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BA Politics, Philosophy and Economics / Overview

Year of entry: 2017

Degree awarded
BA (Hons)
Duration
3 years
Typical A-level offer
AAB. (Please see entry requirements for full details.)
Typical International Baccalaureate offer

32 points overall. 6,6,5 at Higher Level. No lower than 5 in English and Maths. Applicants should be studying at least one of the subjects listed in the A-level requirements above as part of their International Baccalaureate.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants

In 2015 there were approximately 592 applications for 78 places for this degree.

How to apply

All applications for undergraduate courses are made through UCAS

Find out more about the application process

Course description

  • 91% of students on our BA Politics, Philosophy and Economics are satisfied with their course (National Student Survey 2016) 
  • Are you interested in philosophical and political arguments and their economic context?
  • Do you want to gain insights from different fields and apply them to pressing policy concerns?
  • Would you like to be able to analyse and evaluate sources, and form rigorous arguments?
  • Would you like a chance to study abroad for a semester?
  • Take the right course units and you can apply for a paid summer internship through Manchester's Q-Step programme .

The BA (Hons) Politics, Philosophy and Economics programme - or PPE for short - is a structured, balanced, yet flexible programme of study, informed by today's freshest research.

The course covers a wide range of topics, problems and issues in contemporary politics, philosophy and economics.

Our PPE degree is based in the School of Social Sciences and provides a great opportunity to join a vibrant community spanning three interrelated disciplines.

You will learn how key insights from different fields can be applied to pressing policy concerns and in doing so can gain an unusually broad and rich set of intellectual and critical skills.

Open days

  • Find out more and register for an Open Day

Post-offer visits

If you are made an offer we will email you an invitation to visit us late January, February or early March. These afternoons are organised by the School of Social Sciences and include a tour, a talk, refreshments and a chance to talk to students, lecturers and recruitment staff.

If you are visiting Manchester and would like to visit our admissions office please make an appointment in advance. (Call +44 (0)161 275 4470/1473 or email socialsciences@manchester.ac.uk )

Fees

Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2017 will be £9,250, subject to government regulations on fee increases.. Future inflationary increases will be applied to each subsequent year of the course, subject to government regulations on fee increases. Tuition fees for international students will be £17,000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.

Scholarships/sponsorships

Scholarships and bursaries are available to eligible Home/EU students, including the Manchester Bursary . This bursary is in addition to the government package of maintenance grants.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Social Sciences
Contact name
Social Sciences Undergraduate Admissions
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 4470
Facsimile
+44 (0)161 275 4751
Email
Website
http://www.manchester.ac.uk/socialsciences
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