Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) brings together some of the most important approaches to understanding the world around us, developing skills useful for a whole range of careers and activities.

Philosophy

Philosophy study will help you develop analytical rigour and the ability to criticise and reason logically, and be able to apply these skills to questions concerning how we acquire knowledge or make ethical judgements.

Politics

Politics provides a thorough understanding of the impact of political institutions on modern societies. It helps you to evaluate the choices that political systems must regularly make, to explain the processes that maintain or change those systems, and to examine the concepts and values used in political analysis.

Economics

Economics is the study of how consumers, firms and government make decisions that together determine how resources are allocated. An appreciation of economics has become increasingly necessary to make sense of governmental policy-making, the conduct of businesses, and the enormous economic transformations throughout the world.