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Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Filosofía, política y economía
Duration
4 years (240 ECTS credits)
Campus
Getafe
Modality
On-campus
Language
Bilingual
Comments

Interuniversitary studies of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid with Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona and Universidad Autonoma de Madrid.

Presentation

The Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics is organized by four universities: Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) de Barcelona, which are responsible for the academic coordination. Its duration is four years, with a single group of 60 students.

A special feature of this degree program is that its teaching takes place in Madrid and Barcelona. The first year is divided between UPF and the UAB and the second between the UAM and the UC3M. In the third year, students can choose between international mobility and/or studying subjects at the university where they are enrolled. The fourth year students focus on their bachelor degree dissertation and rounding out their education with electives.

The objective of this degree program is to create cutting-edge professionals in their areas of expertise. Graduates will have acquired a solid foundation of knowledge in politics and economics as well as the critical and analytical skills fostered by the humanities.

At present, this program is taught at approximately 50 leading universities, which include Duke University, Durham University, the University of Bern, Universität Hamburg, the University of Manchester, the University of North Carolina, the University of Oxford, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Warwick and Yale University. Among their graduates are important figures from the worlds of politics and business.

Employability and profesional internships

UC3M has agreements with over 6000 companies and institutions in which students can undertake internships and access job openings.

A total of 92.3 % of graduates from this University enter the job market the first year after finishing their studies, according to the 2018 XXII Estudio de Inserción Profesional (Professional Placement Study)

International Excellence

QS Top 50 Under 50
Times Higher Education (THE)
Erasmus+

Program

Course 1 - Semester 1

General subjects
SubjectsECTSTYPELanguage
Introduction Political Science6BCSpanish
History of Political Philosophy6BCSpanish
Constitutional organization of government6CSpanish
Mathematics6CSpanish
Contemporary History6CEnglish
These courses are taught in the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona)

Course 1 - Semester 2

General subjects
SubjectsECTSTYPELanguage
Public policy and governance6BCSpanish
Microeconomics6BCEnglish
Ethics6BCSpanish
History of economic thought6BCEnglish
Interdisciplinary Seminar I6CSpanish
These courses are taught in the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Course 2 - Semester 1

General subjects
SubjectsECTSTYPELanguage
Political actors and collective action6BCSpanish
Contemporary political philosophy6BCSpanish
Political analysis and theories of Democracy6CSpanish
Descriptive Statistics6CSpanish
Macroeconomics6CSpanish
These courses are taught in the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Course 2 - Semester 2

General subjects
SubjectsECTSTYPELanguage
International Politics6BCEnglish
Logic and Argumentation6BCEnglish
Microeconomic Theory6CEnglish
Introduction Econometrics6CEnglish
Interdisciplinary Seminar II6CEnglish
These courses are taught in the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Course 3 - Semester 1

General subjects
SubjectsECTSTYPELanguage
Social Theory6CSpanish
Applied Statistics6CSpanish
Research Seminar6CSpanish
These courses are taught in the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Course 3 - Semester 2

General subjects
SubjectsECTSTYPELanguage
Social discourse analysis6CEnglish
Research methodologies for politics6CEnglish
These courses are taught in the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Course 4 - Semester 1

Electives UC3M for 3º y 4º course - Choose 78 ECTS:
SubjectsECTSTYPELanguage
Subject: Society and Culture in the Modern World
Demographic Analysis6PSpanish
Social Antropology6PSpanish
History of the today's world6PEnglish Spanish
Knowledge society6PEnglish Spanish
Subject: Public Policy and Management
Analysis and evaluation of public policy6PEnglish
International political economy6PSpanish
Public policy and governance II6PEnglish
Intergovernamental relationships6PEnglish Spanish
Subject: Development, Globalization and Cultural Traditions
International Trade6PSpanish
Economic Growth6PEnglish Spanish
International public law6PEnglish
Regional Geography6PSpanish
Comparative Politics I6PSpanish
Subject: Rule of law, Democratic government and Citizenship
Constitution and sources of law system6PSpanish
Spanish Politics I6PSpanish
Social policy and welfare state6PSpanish
Political representation and electoral analysis6PSpanish
The spanish legal system5PEnglish Spanish
Subject: History of Philosophy and Contemporary Thought
Contemporary trends in philosophy6PSpanish
Esthetic6PSpanish
History of Philosophy II6PSpanish
Philosophy and belief systems in contemporary societies6PSpanish
Political theory and ideologies II6PEnglish Spanish
Economic theory in retrospect6PSpanish
Subject: Ethics, Rationality and Democracy
Corruption and Accountability6PEnglish
Information and conflict I: the media and violence6PSpanish
Transitional justice and democratization6PSpanish
Subject: Markets, Regulation and Welfare
Financial Economics6PEnglish Spanish
Labor Economics6PSpanish
Industrial organization6PEnglish
Regulation and competition policy6PSpanish
Subject: Welfare State and Justice
Public Economics6PSpanish
Markets and environment6PEnglish Spanish
Subject: Communication, Politics and Society
Public Marketing6PEnglish Spanish
Opinion Journalism6PSpanish
Politics and Communication6PSpanish
Subject: Analysis Tools in Social Sciences
Qualitative social research metods6PEnglish Spanish
Game Theory6PEnglish Spanish
Advanced econometrics6PEnglish Spanish

Course 4 - Semester 2

General subjects
SubjectsECTSTYPELanguage
Bachelor Thesis12BTEnglish Spanish
Electives UC3M for 3º y 4º course - Choose 78 ECTS:
SubjectsECTSTYPELanguage
Subject: Society and Culture in the Modern World
History of the today's world (online)6PEnglish Spanish
Social Antropology6PSpanish
Gender studies6PEnglish Spanish
History of contemporary international relations6PSpanish
Theory of contemporary culture6PEnglish
Subject: Public Policy and Management
Analysis of labour-social policy6PSpanish
Government policy evaluation6PEnglish Spanish
Public Management6PSpanish
Dynamic macroeconomics6PEnglish Spanish
Subject: Communication, Politics and Society
Political Advising6PSpanish
Communication and participation of civil society in the internet6PEnglish Spanish
Subject: Development, Globalization and Cultural Traditions
International trade6PSpanish
Economic development6PEnglish Spanish
Structure and social change6PEnglish Spanish
Geography6PSpanish
Globalization and society6PEnglish
Cultural History6PSpanish
History of the world economy6PEnglish
International macroeconomics6PEnglish Spanish
International organizations6PEnglish
Comparative Politics II6PEnglish Spanish
European Politics6PEnglish Spanish
Social problems V: sociology of inmigration6PSpanish
Subject: Rule of law, Democratic government and Citizenship
Constitution and sources of law system6PSpanish
Administrative Law5PSpanish
Public liberties and constitutional rights4PEnglish Spanish
Spanish Politics II6PSpanish
Political Sociology6PEnglish Spanish
Subject: Analysis Tools in Social Sciences
Applied economics6PEnglish Spanish
Game Theory6PEnglish Spanish
Subject: Welfare State and Justice
Economics of education6PEnglish Spanish
Health economics6PEnglish Spanish
Public economics6PEnglish Spanish
Gender equality policies6PSpanish
The welfare state in comparative perspective6PEnglish
Subject: Markets, Regulation and Welfare
Financial economics6PEnglish Spanish
Varieties of Capitalism6PEnglish
Subject: Ethics, Rationality and Democracy
Moral Philosophy6PSpanish
Information and conflict I: the media and violence6PEnglish Spanish
Information and conflict II: the role of religion6PSpanish
Security peace and conflicts resolution6PSpanish
Subject: History of Philosophy and Contemporary Thought
History of Philosophy II6PSpanish
Political theory and ideologies I6PSpanish

The courses of the 3rd and 4th year will be enrolled for the students admitted to this degree through the Carlos III University of Madrid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TYPES OF SUBJECTS

BC: Basic Core
C: Compulsory
E: Electives
BT: Bachelor Thesis

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mobility

  • Exchange programs

    Exchange programs

    The Erasmus programme permits UC3M first degree and post graduate students to spend one or several terms at one of the European universities with which UC3M has special agreements or take up an Erasmus Placement, that is a work placement or internship at an EU company. These exchanges are funded with Erasmus Grants which are provided by the EU and the Spanish Ministry of Education.

    The non-european mobility program enables UC3M degree students to study one or several terms in one of the international universities with which the university has special agreements. It also has funding from the Banco Santander and the UC3M.

    These places are offered in a public competition and are awarded to students with the best academic record and who have passed the language threshold  (English, French, German etc..) requested by the university of destination.

  • European mobility

    European mobility

  • Non european mobility

    Non european mobility

Student profile

  • Graduate profile

    Graduate profile

    The professionals trained in this degree will have a versatile training that it allows to opt to various employments in public or private organizations. The skills obtained in the degree and the internacional knowledge benefit to get better jobs in multinationals.

    The incorporation into  the labour world of the future graduates can be in fields like politics, journalism, industry, education, business management, consulting and public relations, diplomatic services, autonomous and local governments and international organizations, among others.

    General Skills in Philosophy, Politics and Economics

    Evaluating the implications that the new ideological, political, economic and technological forms active in the contemporary world and in social conflicts hold for the human condition, on the basis of an understanding of today's societies and from a globalized, cosmopolitan perspective.

    Putting into practice the interdisciplinary, historically situated aspects of theories, methodologies and problems that have a history and a formation process, and are the source of issues yet to be resolved.

    Combining the knowledge acquired in the context of the programme's different disciplines (philosophical, political, historical and economic knowledge alike) to interpret results, evaluate conclusions, suggest appropriate solutions to society and appraise outcomes in a precise manner.

    Designing programmes, in the different disciplines covered, for meeting needs to improve living conditions in society, taking into account national and international political actors, their relationships with political institutions, and current socioeconomic circumstances.

    Implementing the aforementioned programmes, taking into account their design, viability and sustainability.

    Evaluating programmes geared to improvement, their implementation and their benefits and level of performance in international and local settings, in institutions, and in the management and quality of public or private services.

    Making judgements encompassing critical reflection on fundamental social, scientific and economic matters in a context representative of international and local society alike.

Study in english

The courses of this degree are offered with groups only in Spanish or only in English. In some electives, you can choose the group.

To know the group of each course, check the tab 'Program'. 

Quality

Facts about this bachelor's degree

Year of implementation: 2013

Places offered:

  • Getafe Campus: 60 (UC3M allocates 15)

Link to publication in Official universities, centres and degrees registry

Evaluation and monitoring

Monitoring report (Fundación madri+d)

Teaching staff and teaching plan