University of Oxford

Degree level: Undergraduate

Philosophy, Politics and Economics with Foundation Year

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Course summary

Are you a student from the UK interested in studying Philosophy, Politics and Economics but your personal or educational circumstances have meant you are unlikely to achieve the grades typically required for Oxford courses? If so, then Philosophy, Politics and Economics with Foundation Year might be the course for you. The Foundation Year is completely free for UK students and is designed to be a one-year intensive academic course which will bridge any gap between school and our academically challenging undergraduate courses. The programme is carefully designed to build and develop your study skills, subject knowledge and capacity for independent study. Students that pass the course will be awarded a nationally recognised Certificate in Higher Education (CertHE) qualification. If you pass the course at the required level, you will be automatically admitted into Oxford as an undergraduate student if you wish to be, without the need to re-apply. For more information on this course please visit www.ox.ac.uk/fyppe Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) 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. This conviction remains as firm today as it was then. As the world has evolved, so has PPE. The course 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. For more information on this course please visit ox.ac.uk/ugppe. This course is for UK state school students who meet the eligibility criteria. International students are not eligible to apply.


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application codes

Course code:
L0VF
Institution code:
O33
Campus name:
Open Application
Campus code:
9

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

International applicants

This course is not open to international applicants. For more information about eligibility please see our website: foundationyear.ox.ac.uk/eligibility

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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 and Mathematics are useful backgrounds, but are not essential. We expect you to have taken and passed any practical component in your chosen science subjects. Although a background in Mathematics is not formally required for admission, PPE applicants should have sufficient interest in, and aptitude for, mathematics to cope with the mathematical elements of the course. Mathematics is a particular advantage for the Economics component of the course, as well as for the first year logic course in philosophy, and for understanding theories and data in politics. Many successful applicants have studied Maths to at least AS-level, or another equivalent. You may like to consider taking Maths to AS-level, or an equivalent qualification such as IB Standard Level, even if you do not pursue it further. It is useful to have learnt the basics of differentiation before starting your university course in PPE.

Additional entry requirements

Interview


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7.5Minimum 7.0 per component
TOEFL (iBT)110Minimum component scores: Listening: 22 Reading: 24 Speaking: 25 Writing: 24
Cambridge English AdvancedOverall score of 191 or above, with at least 185 in each component
Cambridge English ProficiencyOverall score of 191 or above, with at least 185 in each component

For details on English Language Requirements, please visit the website url

https://ox.ac.uk/englang


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Fees and funding

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Philosophy, Politics and Economics with Foundation Year at University of Oxford - UCAS