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Course summary

A degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) will develop your understanding of the contemporary world, including financial crises, human rights, environmentalism and cultural conflicts. PPE equips students with the skills and attributes required to be changemakers who, through making sense of the world, are well placed to take action to solve its problems. The multi-disciplinary approach of PPE has too often been the preserve of students from privileged backgrounds, but our aim is to enable a greater diversity of representation in those professions related to PPE - especially in our political system - to the benefit of us all. Philosophy at Roehampton is distinctive in its commitment to practical philosophy. You will be asked to use your philosophical knowledge to address real world problems. The programme provides the space to explore, for example, the ethics of the environment and animal rights, problems of economic inequality and unjust laws, and the nature of gender, race and class. The use of authentic assessments allows students to demonstrate more traditional philosophical skills of critical thinking and analytical argument, using multiple forms of media, and presenting material for a public audience. Our economics modules provide in-depth knowledge of organisations and their environments, including their relationships to society. The economics strand addresses areas such as managing people, business organisations within a global context, and labour economics. Additionally, you'll learn how businesses can operate effectively in a multicultural environment. Students will be able to solve business problems ethically and will acquire a sound understanding of the wider economy.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6with a minimum of 5.5 in each band
TOEFL (iBT)80with the following minimum scores: Reading: 18 Writing: 17 Listening: 17 Speaking: 20
PTE Academic59with no less than 59 in any band
Cambridge English AdvancedCgrade C in tests prior to 2015 with no less than 'weak' in any band

We may accept other high school English qualifications if you are applying for an undergraduate degree. Please contact us at [email protected] to clarify.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £13145 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13145 Year 1

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