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Postgraduate

Apply for the Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA(Hons)) through the Dunedin campus in 2020

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Apply for the Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (BCom(Hons)) through the Dunedin campus in 2020

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Apply for the Master of Arts (Coursework) (MA(Coursework)) through the Dunedin campus in 2020

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Postgraduate degrees in PPE include the Bachelor of Arts Honours (BA(Hons)), the Postgraduate Degree in Arts Subjects (PGDipArts), the Coursework Master of Arts (Coursework MA), and the Bachelor of Commerce Honours (BCom (Hons)).

  • 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 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. (DOCX)
  • 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

Honours in PPE

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

Master of Arts (Coursework) in PPE

The Master of Arts (Coursework) (MA (Coursework)) is designed to give students the balance of specific subject knowledge plus broad-based skills employers are looking for. It 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.

More about the Master of Arts (Coursework)

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 (Coursework) (MA(Coursework)) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Papers

No more than 90 points may be from any one of the component disciplines.

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

Bachelor of Commerce with Honours (BCom(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.

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