BA (Hons) Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Duration: 3 years

Course details

The Philosophy, Politics & Economics  BA course is a high-quality, interdisciplinary programme that will equip you with the skills and knowledge to understand and analyse the political and economic institutions of the 21st century, both in the UK and globally. This programme is taught by the Department of Political Economy and the Department of Philosophy.


Year 1

  • Introduction to Classical and Early Modern Philosophy

  • Introduction to Global Politics and Political Philosophy

  • Introduction to Micro- and Macro-economics and Global Political Economy

  • Introduction to Ethics and Values in the Modern World

Year 2

  • Work Placement

  • Kant and the Copernican Revolution

  • Hegel, Marx and Dialectical Thought

  • Power: Theories and Applications

  • Economic Theory

  • Optional Modules

Year 3

  • Dissertation

  • Phenomenology, Existentialism and Identity

  • Contemporary Philosophy

  • The Politics and Ethics of the Post-Crash Economy

  • Debates in Globalisation

  • + Optional Modules

Entry requirements

  • International Baccalaureate
  • A level : AAA
  • SQA Advanced Higher

Career possibilities

A degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics gives students a range of specialist skills for working in the political field. These skills can open up opportunities to work in local and national government and in European and global politics. Furthermore, institutions that need to interact with local, national and international government find the knowledge of PPE graduates invaluable, allowing for careers paths ranging from journalism or business to working for international NGOs or think-tanks. Students also learn a wide range of transferable skills that employers value highly. These include critical thinking, gathering and analysing evidence, communication and IT skills, cultural awareness, collaboration and teamwork.

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