PPE | Prospective Students

Course Information

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.

Studying Philosophy, you will 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.

The study of 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 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.

The duration of the course is 3 years, and the degree awarded is a BA.

Course Statistics

Statistics from the 2015-16 application round are available here.

For entrance requirements and information about how to apply, please see here.

All three branches are studied.

Philosophy General Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Logic

Politics Theory of Politics, Practice of Politics, Political Analysis

Economics Microeconomics, Macroeconomics


Three written examinations.