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Postgraduate

Postgraduate degrees in PPE include the Bachelor of Arts Honours BA(Hons) and the Coursework Master of Arts (Coursework MA).

  • Students with a BA in PPE or the equivalent and at least a B+ average in their 300-level papers can apply to pursue either postgraduate qualification.
  • Postgraduate degrees in PPE (BA Honours and MA) include coursework in at least two of the three disciplines. Students planning on taking 400-level papers in Economics should complete the necessary prerequisites at undergraduate level.
    See a list of the prerequisite papers for 400-level Economics. (Word doc, 72KB)
  • Note that all dissertations completed as part of a PPE postgraduate degree are interdisciplinary research projects reflecting the student's area of interest and supervised by PPE staff; the existing ECON and PHIL designations are provisional.

For more information contact the programme director:
Email ppe@otago.ac.nz

Bachelor of Arts Honours in PPE

The Bachelor of Arts Honours (BA Hons) degree in PPE combines 400-level course work with independent research; the degree is normally completed over two semesters of full-time work.  

Coursework Master of Arts in PPE

The new coursework Master of Arts (MA) in PPE combines 400-level and 500-level course work with independent research; the degree is normally completed over 12 months or three semesters of full-time work.

Find out more about the Coursework Master of Arts.

Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Papers
  • One of:
    • ECON 492  Dissertation for Philosophy, Politics and Economics
    • PHIL 490  Dissertation
  • Three further 400-level ECON, PHIL, POLS papers

  • No more than 100 points may be from any one of the component disciplines.

Master of Arts (MA) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics - coursework option

Papers

No more than 80 points may be from any one of the component disciplines.

CLAS 440 may be substituted for one 400-level PHIL paper.

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