Each year you will take four course units in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
Students will take a common first year consisting of introductory course units in the principles of economics, quantitative methods, politics and government, and fundamental questions in philosophy.
In the second and third years students will have the flexibility to focus their course units towards one or two of the main disciplines, graduating with one of three possible degrees: a BSc Politics, Philosophy and Economics for students who take a sufficient number of advanced Economics course units; a BA Politics, Philosophy and Economics for students who take fewer advanced level Economics courses; and a BA Politics and Philosophy with Economics for students who do not proceed to advanced-level Economics.
All students take a final year advanced seminar unit in politics, philosophy and economics that culminates with a dissertation.
All undergraduate degree courses at Royal Holloway are based on the course unit system. This system provides an effective and flexible approach to study, while ensuring that our degrees have a coherent and developmental structure. In the case of combined degree courses, this approach also makes it possible to change the balance of your subjects during your time at Royal Holloway.
The websites of the Department of Classics and Philosophy, Department of Politics and International Relations and Department of Economics give further information about the department and their research.