BA (Hons) Politics, Philosophy and Economics

Boost your career opportunities with a PPE degree from the University of Stirling. Gain insight into politics, business and the big ideas underpinning society.

Politics, Philosophy and Economics

Key facts

  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Start date September 2022
  • Duration 48 months or 36 months
  • Mode of study Part-time, Full-time, Campus based
  • UCAS Code L0V0
  • Study abroad opportunities

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Our Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE) degree course was the first of its kind in Scotland, and combines three complementary subjects that give you a unique perspective on how the world works.  

If you’re intellectually curious and passionate about understanding the complex challenges facing modern societies and economies, our PPE course is made for you. As you study, you’ll gain a broad insight into what makes the world tick, and also explore the big ideas that have helped shape Western society. 

The course brings together highly-regarded teaching staff from across our faculties. You’ll benefit from the industry insights of our multi-accredited Stirling Management School – which ranks among the top 25 in the UK for Business and Management (REF 2014). You’ll also learn from experts in Politics and Philosophy from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, who will help to ensure you graduate with a comprehensive understanding of the complexities of intellectual ideas, politics and business.

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Prizes or awards

Our final year PPE students qualify for nomination for the following prizes:

The Murray Learmonth Prize

A prize of a £75 book token for the best dissertation in Single or Combined Honours Politics/ International Politics and PPE.

The Stephen Ingle Award

A prize of a £75 book token for best overall performance in Politics, International Politics and PPE Honours.