Politics, Philosophy and Economics (Hons), B.A. | University of Stirling | Stirling, United Kingdom
36 months
16400 GBP/year
1820 GBP/year
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Boost your career opportunities with a Politics, Philosophy and Economics (Hons) degree from the University of Stirling. Gain insight into politics, business and the big ideas underpinning society.

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The Politics, Philosophy and Economics (Hons) degree from the University of Stirling  was the first of its kind in Scotland, and combines three complementary subjects that give you a unique perspective on how the world works.  

If you’re intellectually curious and passionate about understanding the complex challenges facing modern societies and economies, our PPE course is made for you. As you study, you’ll gain a broad insight into what makes the world tick, and also explore the big ideas that have helped shape Western society. 

The course brings together highly-regarded teaching staff from across our faculties. You’ll benefit from the industry insights of our multi-accredited Stirling Management School – which ranks among the top 25 in the UK for Business and Management (REF 2014). You’ll also learn from experts in Politics and Philosophy from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, who will help to ensure you graduate with a comprehensive understanding of the complexities of intellectual ideas, politics and business.

What jobs can you get with a Politics, Philosophy and Economics degree?

Our PPE course offers a high level of intellectual stimulation with a down-to-earth understanding of the interface between political institutions, societal values and the economy. Whether you’re aiming for a career in business, politics, the civil service, the voluntary sector or in journalism, a leading background knowledge in the humanities and the social sciences will be of great value and unlock a huge range of professional possibilities.

Jobs directly related to a PPE degree include:

  • Public Affairs Consultant
  • Civil Service Fast Streamer
  • Forensic Accountant
  • Politician’s Assistant
  • Business Consultant

As a PPE student, you’ll graduate with an in-depth knowledge of political institutions and the policy making process; a comprehensive understanding of the big ideas that have shaped Western societies; and a firm grasp of how the economy works. You’ll be skilled in argument evaluation, while also enjoying the ability to effectively express your own viewpoints. You’ll also develop valuable insight into the cultural, intellectual and moral pressures on decision-makers – which will make you a valuable asset to a wide range of companies.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • People and Power: Politics of the British Isles
  • Philosophy: What is it all About?
  • Economic Decision Making and Markets
  • Political Concepts and Ideas
  • Mind Value and Reality
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


360 alternative credits

360 or 480


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

SQA Highers

  • AABB - by the end of S5
  • AABBB - by the end of S6
GCE A-levels
  • BBB
IB Diploma
  • 30
BTEC (Level 3)
  • DDM
Widening access students
  • Widening access students may be eligible for an adjusted offer of entry.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16400 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1820 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • Students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland: £9,250

Living costs for Stirling

660 - 1140 GBP /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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