Economics and Philosophy

Studying economics alongside philosophy is an excellent combination of the practical with the theoretical.  The study of economics gives you the chance to develop important tools for understanding contemporary society and the challenges it faces.  Studying philosophy, on the other hand, enables you to explore more fundamental issues raised by the study of economics, such as human nature, the concept of value, the nature of society, and the nature of scientific knowledge.

On this course you will normally take half your modules in Economics and half in Philosophy.

Economics degree courses equip you with a solid grounding in modern economic theory, incorporating the issues underlying current debates on economic policy and the quantitative and analytical skills essential for economists. You will learn a way of thinking that can be applied to challenges in many areas of contemporary concern.

On the other side of the degree, the Philosophy department offers an exciting range of courses taught by researchers who are experts in their fields.  You can develop your understanding of the key areas of philosophy such as ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of mind, theory of knowledge, metaphysics, and logic.  We also have modules on major figures in the history of philosophy:  Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Hegel, and others.

The Philosophy side of the degree is highly flexible, with no required modules.  Dual students have the choice of exactly the same modules as single Philosophy students. Philosophy modules

For more details on the Philosophy side of the degree, click here. For more about Economics at Sheffield, click here. For technical details about this course, including entry requirements, see the University 2018 prospectus.

Study abroad: Opportunities to study abroad for part of your course are available through Erasmus and Study Abroad programmes.

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