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Social Sciences

Politics & International Relations

BA Philosophy Politics & Economics

3 years

€4143 pa

Programme profile


The PPE programme at Utrecht University considers political and economic issues from four different perspectives: philosophy, politics, economics and history. The addition of a historical dimension to PPE is something you’ll only find at Utrecht, who are "convinced that understanding the past will help us make better choices for the future". As well as gaining thorough knowledge of each of these four fields, you will also be trained to combine them to address the world’s most challenging problems.

As a PPE graduate, you will be able to critically analyse the toughest global problems through various lenses. The university asserts that "not only will we teach you how to approach complex challenges, we will also give you the tools to communicate your own point of view and take responsibility for your own personal and intellectual development. As a critical and independent thinker, you will be able to take on analytical and leadership positions in both the private sector (e.g. multinationals) and public sector (e.g. in government). Alternatively, you can go on to do a Master’s degree, a PhD and, eventually, an academic career"

Programme content


Year 1: Global Economic History; Comparative Democratic Institutions; Ethics & Public Policy; Micro-Economics; Macro-Economics: Politics and Policy-Making; Political Philosophy; History of Politics

Year 2: you will dive deeper into a topic that interests you by choosing a specialisation from the one of the following areas: 

- The Welfare State
- Markets and Regulators
- Sustainability
- Democracy under Threat

Year 3: in your final year you are free to design your own curriculum by choosing elective courses . You can also decide to study abroad or do an internship with a key social partner such as a bank, international organisation or government ministry. In this year, you will also write a thesis on a topic of your choice.

Entry Requirements


Three A-Levels (inc, minimum of AS-Level Maths) plus 3 GCSEs

Six passes at Leaving Cert, 2 at H4. Subjects to include Higher Maths

No

Yes

Yes: Letter of Motivation

10 October

01 March