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Political Economy

Honours

The Honours degree in Political Economy is the premier undergraduate degree offered by the Department. This degree offers high performing students with a major in Political Economy the opportunity to develop superior research, writing and communication skills.

This one year program is made up of two advanced level seminar courses and the preparation of a 20,000 word honours thesis on a topic of the student’s choice. The honours thesis is a self-directed research project that is completed under the supervision of a member of the Department. Students are welcome to pursue honours theses that focus on questions of economic theory, policy or method. 

The program provides a straightforward pathway into postgraduate study. Honours graduates in political economy are sought out by employers who value the superior research and writing skills they develop in the preparation of their honours thesis. 

Only students with an undergraduate WAM of 70 are eligible to apply for the fourth year honours program.

The course information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information.

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