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Philosophy, Politics and Economics BSc


About this programme

The distinctive policy focus of the degree is supported by course modules that include the analysis of policy problems, international institutions and actors, issues of ethics and fairness and the appropriate analytical tools.

Programme summary

Philosophy, Politics and Economics BSc

Fees and funding

Fees

UK/EU students
£9,250 (2018/19)
Overseas students
£19,390 (2018/19)

Full details of UCL's tuition fees, tuition fee policy and potential increases to fees can be found on the UCL Students website.

Funding

Various funding options are available, including student loans, scholarships and bursaries. UK students whose household income falls below a certain level may also be eligible for a non-repayable bursary or for certain scholarships. Please see the Fees and funding pages for more details.

Departmental scholarships

The Scholarships and Funding website lists scholarships and funding schemes available to UCL students. These may be open to all students, or restricted to specific nationalities, regions or academic department.

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More information

The new Philosophy, Politics and Economics BSc (commencing 2015) aims to provide breadth and depth in understanding social and political phenomena.

Teaching across UCL’s departments of Economics, Philosophy and Political Science, the PPE is in keeping with UCL’s founding tradition in political economy.

The UCL PPE has a fourth methods ‘pillar’ of the degree and a separate quantitative methods stream, which is supported by a new externally funded UCL Q-Step Centre.

The distinctive policy focus of the degree is supported by course modules that include the analysis of policy problems, international institutions and actors, issues of ethics and fairness and the appropriate analytical tools.

Innovation in the final year includes a capstone ‘Bloomsbury’ policy module providing three disciplinary perspectives on a global policy problem (eg. corruption, climate change, or antibiotic resistant bacteria), and such issues as the responsibilities of global and ‘intergenerational’ citizenship.

Outside the classroom, students may attend the School of Public Policy’s policy and practice seminar series where we invite academic and practitioner speakers to address policy issues.

In combining different modes of inquiry and methodological approaches, UCL’s PPE degree offers particular benefits to students likely to face multi-career trajectories and concerned about professional mobility.

BSc PPE Programme Structure Year One
BSc PPE Programme Structure Year Two
BSc PPE Programme Structure Year Three