Philosophy, Politics and Economics (Hons), B.A. | University of York | York, United Kingdom
36 months
21950 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
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The flexible Philosophy, Politics and Economics (Hons) course from University of York lets you tailor your degree to your strengths. You'll learn with a diverse and international student body. Our active Club of Politics, Economics and Philosophy (PEP) encourages debate beyond the classroom, and with opportunities to study abroad you can develop a truly global perspective.

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Learn from internationally respected experts from across three highly regarded departments. Build the understanding and analytical skills valued by top employers and become an agent of change.

Understand the forces at work where power and money intersect with ideals. Grapple the problems that shape society, explore the theory behind the politics and question the morality of competing systems of government. By what right do our rulers govern? What conditions create poverty and how does wealth interact with political unrest?

Careers and skills

The Philosophy, Politics and Economics (Hons) course from University of York  is a highly sought after by employers - 94.3% of graduates from the School of Phhilosophy, Politics and Economics enter further work or study within six months (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2016/17 (HESA) (Full-time UK students). With our diverse student body and opportunities for internships and study abroad you'll be prepared to enter the global marketplace.

The Club of PEP also provides a platform for students to meet with experts and and industry insiders through their careers branch, YorkWorks.

Career opportunities

Recent graduate careers include:

  • Brexit Policy Editor, The Guardian
  • Economist, Nordic Investment Bank
  • Consultant, PwC
  • Policy Advisor to Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
  • Correspondent, ITV News

Others have gone on to work in:

  • Public administration
  • Local and national government
  • Industry
  • The ‘not-for-profit’/non-governmental (NGO) sector (including international work)
  • The creative, media and broadcasting industries
  • Marketing
  • Accountancy, banking and finance
  • Law
  • Social welfare
  • Education

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Topics in PPE
  • Reason and Argument 
  • Economics 
  • Mathematics 
  • What is Politics? 

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.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic
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TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Other requirements

General requirements

A levels

  • Either AAA plus Mathematics GCSE Grade 7(A) or AAA including Mathematics A Level
  • There are two slightly different routes open to students studying PPE with us, one of which (the 'econometrics route') is more mathematical in focus, and for this, A level Mathematics with at least a grade B is compulsory.
  • For the standard route, we will accept GCSE Mathematics. You will choose between these two PPE routes when you start your degree at York. We don't accept General Studies.

BTEC National Extended Diploma

  • DDD including Mathematics or in conjunction with an acceptable alternative Level 3 Mathematics qualification or with Mathematics GCSE 7(A)

International Baccalaureate

  • Either 36 points plus GCSE Mathematics Grade 7(A) or equivalent OR 36 including 6 in Higher Level Mathematics.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21950 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 21950 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 York

646 - 1124 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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