PPE degrees have produced political leaders, thinkers and commentators – from David Cameron to Christopher Hitchens to Robert Peston. Hull’s version is one of the best established, with the chance to be selected for a placement in Westminster. Take on the challenge of this classic combined programme to gain a wider perspective on modern society. This is one of the longest-running courses of its kind in the country and a flagship programme for the University. It attracts some of our highest-calibre students, many of whom go on to a political career. We'll train you not merely to absorb information but to engage, to debate, to influence and to lead. The aim is to develop your portfolio of skills and knowledge relevant to public life through small-group tutorials and one-on-one supervision. You'll benefit from the option to spend three months on a fully-integrated placement at Westminster or studying abroad with one of our partner institutions. Official Team GB partners Did you know that the University of Hull is the official University Partner of Team GB? Our united belief is that anyone, with the right opportunities ahead and a dedicated team behind, can achieve extraordinary things. This is what our partnership with Team GB is built on. Extraordinary is in you – and we’ll help you find it. What does this mean for you? It means that whether you’re studying sports science, or marketing, or logistics, or healthcare, or engineering, you’ll be able to gain invaluable experience through this unique partnership. We are working with Team GB to create opportunities for volunteering and work experience, to get involved with meet-and-greet sessions with Olympians, host on-campus talks from guest speakers and so much more. Some of our students recently helped Team GB athletes get their kit ready to compete in preparation for the Minsk 2019 European Games. It’s an extraordinary partnership, and you won’t find it anywhere else. Find out more at hull.ac.uk/teamgb
Year 1 Compulsory modules British Political History since 1945 Knowing Now: Applied Philosophy in a Contemporary World Introduction to Economics Philosophy, History and Ideology World Economy Contemporary Political Issues Year 2 Compulsory modules History of Political Thought British Government Paths of Research Macroeconomics: Managing the Economy Understanding and Rethinking Political Economy Year 3 Choose one of the following Contemporary Political Philosophy One-Trimester Internship One-Trimester Abroad Optional modules Dangerous Minds UK Politics in an Age of Austerity and Brexit Short Dissertation Advanced Business Economics Labour Economics Conflicts in British Culture Democracy and Legitimacy in the European Union Gender, Science and Knowledge Applied Business Economics Economics of Government All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.
You'll be assessed through a combination of written, practical and coursework assessments throughout your degree. Written assessment typically includes exams and multiple choice tests. Practical is an assessment of your skills and competencies. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work. Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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Applicants with other qualifications are welcome to apply.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with at least 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University please visit www.hull.ac.uk|
|Institution's Own Test||60% overall (with minimum 55% in each skill)|
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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