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Philosophy, Politics and Economics (BA)

Award
Bachelor of Arts
Typical Offer
AAB-ABB View full entry requirements
Duration
3 years
Course Type
Full-time
Campus
Avenue and Highfield
UCAS Course code
L0V1

About this course

Discover how the world works on our BA Philosophy Politics and Economics degree. Explore past and current socio-economic orders. You'll learn quantitative tools, historical data, and the technical knowledge to carefully analyse them. Through our philosophy modules, we'll teach you to critique the present order with logic and ethics. You'll graduate with the skills for a range of careers linked to politics, philosophy and arts.

On this broad, combined honours course, you’ll get a balanced education in all 3 Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) subjects.

The degree helps you properly frame the questions that unite the subject of the PPE degree, and answer them in a rigorous but free-spirited way. These include questions on:

  • inequality

  • democracy

  • justice

  • globalisation

  • happiness

  • work

  • money

Compulsory modules provide a strong grounding in key areas of study. Optional modules will let you pursue your own interests in topics as varied as:

  • logic

  • international security

  • Chinese politics

As part of this course, you can:

  • study topics that are unique to either philosophy, economics, or politics

  • gain professional skills in economics that will be useful in your future careers

  • learn how to conduct and present research

  • take part in the Philosophy Café, where you can discuss philosophy in a relaxed atmosphere

This course is also available with a year studying abroad.

You can take modules from other disciplines, such as anthropology or psychology, or choose from a range of cross-disciplinary modules. You can also study a language.

Course locations

This course is based at Avenue and Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

Download the programme specification

The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.

In light of COVID-19, we’ve made changes to some elements of course delivery for 2020-21. For details as to how this has changed delivery for this course, please view the Addendum to the Programme Specification PDF.