Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Warwick is a very successful and well-established degree programme. The three contributing departments are all rank highly in league tables and in the Research Excellence Framework and the programme is supported by an unusually vibrant and committed student community including the award-winning PPE society. With world-leading experts in a huge range of topics, this is the place to continue your academic journey with some of the best mentors – and peers – the world has to offer.
Reasons to study PPE at Warwick
1: NSS student satisfaction
The last NSS survey showed that over 90% of students found the course to be intellectually stimulating, with 94% highlighting their teachers as good at explaining and easy to contact.
In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), PPE performed excellently. Philosophy was rated 1st in the UK for research output, Politics and International Studies ranked 1st for Research Environment, and Economics had 96% of its research rated World Leading or Internationally Excellent.
3: Student community
Be part of a vibrant student community with many student societies, including our award-winning PPE Society. The PPE Society organises public lectures with high profile speakers and many social events, with the annual PPE ball as a highlight. It also runs a parenting scheme for first-year students and professional mentoring to enhancing career networking.
As a Warwick graduate, you'll be sought after by employers. Warwick is ranked 3rd in UK universities targeted by the largest number of the UK’s top employers.
5: Studying abroad
Our students have the opportunity to spend a year abroad at prestigious universities throughout Europe and in the US, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong and Japan as part of their course.
6: International perspective
We encourage an international outlook which is reflected in modules that focus on global issues such as the world economy and climate change, in our diverse student population, and in the teaching staff's international experience.
We offer a flexible degree programme that allows students to pursue their own interests. Students at honours level can choose to specialise in two PPE disciplines or continue with all three disciplines. All students benefit from a large selection of optional modules.
8: Bridge model
Our ‘bridge model’ of teaching and learning means you have opportunities to combine insights at the intersection of philosophy, politics, and economics, both through interdisciplinary modules and extra-curricular events.
9: Small group teaching
There are excellent opportunities to be in contact with experts in the field, from regular seminars and tutorials to specialisation through a dissertation or research project in your final year.