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Philosophy, Politics and Economics (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
Lancaster, United Kingdom
Philosophy, Politics and Economics (Hons) at Lancaster University - Management School is a classic joint degree and one of our most popular joint degree choices. Many politicians, journalists, civil servants, authors and broadcasters studied PPE as undergraduates.
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Overview

You will explore important philosophical, economic and political ideas in relation to one another. For example, the study of Philosophy provides a historical background and develops your critical reasoning skills and understanding, which are directly relevant to Politics and Economics.

Learning outcomes

In Philosophy, Politics and Economics (Hons) at Lancaster University - Management School, you will examine the history and basis of political ideas and critically reflect upon the nature and activities of political institutions. You will learn how political decisions concern, and are influenced by, economic matters. You will also critically engage with a range of economic models and theories.

The first year of your degree course is designed to give you a firm grounding in each of the three disciplines through the core modules: Introduction to Philosophy; Politics and Governance in the Contemporary World, and Principles of Economics.

In your second and third years, you’ll develop your skills and knowledge, choosing from a wide range of optional modules in the three subject areas. For example: Modern Political Thought; International Relations and Security; Ethics: Theory and Practice; Managerial Economics, and International Economics.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Politics and International Relations in the Contemporary World
  • Business and International Macroeconomics
  • Comparative Politics of the Asia Pacific and the Middle East
  • Economic Policy
  • Ethics: Theory and Practice
  • Foreign policy of contending powers
  • Indian Politics, Society and Religion
  • International Relations and Security

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    87

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Grade Requirements
  • A Level AAB
  • GCSE Mathematics grade B, English Language grade B/C
  • IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each component.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    21900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21900 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Lancaster

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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