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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Philosophy Economics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The MSc Economics and Philosophy offers a unique combination of rigorous training in economics together with the opportunity to engage with moral, methodological and foundational questions. This thoroughly interdisciplinary programme encourages students to engage constructively with key economic and political issues, whilst allowing them to explore and question their conceptual and theoretical foundations. Questions typically addressed include: What are the moral advantages and disadvantages of market institutions? Can we make interpersonal comparisons of well-being, and if so, how? How do models of economic phenomena relate to the actual social world? What are the assumptions underlying the rational choice model in economics? Can they be normatively justified? Are they descriptively accurate?

Students on this degree have access to the wealth of resources available in both the Economics and the Philosophy departments, including research seminars and colloquia on topics in economics, rational and social choice, scientific evidence and policy-making. The degree offers a good preparation for doctoral research in both economics and philosophy. It also prepares students for careers in financial institutions, and intergovernmental, governmental, and non-governmental organisations, and for employment in such fields as financial and economic journalism and consulting.

Different course options

Full time | London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London | 13 months | AUG

Study mode

Full time

Duration

13 months

Start date

AUG

Modules

This non-assessed course covers topics in the philosophy and methodology of economics.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£21,744

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£21,744

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should normally have a First class honours degree or equivalent with concentration on economics and quantitative subjects. Successful candidates will typically have achieved very good examination results in university-level two-semester length courses in [a] mathematics (both advanced calculus and linear algebra), [b] econometrics and statistics, [c] intermediate macro and microeconomics.