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Philosophy, Politics and Economics

University of Oxford

36 months
29500 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Philosophy, Politics and Economics course offered at the University of Oxford was born of the conviction that study of the great modern works of economic, social, political and philosophical thought would have a transformative effect on students’ intellectual lives, and thereby on society at large. 


About this Degree

This conviction remains as firm today as it was then. As the world has evolved, so has PPE. The Philosophy, Politics and Economics course offered at the University of Oxford  brings together some of the most important approaches to understanding the world around us, developing skills useful for a wide range of careers and activities.

Studying philosophy develops analytical, critical and logical rigour, enabling you to apply these skills to questions concerning how we acquire knowledge or make ethical judgements.


The careers most commonly chosen by PPE graduates are in banking and finance, politics, journalism and broadcasting, the law, industry, teaching, social work, accountancy, business management, management consultancy, advertising and the many branches of the public services, including the Civil and Diplomatic Services and local government.

Amit was Head of Corporate Partnerships at the British Heart Foundation. He says: ‘PPE encouraged me to be inquisitive, open-minded and analytical, preparing me for a career that has spanned the private, public and charity sectors.’

Programme Structure

  • General philosophy
  • Moral philosophy
  • Elementary logic


  • The theory of politics 
  • The practice of politics
  • Political analysis 
  • Microeconomics: the functioning of the market economy
  • Macroeconomics: dealing with national output and employment, exchange rates and policy issues
  • Mathematical techniques used in economics

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-levels: AAA
  • Advanced Highers: AA/AAB
  • IB: 39 (including core points) with 766 at HL             
  • It is recommended for candidates to have studied Mathematics to A-level, Advanced Higher, Higher Level in the IB or another equivalent.*
  • You may apply for PPE having done any combination of subjects at school; it is not necessary to have studied Politics, Philosophy or Economics. History can provide a useful background, but is not essential.
  • All candidates must take the Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA) as part of the application.        

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29500 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 Oxford

939 - 1530 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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