United Kingdom

Queen’s University Belfast

151–175 th
Arts & humanities 2018
201–250 th
World University Rankings 2018

Queen’s University Belfast

Politics, Philosophy and Economics

The Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) degree was launched in September 2009. It takes its title from the prestigious Oxford programme of the same name that was established in 1920, initially as the basis for a career in the senior ranks of the Civil Service. This degree takes a more integrated approach to the study of PPE than many comparable programmes. It is based on the view that, to understand social phenomena, one must approach them from several disciplinary directions. Politics acquaints students with the institutions and processes that produce decisions governing our lives. Philosophy develops analytical rigour, the ability to reason logically, critically and ethically. Economics helps in understanding government policy and the choices facing businesses, governments and society. This degree illuminates how these three areas complement one another.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,Belfast
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £4,030
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £4,030
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £15,100