Philosophy, Politics and Economics Degree Programmes

Degree Course, Honours and Masters

The Department of Philosophy is the host department for the BSocSci: Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) program. Click here to download a copy of the course information flyer.

Degree Course

BSocSci Philosophy, Politics and Economics (01130056)

A PPE qualification is an internationally recognised ‘brand’, respected for its rigorous training, that immediately gives students entrance into a variety of careers related to economic or political policy making, from journalism to diplomatic service. This qualification will enable students, once they are employed in the public or private sector, to respond in a sensitive, rational and innovative manner to moral problems and challenges within their politico-economic context. 

Minimum requirements APS of 32 and:

 

 

 

 

 

*Students interested in the BSocSci (PPE) programme not complying with the 5 in Mathematics for the programme, but with an APS of 32, and a 5 in English, may be admitted into another degree for the first year. If they register for STK 113 and 123 in their first year of study, and they pass each of these with 60%, they will however then have the option to apply for an internal transfer to the BSocSci (PPE) in their second year of study.

Please click here to download the pamphlet on the BSocSci Option: Philosophy, Politics and Economics Degree Course.

 

Curriculum

 
First year of study

Fundamental modules: AIM

Core modules: Philosophy, Political Sciences, Economics, Stats*

Elective modules: Select 2 first year semester modules (in the same discipline)

*Students who achieved level 5 in Mathematics at Matric level: ● STK 110 and STC 122 are compulsory. ● Students are required to pass STK 110 at 60% in order to continue with STC 122.

Transferring students who achieved level 4 in Mathematics at Matric level and have passed STK 113 and 123 with 60% on each module: ● STK 121 and STC 122 are compulsory. ● Students are required to pass STK 121 at 60% in order to continue with STC 122.

 

Second year of study

Core modules: Philosophy, Political Sciences*, Economics**, Stats

* Students should choose ONE of the following two sequences of Political Sciences modules in Year 2: IPL 210/220 or STL 210/220

** Students should choose ONE of the following two sequences of Economics modules in Year 2: EKN 214/234 or EKN 224/244.

 

Third year of study

Core modules: Philosophy, Political Sciences*, Economics

* Students should choose ONE of the following two sequences of Political Sciences modules in Year 3: IPL 310/320 or STL 310/320.

 

Honours

BSocSciHons (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) 

Please click here for more information on a new honours degree, offered by the Faculty of Humanities, in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

 

Masters

MSocSci (Philosophy, Politics and Economics)

Please click here for more information on the MSocSci course (Philosophy, Politics and Economics).

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