Our MA in PPE offers you a custom-designed masters-level grounding in the interdisciplinary subject of Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE), combined with your chosen pathway of specialist modules offered by our Departments of Philosophy, Politics and International Studies, and Economics. If you are looking for a programme that will continue your PPE specialism in all areas at postgraduate level and extend your skills in all disciplines, this course is for you. As a Tripartite student, you will work with experts to extend your skills in philosophical, political and economic analysis and tackle important questions on key topics where all three subject areas play their part in decision making.
All Tripartite students are also required to take the 2-week pre-sessional course in Mathematics and Statistics.
To view the core modules for this degree in greater detail, please visit this page.
- Applied PPE Module (40 credits)
- Economics optional core: Economic Analysis: Micro or Economic Analysis: Macro (22 or 20 credits)
- Philosophy optional core module (20 credit)
- PAIS optional core module (20 credit)
- Dissertation (60 credit)
You will take an optional module from Philosophy, PAIS or Economics (20 or 18 credits). To view the full list of optional modules in greater detail, please visit this page.
* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.
Teaching is mainly carried out through lectures and seminars, with the average number of lectures to seminars varying according to pathway. Economics provide lectures and seminars for most modules, whereas Politics and International Studies, Philosophy and PPE teach predominantly through seminars.
Your dissertation work will normally be individually supervised on a one-to-one basis and we have an effective personal tutor system providing individual support. We encourage one-to-one interaction with our world-leading academics and offer great flexibility in the optional modules that allow you to specialise or diversify your studies.
For more information about teaching on the PPE course, please visit this page.
Typical contact hours per week are 6-8 hours.
Typical Class Size:
Class sizes for seminars are around 18 students.
Lecture are around 300 students.
Mix of exams and essays, culminating in the dissertation
As this is a new course, we do not have any PPE Masters alumni from Warwick. However, our undergraduate PPE alumni go on to work in academia, research, government, charity, NGOs, banking, finance, consultancy, civil service, law, media and journalism to name a few of the wide range of potential paths you could take after your MA.
To Visit Warwick...
There are a number of different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year. We host bespoke PG visits, where you can talk directly with your chosen department and explore our campus through a personalised tour. Some departments also host their own events and open days, where you can learn more about your department or course of study. To find out more about all of these opportunities, visit our Postgraduate Visits page.
Full-time: 1 year
(September 2019 - September 2020)
Part-time: 2 years
(September 2019 - September 2021)
Upper-Second Class Honours degree 2:1 or equivalent in PPE or closely related programme with significant components from each subject area.
You should have achieved a good standard (2:1 or higher) in undergraduate modules in microeconomics and macroeconomics at an intermediate level or above (at 40 hours of lectures across intermediate or final years). Module choice in Economics will restricted according to the strength of your background in Economics to a set list. Students without intermediate-level econometrics will only have access to a restricted list of Economics optional modules.
Whilst formal techniques are taught as part of the Economics component of MA in PPE pathways with Economics, prior training in these areas of mathematics and statistics is required.
You should have taken at least 25% of one year of study in intermediate Philosophy modules.
English Language Requirements
IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above.
Department of Study
Location of Study
University of Warwick
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