BA (Hons) in Politics, Philosophy and Economics: PPE
University of Stirling
Stirling, United Kingdom
36 - 48 months
Full time, Part time
Earliest start date
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Boost your career opportunities with a Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) degree from the University of Stirling. Gain insight into politics, business and the big ideas underpinning society.
Top reasons to study with us
#1 3rd in Scotland, top 20 in the UK for Politics (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023)
#2 2nd in Scotland and top 10 in the UK for Economics (The Guardian University Guide 2023)
#3 2nd in Scotland for Philosophy (National Student Survey 2023)
If you’re intellectually curious and passionate about understanding the complex challenges facing modern societies and economies, our PPE course is made for you. As you study, you’ll gain a broad insight into what makes the world tick, and also explore the big ideas that have helped shape Western society.
The course brings together highly-regarded teaching staff from across our faculties. You’ll benefit from the industry insights of our Stirling Management School. You’ll also learn from experts in Politics and Philosophy from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, who will help to ensure you graduate with a comprehensive understanding of the complexities of intellectual ideas, politics and business.
Throughout this course, you’ll be taught through a combination of lectures and tutorials. You will study nine modules in Semesters 1-3, including: Politics of the British Isles; Introductory Microeconomics; and Philosophy – What’s it all about?
Semesters 4-8 will cover core modules in: Politics – Great Political Thinkers; Philosophy – Moral Theory; and Economics – Intermediate Macro Economics.
From Semester 5 onwards you will choose one of our three PPE streams. Each stream comprises a range of optional and core modules which will enable you to progressively specialise in two of the three disciplines.
Semesters 7-8 offer further specialisation. In your final year, you will bring together the different skills you have acquired in a dissertation that covers two of the subject areas.