B.Sc. On Campus

Philosophy, Politics and Economics

36 months
13100 EUR/year
4418 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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To help solve our world’s biggest challenges, we need experts who are able to look at societal issues from various perspectives.The Philosophy, Politics and Economics programme at Utrecht University  meets this need. The programme provides high-level, intensive training for students who are eager to find solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.


The  Philosophy, Politics and Economics programme at Utrecht University considers political and economic issues from four different perspectives: philosophy, politics, economics and history. The addition of a historical dimension to PPE is something you will only find in Utrecht, where we are convinced that understanding the past will help us make better choices for the future. As well as gaining thorough knowledge of each of these four fields, you will also be trained to combine them to address the world’s most challenging problems. At Utrecht University, we believe that this is the best approach to designing complete and effective solutions.

Career Prospects

The Philosophy, Politics and Economics programme at Utrecht University provides a programme which enables students to apply for jobs or graduate programmes in the Netherlands and abroad. 

In addition to giving you a Bachelor's degree from a world-wide renowned university, it will give you an interdisciplinary degree in the English language, which means that after completing the PPE programme here, you will be eligible to apply for much more further opportunities than would someone with a regular, monodisciplinary, Bachelor's programme. 

Furthermore, if you would choose to pursue a Master's programme, you can easily do t

his within the national or international context without having to prove further English language proficiency. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Major Debates In Global Economic History
  • Comparative Democratic Institutions
  • Ethics & Public Policy
  • Micro-economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Politics & Policy-making

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • VWO diploma including wiskunde A or B and a grade of 8 or higher for EnglishIf your English grade on your most recent VWO transcript, at the time of the submission of your application, is likely to be below 8.0, you are allowed to prove your English proficiency via other factual evidence, for example via a test score. If you wish to use this option, you will have to pay for the test yourself.
  • A comparable international diploma (such as an International Baccalaureate (IB) with equivalent exam subject(s) in Mathematics)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13100 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13100 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4418 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4418 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • Institutional fee: €12,063 (EU/EEA), €13,100 (non-EU/EEA)
  • Dutch and other EU/EEA students: € 4,418

Living costs for Utrecht

900 - 1450 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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