King's College London, University of London has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Our Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE) BA/BSc is a high-quality, interdisciplinary course that will equip you with the skills and knowledge to understand and analyse the political and economic institutions of the 21st century, both in the UK and globally. This course is taught jointly by the Department of Political Economy and the Department of Philosophy. Key benefits
- You will learn to think critically and independently about fundamental issues in philosophy, politics, and economics and about the interaction between these disciplines.
- The Department of Political Economy has an interdisciplinary ethos that cultivates a highly stimulating intellectual environment, which attracts leading scholars from all over the world.
- Our Philosophy Department is one of the largest and most prominent departments at King's and currently ranked as one of the top three in the UK.
- We offer a wide range of optional modules, covering many areas of philosophy, politics and economics and their interrelations.
- This course enables you to develop an understanding of the relationship between political and economic processes, institutions and ideas, and the broader philosophical questions underlying public policy.
- In the 2018/19 National Student Survey the BA/BSc PPE Programme received an 88% student satisfaction rate
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||A*AA||Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels. Additionally, GCSE Maths at grade 7 or A (or equivalent).|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Please see our online prospectus for further details on our BTEC entry requirements.|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 39 credits M: 6 credits P: 0 credits|
|Scottish Higher||AAA||Must be combined with two Scottish Advanced Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AA||Must be combined with three Scottish Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject. Applicants must also hold Standard Credit Grade 1 or 2/Intermediate 2/grade A National 5 in Maths or equivalent.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||35 points||including 7,6,6 at Higher Level. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. Additionally, GCSE Maths at grade 7 or A (or equivalent).|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H1, H1, H1, H2, H2, H2|
|Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||Not accepted|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D2, D3, D3||Please note that Global Perspectives is not accepted by King’s as one of your Pre-U Principal subjects. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) will be considered. Additionally, GCSE Maths at grade 7 or A (or equivalent).|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||All applicants must obtain or have obtained grade 7 or A in GCSE Mathematics|
Preferred subjects: None Required subjects: GCSE Mathematics at grade 7 or A (or equivalent).
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each skill|
|PTE Academic||69 overall with a minimum of 62 in each skill|
|TOEFL (iBT)||100 overall with a minimum of 25 in writing and 23 in each of the other skills|
|Cambridge English Advanced||185 overall with a minimum of 176 in each skill|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||185 overall with a minimum of 176 in each skill|
|Trinity ISE||Level III (ISEIII) with merit in each skill|
|Institution's Own Test||Pass the King's Pre-Sessional English Language Programme with Band 7|
We also accept the English Language component of a number of International and European qualifications as meeting our English Language requirements. These can include GCSE English, the International Baccalaureate, the Abitur or the French Baccalaureat. For more details, please see our website. Please note that the course requirements are under Band B.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|