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Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

University of British Columbia

48 months
1319 CAD/credit 39570 CAD/year
183 CAD/credit 5490 CAD/year
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You'll study a wide variety of foundational and advanced courses that prepare you for careers in business or government, to undertake studies in law, business, commerce, journalism, social work, education, or public administration on this Philosophy, Politics, and Economics program from University of British Columbia.


A UBC degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE)  from University of British Columbia draws together three of the most important fields in understanding our society and our world:

  • Philosophy, which teaches logic, ethics and how to question critically
  • Politics, which considers the interests and institutions that form public policies and the rules by which we are governed
  • Economics, which encompasses how we make decisions as individuals and groups in our increasingly global world market

Placed together, these fields allow you to form a critical and informed basis to understand and interpret the world.

Your future

A UBC education will introduce you to people and ideas from around the world, open doors to new opportunities, and take you places you never imagined. You’ll graduate not only with expertise in your chosen field, but with the skills you need to continue growing, learning, and evolving.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Philosophy 
  • The Government of Canada
  • Elementary Statistics
  • Biomedical Ethics
  • Ethics
  • Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis
  • Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)
  • History of Economic Thought

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be admitted to UBC, you must successfully meet the general admission requirements that apply to all applicants, as well as the degree-specific requirements that depend on which country you’re applying from and what degree(s) you’re applying to.
    • English is the language of instruction at UBC. All prospective students must demonstrate English-language competency prior to admission. There are nine different ways to meet the English Language Admission Standard.
    • Graduation from a university-preparatory program at a senior secondary school

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39570 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1319 CAD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    5490 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 183 CAD per credit during 48 months.

Living costs for Kelowna

1296 - 1928 CAD /month
Living costs

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


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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