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Politics, Philosophy and Economics BA (Hons)

University of Sheffield

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    25-SEP-23

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Studying politics, philosophy and economics will help you understand the ideas and theories which shape our world. You'll learn how and why these subjects are intrinsically linked, and how they've developed alongside each other.You'll also develop analytical skills to help you evaluate the impact of government policies of programmes.You'll learn how to understand things from multiple perspectives and think creatively about problem solving. Our teaching is informed by real-world events that are happening now, so you'll be using the knowledge and techniques you've learned to tackle current issues.For example, you could examine the impact of government policies aimed at addressing climate change, healthcare, education, and financial crisis. Our strong links with employers mean you'll be equipped with the analytical skills that they look for when you graduate.You'll have the flexibility to specialise in your area of interest. For instance, you could choose to explore modules in international relations, economic history, the philosophy of religion, or macroeconomics.We have a partnership with the Civil Service and we support students in gaining employment experience during their degree. We encourage you to spend a year working for governments, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and other third sector employers focused on public policy.You'll also have the option to spend a year studying abroad in order to develop your skills and understanding of politics, philosophy and economics in a global setting.You can specialise in quantitative economics and convert to a BSc Politics, Philosophy and Economics.In the final year, you'll complete a PPE dissertation supported by a dissertation tutor.

Application deadline

25 January

Tuition fees

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£ 20,000per year

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University information

University of Sheffield

  • University League Table

    28th

  • Campus address

    University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, England

Pathway programmes are available to help students with English as a second language and different educational backgrounds prepare for their academic career.
With nearly 11,000 international students, Sheffield is a diverse, welcoming city that’s celebrated for its safety and strong sense of community and culture.
The university offers a range of scholarships for high-achieving international students who demonstrate excellent academic potential.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 55 3

    25th out of 84 7

    31st out of 81 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 218
    146 70%

    19th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64.0 64%

    27th

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.11 82%

    13th

    14
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    146 70%

    21st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66.0 66%

    29th

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.76 75%

    46th

    10
  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    141 64%

    29th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    71.0 71%

    42nd

    19
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.93 79%

    23rd

    2

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