Studying politics, philosophy and economics will help you understand the ideas and theories which shape our world. You'll learn how and why these subjects are intrinsically linked, and how they've developed alongside each other. In our unique BSc you’ll study all of these subjects, and there is a particular emphasis on economics. You'll develop analytical skills to help you evaluate the impact of government policies. You'll learn how to understand things from multiple perspectives and think creatively about problem solving. You’ll study politics, philosophy and economics but as you progress more of your time will be focused on economics. Our teaching is informed by real-world events that are happening now, so you'll be using the knowledge and techniques you've learned to tackle current issues. For example, you could examine the impact of government policies aimed at addressing climate change, healthcare, education, and financial crisis. Our strong links with employers mean you'll be equipped with the analytical skills that they look for when you graduate. We have a partnership with the Civil Service and we support students in gaining employment experience during their degree. We encourage you to spend a year working for governments, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and other third sector employers focused on public policy. You'll also have the option to spend a year studying abroad in order to develop your skills and understanding of politics, philosophy and economics (PPE) in a global setting. In the final year, you'll complete a PPE dissertation supported by a dissertation tutor. You may also be interested in our Politics, Philosophy and Economics BA.
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
How to apply
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
To find out if you're eligible for additional consideration or an alternative offer, visit: ww.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/apply/access-sheffield
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English language requirements
You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade 4/C; IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification
English language requirements for undergraduates
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|