Politics, Philosophy and Economics BA (Hons)

Course Overview - Politics, Philosophy and Economics BA (Hons)

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 l...

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A level


A-level General Studies and Critical Thinking are normally excluded from offers. However, the grade achieved may be taken into account when results are published in August and may be used in a tie-break situation. GCSE Maths grade B is required.

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Scottish Higher


Intermediate 2 grade B in Maths, Standard Grade 2 in Maths or National 5 Maths grade B is also required.

Access to HE Diploma


Successful completion of the Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 60 credits is required, including 45 credits at Level 3 and 15 at Level 2. GCSE Maths grade B.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme


Successful completion of the International Baccalaureate Diploma with 36 points overall including 6,6,6 at Higher Level. GCSE Maths grade B or Standard Level Maths grade 5 in the International Baccalaureate Diploma is required.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

Successful completion of RQF BTEC National Extended Diploma (1080 GLH at Level 3) with overall grades of D*D*D*. GCSE Maths grade B/6 is required.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)


If not offered at Higher Level then Ordinary Level grade O3 in Mathematics is required.

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

Successful completion of QCF BTEC Extended Diploma (180 credits at Level 3) with overall grades of D*D*D*. GCSE Maths grade B/6 is required.

Scottish Advanced Higher


Intermediate 2 grade B in Maths, Standard Grade 2 in Maths or National 5 Maths grade B is also required.

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Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland £4,630
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