University of Nottingham

Degree level: Undergraduate

Philosophy, Politics and Economics

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Course summary

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This course will equip you with a unique understanding of the world as well as the skills to pursue a career in government, politics, charities, NGOs and more. Taught by the School of Economics, Department of Philosophy and School of Politics and International Relations, it offers a holistic approach to understanding of the world around us. You will apply the complementary analytical frameworks of philosophy, political science and economics to gain a rich understanding of the roots of, and solutions to, real-world problems. It is probably no coincidence that many world leaders have studied philosophy, politics and economics.

Course details


In year one, you will take modules across each discipline. Modules in mathematics and statistics form part of the first year allowing you to take a wide selection of economics modules in your final year. You will take a study skills module to ensure that the transition to university study is smooth, plus a careers module. Second-year studies incorporate modules across each discipline with more choice of options. In your final year, you can take either 40 credits' worth of politics, philosophy and economics modules, or 60 credits of modules from any two of these disciplines.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeVLL5
Institution code N84
Campus nameUniversity Park Campus
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level A*AA A*ABB for those taking four full A levels and completing them in the same year. GCSE requirements - Mathematics grade A (numeric grade 7).
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Please contact the School for further information.
Access to HE Diploma Please contact the School for further information.
Scottish Higher AAAAB Must be combined with Scottish Advanced Highers. GCSE requirements - Mathematics grade A (numeric grade 7).
Scottish Advanced Higher AA Must be combined with Scottish Highers. GCSE requirements - Mathematics grade A (numeric grade 7).
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 38 points GCSE requirements - Mathematics grade A (numeric grade 7).
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) A Must be combined with A-Level grades A*A-AA. GCSE requirements - Mathematics grade A (numeric grade 7).
Extended Project Not accepted
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, M1 GCSE requirements - Mathematics grade A (numeric grade 7).

European Baccalaureate - 85% GCSE requirements - Mathematics grade A (numeric grade 7).

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
International £17550* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Philosophy, Politics and Economics at University of Nottingham - UCAS