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Politics, Philosophy and Economics MA (Hons)

The University of Edinburgh

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UCAS CODE: L251

Course options

  • Qualification

    Master of Arts (with Honours) - MA (Hons)

  • Location

    Central area campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    12-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Politics, philosophy and economics (PPE) examines different interdisciplinary perspectives on many of the pressing issues of the modern world. This programme will equip you with the key skills to engage with the political, philosophical and economic debates of the day and to pursue a variety of career paths after graduation.You will gain the necessary frameworks for thinking about political and philosophical issues, combined with the quantitative skills for answering political and economic questions. **Politics**Politics is concerned with the choices that political systems must regularly make, to explain the processes that maintain or change those systems, and to examine the concepts and values used in political analysis.**Philosophy**Philosophy helps you develop analytical rigour and logical reasoning, and addresses questions regarding how we acquire knowledge and make ethical judgements. **Economics**Economics studies the allocation of resources and decision-making by consumers, firms and governments, and is increasingly central to governmental policy making, the conduct of businesses, and the enormous economic transformations throughout the world.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 23,100per year

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Entry requirements

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A level : AAA - A*AA

Required subjects: A Levels: Mathematics at B, or AS Mathematics at A. GCSEs: English at C or 4.

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University information

The University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    12th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

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    13th out of 80 7

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    12th out of 86 1

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  • Graduate prospects

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    88.0 88%

    13th

    34
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.82 76%

    66th

    8
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    166 80%

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    70.0 70%

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  • Student satisfaction

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    3.75 75%

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    184 89%

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  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%

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  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.68 74%

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