Philosophy Politics and Economics

PPE is Philosophy, Politics and Economics. It is an interdisciplinary degree combining the study of all three of these subjects. Every university offers this in a slightly different way but it is quite common to study all three in your first year and then specialise in only two later on.

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Philosophy Politics and Economics

Campus
Institution Name
Country
Campus Style
Institution Size
Selectivity
Education Model
Amsterdam University College (AUC)
The Netherlands
Dedicated academic building and student residences. Connected to UvA and VU campuses.
Small Institution <5000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model)
The American University of Paris
France
City Campus
Small Institution <5000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model), Integrated or Thematic degrees, Teaching Focused Institution
American University
USA
Our 91-acre campus is located in northwest of Washington DC
Medium Institution 5000-15,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Single Subject Focus (Joint degrees available), Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model), Integrated or Thematic degrees, Researched Focused Institution, Teaching Focused Institution
Bard College Berlin
Germany
City Campus
Small Institution <5000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model)
University of Birmingham
UK, UAE
Our campus is just outside of the city centre of Birmingham, 7 minutes from our train station.
Very Large Institution >30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
We are a Russell Group university which hosts outstanding teaching and learning on campus.
Boston University
USA
Residential campus in a city
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
Subject focused, with a foundation in Liberal Arts. Students apply directly into their program of interest. They focus on their subject/major-specific courses beginning in their first semester, while also exploring other areas through Liberal Arts. Many students pursue more than one subject.
University of Bristol
UK
Bristol's academic facilities are located in a defined campus area, separate to the accommodation.
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
Single and joint honours degrees, offering a mixture of large lectures and small class teaching, with extensive practical components in relevant degrees (e.g. engineering)
Central European University (CEU)
Austria
City Campus - The campus is easily accessible from across the city, with tram stops and metro stations nearby.
Small Institution <5000
Selective (25-50% admitted) All finalists are required to complete an academic interview with faculty.
Interdisciplinary, Multidisciplinary, Liberal Arts
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Common Degree/ Major Names

BA/BSc
PPLE - Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics
BA/BSc
Philosophy, Politics and Economics
BA
Ethics
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Useful Skills

Idea Visualisation
Note Taking
Analytical
Data Manipulation
Staying Motivated / Working Hard
Organisation
Teamwork
Leadership
Aiming High
Staying Positive (Resilience)
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