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Six months after graduating, 96% of our 2020 graduates were in graduate level work or further study. (Graduate Outcomes survey for 2019/20 graduates)

An independent survey ranked Warwick as being the fifth most targeted university nationally by the UK’s top 100 graduate employers (The Graduate Market in 2023, High Fliers Research) and in the top 30 in the world for our reputation with employers (QS World University Rankings 2019).

So as a student in a high-ranking programme at Warwick, there are a large range of opportunities for you.

What Do Warwick PPE Graduates Do?

Job titles of current alumni include:

Brand Manager, Business Analyst, Councillor, Civil Servant, Economist, Editorial Assistant, Investment Banking Analyst, Journalist, Research Fellow, Marketing Assistant, Parliamentary Assistant, Teacher, Trader, Trainee Solicitor.

Employers include:

Bank of England, Barclays, Civil Service, Deloitte, EY, Goldman Sachs, Google, Harvard University, House of Commons, JP Morgan, KPMG, L’Oréal.Monetary Authority of Singapore, Oxford University Press, Portugal Prime Minister’s Office, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander, Smith & Williamson, TeachFirst, TUC, Cabinet Office, UN World Food Programme,US Department of State.

Titles of postgraduate programmes taken include:

Advanced Computer Science and Internet Economics, Business Development, Continental Philosophy, Development Studies, Economics, Economic History, European Political and Governance Studies, Law, Marketing, Management with Finance, MBA, Philosophy, Political Science and Government, Public Policy and Development, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Strategic Fashion Marketing.

…at leading institutions in the UK, Europe, North America and throughout the world.


Employers specifically like PPE students because they:

  • Have mathematical, statistical and data-based research skills
  • Have developed communication and presentation skills in both verbal discussion and writing
  • Develop strategy and use creative thinking to solve complex problems
  • Consider social and ethical issues in a structured and critical way
  • Think clearly in the abstract and construct sound arguments
  • Have intellectual autonomy, since much of their academic work is independent

Careers Support

Our Student Careers and Skills team can help you to devise and implement your career plans at any stage of your course and up to 3 years after graduation. We provide skills training, employer-led workshops, alumni talks, regular careers fairs and one-to-one bespoke careers advice with a PPE Careers Consultant.

The PPE Society has also run sessions with some of the high profile employers already highlighted and they also have alumni contacts who can mentor students interested in their field. Through our programme-led recruitment, you can also become a Research Assistant and Student Ambassador, you can get further work experience to boost your CV and gain relevant transferable skills.

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I am fortunate enough to be able to use PPE on a daily basis at work, where I evaluate ongoing international development projects. My PPE skill set means I can engage in hypothesis-driven approaches to thinking and writing: meaning that I can design research, collect data, implement statistical and qualitative analysis, and draw conclusions based on what I find."

- Jonathan Scott
Senior Associate, PwC

Studying PPE often involved trying to make sense of some of the most difficult issues in society through a philosophical, political and economic lens. Untangling issues such as climate change and humanitarian disasters, debating what makes a just and fair society, all of this helped me to embrace complexity and nuance, critically analyse different viewpoints, take a systematic approach to solving problems and make compelling arguments orally and in writing and be able to articulate the rationale behind these."

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- Nima Roy
Quality & Service Improvement at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

I believe the PPE degree fits perfectly with sustainability, as the breadth and depth of knowledge I gained shows resilience and adaptability. By training me to understand things from multiple perspectives, it set me up to understand how a business works and therefore where impact drivers are. Sustainability is also dynamic; I have to be up to date on policy and scientific methodologies, and the breadth of topics covered in PPE were a great introduction to research I am conducting now."

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- Greta Delfino
Sustainability Manager, Finnebrogue, UK & Sustainability Analyst, Foundation Earth, UK/Spain