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
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.
If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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 a number of English language tests taken as part of school-level qualifications. For more details, please see our website. Please note that the course requirements are under Band B.
The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|