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Philosophy, Politics and Economics (BA)

Bachelor of Arts
Typical Offer
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3 years
Course Type
Avenue and Highfield
UCAS Course code

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 other Philosophy events held by the Lifelonglearning team, where you can discuss philosophy in a relaxed atmosphere

This course is also available with a year studying abroad.

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).

Course locations

This course is based at Avenue and Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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