36 months
18855 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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This Philosophy, Politics and Economics (Hons) degree from University of Liverpool provides the opportunity to master the overlap of these three disciplines, to come to grips with some of their specialisms, to attain a very thorough grounding in mathematical economics, and to develop skills in identifying and evaluating the principles and values that underlie debates. 

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The combination is highly sought after by employers, who appreciate the breadth of knowledge and variety of skills that it provides.

Year One will comprise entirely of compulsory modules: four from economics, and two each from philosophy and politics. In Year Two, you will take compulsory modules in economics, one compulsory philosophy module, and choose from a range of philosophy and politics options, which will give you some flexibility in the direction of your studies. For your final year you choose between a PPE-focused work placement or dissertation, and then optional modules from each of the three subjects.

Career prospects

Graduates in the Philosophy, Politics and Economics (Hons) degree from University of Liverpool obtain work in such fields as advertising, the financial sector, the arts, broadcasting, commerce, the Civil Service, computing, journalism, marketing, politics, law, management, and teaching. You have the opportunity during your degree to undertake a placement with an appropriate partner so that you can apply your academic learning to practical contexts and develop a range of skills attractive to future employers.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Politics 
  • Mathematical Economics 
  • Philosophy Toolkit 
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • International Relations 
  • Political Philosophy 
  • Principles of Macroeconomics 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A level requirements: ABB (this is the typical entry requirement) for this course.
  • Subject requirements: Including Mathematics
  • BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDD with 120 out of 180 credits at Distinction and A level Mathematics grade B.
  • International Baccalaureate: 33 including 6 in Higher Level Mathematics, and no score less than 4
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H1, H2, H2, H2, H3, H3 including H2 in Mathematics

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18855 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18855 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Liverpool

556 - 1035 GBP /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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