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Research in PPE


Research Expertise in PPE

The programme draws from three highly-regarded departments with world-leading researchers in a multitude of areas. All of our departments were ranked in the top 10 of their disciplines in the Research Excellent Framework in 2021. 48% of the Philosophy department's research was assessed as world-leading in terms of its originality, significance, and rigour; Politics and International Studies was ranked number 1 in the UK for research environment; and the Economics department was ranked second in the UK. Our programmes are threrefore staffed by experts in their fields with a passion for their subjects.

Research Strengths

Established research strengths across the three departments mirror the bridge model of PPE and so include a number of interdisciplinary clusters. Themes include Moral and Political Philosophy, International Political Economy, and Econometrics and Labour.

Politics and International Studies

Research Seminars

All three departments have a busy schedule of research seminars, from academics within the University as well as from colleagues from UK and international universities.

Politics and International Studies

Research Centres

Research Centres across the disciplines promote and coordinate work in specialist and interdisciplinary topics.


Warwick Mind and Action (WMA)
Centre for Research in Philosophy, Literature and the Arts (CRPLA)
Centre for Ethics, Law and Public Affairs (CELPA)
The International Consortium on Loneliness as it Unfolds in Development (INCLUDE)

Politics and International Studies

Centre for the Study of Democratisation (CSD)
Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation (CSGR)
Interdisciplinary Ethics Research Group (IERG)


Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE)
Centre for Research in Economic Theory and its Applications (CRETA)
Decision Research at Warwick (DR@W)
Political Economy and Public Economics (PEPE)
The European Political Economic Consortium (EPEC)

Students as Researchers

Warwick's active research underpins our teaching and learning. PPE students are introduced to research methods and skills from Year 1 and continue to develop their skills throughout their degree, with the option to take either a Final Year Dissertation in a single discipline, or an interdisciplinary PPE project.

Outside the curriculum, we offer lots of opportunities for students to gain practical experience. Students can apply to be a PPE Research Assistant, which enables intermediate year students and finalists to work alongside academics on research projects, or acquire a PPE Bursary to present at a national or international conference. Students can also secure financial support for their own research through the Warwick Undergraduate Research Support Scheme to carry out a project of their choosing during your summer.

Find out more and read our students' experiences.