36 months
17900 GBP/year
4630 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Politics, Philosophy and Economics degree from Queen's University Belfast is based on the view that, to understand public phenomena, one must approach them from several disciplinary directions. 

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This Politics, Philosophy and Economics degree from Queen's University Belfast illuminates how these three areas complement one another:

  • Politics acquaints students with the institutions and processes that produce decisions governing our lives
  • Philosophy develops analytical rigour, the ability to reason logically, critically and ethically
  • Economics helps in understanding government policy and the choices facing businesses, governments and society


Studying PPE at Queen’s has several unique advantages:

  • Studying in Belfast, a regional political and economic capital city, allows for one to interact directly with key decision makers in the area
  • Situated on the island of Ireland, the PPE degree at Queen’s offers a unique international setting
  • Studying politics, philosophy, and economics in a divided society allows one to explore how these subjects work to shape conflict
  • Small class sizes promote the building of close friendships and networks

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • American Politics
  • British politics in crisis?
  • Studying Politics
  • Identity Politics and Diverse Societies
  • Managerial Economics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

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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

  • AAA + GCSE Mathematics grade B/6
Irish leaving certificate requirements
  • H2H2H3H3H3H3 + if not offered at Higher Level then Ordinary Level grade O3 in Mathematics
Access Course
  • Successful completion of Access Course with an average of 75% + GCSE Mathematics grade B/6 or equivalent in Access Course.
International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • 36 points overall, including 6,6,6 at Higher Level.   If not offered at Higher Level/GCSE then Standard Level grade 5 in Mathematics would be accepted.
BTEC Level 3 Extended/National Extended Diploma
  • QCF BTEC Extended Diploma (180 credits at Level 3) with overall grades of D*D*D*
  • RQF BTEC National Extended Diploma (1080 GLH at Level 3) with overall grades of D*D*D*
  • GCSE Mathematics grade B/6 required.
  • A minimum of a 2:1 Honours Degree, provided any subject requirements have been met.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17900 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4630 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4630 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • Northern Ireland (NI) £4,630
  • Republic of Ireland (ROI) £4,630
  • England, Scotland or Wales (GB) £9,250
  • EU Other £17,900
  • International £17,900

Living costs for Belfast

561 - 887 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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