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Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Central European University (CEU)

48 months
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7000 EUR/year
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About

The BA program in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at Central European University (CEU)  offers rigorous training in all three disciplines of philosophy, politics and economics. In this multidisciplinary setting, intellectually motivated students will be taught by world-class faculty and will acquire many transferrable skills by examining complex concepts, arguments and world-views. 

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Overview

The BA program in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at Central European University (CEU) is inspired by the well-established degree created in Oxford over a hundred years ago. In the politics courses, you will learn  to think critically about different political and social structures; in philosophy, you will address fundamental questions about reality and our place in it; and in economics you will learn about the principles that govern the production and allocation of resources.

The PPE program is multi-disciplinary — you will get a thorough training in at least 2 of the 3 PPE disciplines. At the beginning of the program you receive a solid foundation in all three disciplines, and as you progress through the program, you are offered an increasing amount of choice in terms of orientation and focus. You can also do serious interdisciplinary work in your BA thesis or your capstone project, and you can take courses from outside the PPE framework, which can offer contrasting or more interdisciplinary perspectives on the topics you are interested in. These include 13 elective courses, which range from Human Rights through Environmental Science to Nationalism Studies. 

Accredited in the U.S. and Austria, this BA program both integrates into the European-wide Bologna system and offers the best of the American undergraduate education system. After successful completion of a four-year BA, you will have an Austrian and an American BA degree.

EXCHANGE OPPORTUNITIES

In the third year, you’ll have the opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner universities in Europe or in the United States. Options include: Sciences Po in Paris / Bocconi University in Milan / London School of Economics / Stockholm School of Economics / Bard College in New York State / Bard College Berlin

CAREER PROSPECTS

Continuing in graduate school in:

  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Economics
  • International Relations
  • Public Policy
  • Sociology
  • Business

Possible careers in:

  • Financial world 
  • Politics
  • Finance
  • Think tanks
  • Public Service
  • Business
  • Healthcare
  • Media
  • International development
  • IGOs e.g. United Nations
  • Law, education, journalism
  • Charity sector

Accreditation

  • Program registered by the New York State Education Department (NYSED)
  • Program accredited by the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ-Austria)

Programme Structure

You will receive thorough training in at least two of the three core disciplines. You can also select from a broad range of elective courses offered by the other two BA programs of CEU.

Possible majors and minors:

  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Economics
Electives:
  • Environmental Science 
  • Gender Studies 
  • Cultural Heritage 
  • Human Rights 
  • International Relations 
  • History 
  • Nationalism Studies 
  • Sociology and Social Anthropology 
  • Visual Theory and Practice

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • February 1: for those who will require a study visa and who wish to be considered for financial support
  • April 12: final deadline, subject to space availability

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80

Credits

180 ECTS

180 ECTS credits / 120 U.S. credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application form: www.ceu.edu/apply
  • High school records
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • CV
  • Application essay
  • Letter of motivation
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Standardized test scores such as SAT, ACT, AP or IB (preferred but not mandatory)

Finalists will be invited to attend an interview online.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7000 EUR per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7000 EUR per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Vienna

861 - 1331 EUR /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Presidential tuition award

Two outstanding candidates will receive this award for the total value of 5,000 EUR each. The award covers part of the tuition fee throughout the four years of BA studies.

CEU Scholarships for Refugees

This scholarship is available for three admitted BA candidates with refugee status. The scholarship will cover tuition fees throughout the four years of BA studies (up to 7,000 EUR/year from each award), include a monthly stipend of 470 EUR and a monthly stipend of 500 EUR to cover the price of accommodation.

Alumni Scholarship

This scholarship, awarded to one BA student for one academic year, is worth EUR 2,000/year and is paid in monthly installments during the first year of studies.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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