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Politics, Philosophy and Economics (with placement year) BA (Hons)

Loughborough University

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UCAS CODE: L0V0

Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    03-OCT-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This prestigious degree offers students the opportunity to explore and analyse complex problems from three key disciplinary perspectives. Our Politics, Philosophy and Economics course provides the skills required for a range of distinguished careers.The world faces numerous complex challenges. Our Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) BA (Hons) degree equips students with the tools and abilities necessary to understand and resolve these challenges. Drawing on the insights of key fields of study - Politics, Philosophy and Economics - this course provides students with the skills necessary to understand complex problems, evaluate available solutions, and advance their ideas persuasively through robust argumentation.Our PPE degree has been designed to allow students the opportunity to shape their own learning. First-year modules provide a solid foundation in each of the core disciplines comprising the degree: Political Science, Philosophy and Economics. Increased optionality is introduced in second and third-year modules providing students the opportunity to specialise in any of these areas of study. Thoroughly interdisciplinary upper-year modules will encourage students to synthesise the perspectives and methods of these three disciplines in order to arrive at solutions to pressing contemporary problems. A final-year dissertation provides students the opportunity to conduct independent research on a topic of their choice. Distinguished placement opportunities and study-abroad schemes affiliated to this course provide additional opportunities for students to take control of their learning and improve their employability.Our PPE degree is designed to take advantage of Loughborough’s reputation in research and teaching. Learning on the course is directed through a problem-based approach which encourages students to apply the concepts and methods learned to real-world problems. Taught by internationally-recognised experts based at Loughborough University, this course provides students the knowledge and skills required for a wide range of careers.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 19,750per year

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University information

Loughborough University

  • University League Table

    7th

  • Campus address

    Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    17th out of 80 1

    30th out of 86 14

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    148 67%

    25th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%

    27th

    14
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    7th

    9
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    136 66%

    29th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    26th

    23
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%

    12th

    1

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