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About Us

Well Established: PPE at Warwick was founded in 2004.

Outstanding Students: We have approximately 600 undergraduate students who are supported by a dedicated team of academics and administrative staff.

International outlook: Around 40% of our students are from the UK and 60% from the EU and overseas, representing over 30 countries and making us one of the most internationally diverse courses in the country.

Academic excellence

Our core academic departments are highly placed in major rankings. Philosophy is 4th in the UK in the Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide (2022). Politics and International Studies is ranked 3rd in the UK by The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide (2022). The Department of Economics is ranked 2nd in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide (2022).

Great Researchers

We are part of three highly-regarded departments with world-leading researchers in a multitude of areas. All of our departments achieved distinction in the Research Excellent Framework in 2014. With Philosophy ranked 1st on research output, Politics and International Studies 1st on research environment and 96% of Economics research judged to be world leading and internationally excellent, our programmes are staffed by experts in their fields with a passion for their subjects.

Our undergraduate students have presented at International Conferences like ICUR, the International Atlantic Economics Society and the Carroll Round. They have also been awarded funding for their own research projects, through URSS and Lord Rootes awards, as well as supporting those of their academic colleagues as PPE Research Assistants.

Great Learning

In 2021, 91% of our final year undergraduates reported their overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS 2021) and 93% found their course intellectually stimulating. All departments have award winning teachers and members of the Higher Education Academy.

Our undergraduate programme provides the flexibility of six pathways to enable students to hone their skills and follow their interests. At both undergraduate and postgraduate level our courses provide guidance on how to explore PPE’s interdisciplinary nature through real world issues.

Great Community

We work closely with our students to create a vibrant community, meeting regularly to work together to develop the programme, for socials and for our PPE Conference. Our student-run PPE Society has over 800 members around the university, organises a UK forum for PPE, and hosts a popular speaker series.

Our graduates are extremely successful. 90% of undergraduate students who graduated in 2017 were in employment or further study six months after graduation (DLHE 2018) and Warwick graduates are the sixth most targeted by the UK's top 100 graduate employers (High Fliers Research 2021).

Kirk Surgener with student


Inside Oculus

Eileen John

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