS English Language, Literature in English, Language and Literature in English & GCE AS level General Paper (English) - Grade C or higher
  • IB - English at Higher or Standard level in Language A: literature, Language A: language and literature, or at Higher Level in Language B
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic - Overall score of 50 with no communicative skills score below 42.
  • LanguageCert - International ESOL: C1 Expert (LRWS) with a pass overall and no less than a pass in each skill
  • NZCEL - NZCEL 4 Academic endorsement
  • ELA pathway programmes - Successful completion of the English Pathway for Undergraduate Studies (EPUS) with a C Grade
  • FCertEAP - Successful completion of the certificate with a C Grade

Puede haber diferentes requisitos de IELTS en función del curso elegido.

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