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UCT Management Studies Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE) Requirements

The requirements for undertaking the University of Cape Town (UCT) Management Studies Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE).

This classic combination of Politics, Philosophy and Economics involves an academically rigorous grounding in all of these closely connected subjects, as well as the opportunity to specialise in one or more of them. Students follow a curriculum designed in consultation with all three participating academic disciplines. After the PPE Humanities, depending on the courses they have chosen, students may study for Honours degrees in any of the three fields or in PPE. Graduates of the PPE have followed many careers, including work in commerce, government and non-governmental organisations.

Convener:

Dr Ryan Nefdt (Philosophy)

Curriculum for 1st, 2nd and 3rd year PPE Humanities:

First year: 8 semester courses
(a) ECO1010F Microeconomics
(b) ECO1011S Macroeconomics
(c) PHI1010S Ethics
(d) PHI1024F Introduction to Philosophy
(e) POL1004F Introduction to Politics
(f) POL1005S Introduction to Politics B
(g) STA1000S Statistics 1000
(h)    One of the following:
  MAM1010F Mathematics 1010
  MAM1000W Mathematics 1000
All possible second year options are listed below, but please note that available options will vary each year, depending on course timetables. In any given year, it is unavoidable that some options will be unavailable because of timetable clashes with required courses.

Second year: 8 semester courses

(a) ECO2003F Microeconomics II
(b) ECO2004S Macroeconomics II
(c) ECO2007S Cooperation and Competition
(d) PHI2041S Great Philosophers
(e) PHI2042F Political Philosophy
(f) POL2038F Comparative Politics
(g)    At least one of the following:
  POL2002F Political Theory
  POL2039F Politics of International Economic Relations
  POL2043S South African Politics
  POL2042S Comparative Public Institutions
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(h)    If there is a remaining course, it is to be chosen from the following:

  ECO2008S Development Economics
  PHI2012F Philosophy of Psychology and Mind
  PHI2016S Philosophy of Art and Literature
  PHI2037F Applied Ethics
  PHI2040S Philosophy of Science
  PHI2043F/S Business Ethics
  PHI2044F Philosophy of Mathematics
  PHI2045S Philosophy of Race

All possible third year options are listed below, but please note that available options will vary each year, depending on course timetables. In any given year, it is unavoidable that some options will be unavailable because of timetable clashes with required courses.

Third year: 6 semester courses

(a) ECO3025S Applied International Trade Bargaining
(b) PHI3023F Logic and Language
(c)    At least one of the following:
  POL3029F Politics of Africa and the Global South
  POL3030F Conflict in World Politics
  POL3037F South African Public Policy Analysis
POL3045S Global Governance
  POL3038S Urban Politics and Administration
  POL3046S South African Political Thought
(d)    Remaining courses to be selected from this list:
  ECO3009F Natural Resource Economics
  ECO3016F History of Economic Thought
  ECO3020F Advanced Macro and Microeconomics
  ECO3021S Quantitative Methods in Economics
  ECO3022S Advanced Labour Economics
  ECO3023S Public Sector Economics
  ECO3024F International Trade and Finance
  PHI3024S Metaphysics and Epistemology

Your next move

UCT offers many programmes. If you do not meet up to the requirements of this programme you can consider another programme on the list. Go to >> University of Cape Town Faculties/Programmes.

However, if you meet the requirements and wish to apply to study this course. You can simply check the application processes.

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