Department of Political Science


POLS0015 PPE Capstone Project: Selected Topics - 3rd Year BSc PPE students only

Course Code: POLS0015

Course Tutor: Dr Thomas Gift (Department of Political Science), Dr James Wilson (Department of Philosophy) and Dr Valerie Lechene (Department of Economics)

Length: One Term (Autumn Term)

Teaching: 30 contact hours

Assessment: 2 hour examination (100%)

Credits: 15 credits, 4 (US), 7.5 (ECTS) 

Module Level: L6 (Advanced)

PPE; development, poverty; sustainability

About this course

This module is a core third year module for students on the BSc Philosophy, Politics and Economics degree, it cannot be taken by external students. 

This module constitutes a capstone experience for students pursuing the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) major. The goal is to integrate literatures, insights, and approaches from all three disciplines in a way that enables students to think critically about exigent social challenges. Throughout the course, students will gain an understanding of how studying the nexus of philosophy, politics, and economics is instructive for how individuals, organizations, societies, governments, and multilateral agencies interact. It will address dilemmas through both normative and empirical lenses, ask students to grapple with complex (and sometimes contradictory) theories across disciplines, and emphasize a pluralist approach to evidence-based argumentation. This year’s theme for the PPE capstone is “development.”