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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 10.6k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 14.7k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 January 2016

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    Description

    Are you interested in economics but also in other social sciences as well as philosophy? If you would like a solid grounding in economic science, but are equally interested in political science and philosophical approaches to understanding human behaviour, the BA Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) degree is an ideal choice to pursue your interests.

    92% of economics students are satisfied with the BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics, overall (KIS 2012).

    Our PPE degree programme has a compulsory economics core, while also allowing you to study modules in the School of Political Social and International Studies, and the School of Philosophy during each of the three years of your degree.

    The PPE programme is as demanding as our BSc Economics and other degrees. The benefits are correspondingly substantial, since you learn to analyse a given economic, political or social problem using not only economic tools and concepts but also those from political science and philosophy. This allows a multifaceted approach which can provide new insights compared to one based on only a single social science discipline.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline January 15 Tuition fee
    • EUR 10560 Year (EEA)
    • EUR 14720 Year (Non-EEA)

    Fees (home/EU) £9,000; Fees (international) £12,550

    Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
    Duration full-time 36 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time Intensity Flexible

    Course Content

    Year 1

    You will study introductory economics, politics and philosophy modules and choose from a range of optional modules such as Philosophical Problems, Reasoning and Logic, Modern Reading in Philosophy, Great Books, Social and Political Theory and Introduction to Contemporary Politics.

    Year 2

    You will strengthen your understanding of the macro and microeconomy, by covering material from the first year in greater depth and by studying new areas. You will also be able to choose modules offered by the School of Political, Social and International Studies and the School of Philosophy. This gives you the interdisciplinary skills which are key to this degree. The compulsory module in the School of Economics is: Intermediate Economics. Further modules will be chosen from a range of second-year modules from the School of Political, Social and International Studies and the School of Philosophy.

    Year 3

    You will continue your interdisciplinary studies by choosing modules from each of the three Schools. This will promote your understanding of the social world, tracing philosophical assumptions and their implications for the study of economics and politics. The compulsory module in the School of Economics is Government, Welfare and Policy. Further modules will be chosen from a range of third-year modules from the School of Political, Social and International Studies and the School of Philosophy.


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    English Language Requirements

    IELTS band : 6 TOEFL iBT® test : 78

    To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advice you to

    take an IELTS test. More About IELTS

    Requirements

    • Qualification: BA (Hons)
    • A Level: ABB excluding General Studies
    • International Baccalaureate: 32
    • Scottish Advanced Highers: ABB (acceptable on its own or in combination with other qualifications)
    • Irish Leaving Certificate: AABBBB
    • Access Course: Pass with Distinction in 36 credits at level 3 and Merit in 9 credits at level 3
    • HND: Please contact the University for further information
    • European Baccalaureate: 75%

    Candidates will be expected to have 3 A levels (see below for typical offer). Please note: We do not accept A level General Studies as one of these.
    For students without A level Mathematics, we offer a modified version of the "Introductory Mathematics for Economists" module in the first semester of Year 1. There is a special non A level teaching track enabling students to start from a very basic level and learn the complete range of mathematical skills that are required later in the degree.
    Candidates with equivalent qualifications to the A level requirement are encouraged to apply (eg International Baccalaureate; Access to Higher Education certificate). International candidates are also actively encouraged to access the University's International section of our website.
    Students should also have 5 GCSEs including English (grade C) and Mathematics (grade B).

    Students for whom English is a Foreign language

    We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading). Recognised English Language qualifications include:

    • IELTS: 6. overall (minimum 5.5 in any component)
    • TOEFL: Internet-based score of 78 overall (minimum 20 in Speaking component, 17 in Writing and Listening components and 18 in Reading components.
    • PTE: 55 overall (minimum 51 in any component).

    If you do not meet the University's entry requirements, our INTO Language Learning Centre offers a range of university preparation courses to help you develop the high level of academic and English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study.

    Interviews

    Sometimes applicants are requested to attend an interview prior to being offered a place on the course. These are normally quite informal and provide the interviewer with the opportunity to find out more about your current studies, your reasons for choosing the course and your personal interests and the extra-curricular activities that you are involved in.

    Special Entry Requirements

    A level General Studies is not accepted.

    Intakes

    The course begins in September each year.
    Approximate annual intake of students: 20.

    GCSE Offer

    Students should also have 5 GCSEs including English (grade C) and Mathematics (grade B).

    Assessment

    Key factors used to assess an application include:

    • Past and future achievement in examinations
    • Academic interest in the subject
    • Personal interests and extra-curricular activities
    • The reference

    All applications are considered on their own individual merits.

    Work Experience

    No work experience is required.

    Related Scholarships*

    • Academic Excellence Scholarship

      "The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."

    • Access Bursary

      Bursary for UK students all subjects where the variable tuition fee rate is payable.

    • Alumni Bursary

      Alumni Bursary for UK Undergraduate students

    * The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of East Anglia.

    Funding

    The University of East Anglia will be charging International students £12,200 for all full-time School of Economics undergraduate programmes which start in 2011.
    The University offers around £1 million of Scholarships each year to support International students in their studies. Scholarships are normally awarded to students on the basis of academic merit and are usually for the duration of the period of study.
    Economics International Undergraduate Scholarships:

    All International undergraduatestudents who apply for the BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics course, for 1st year of entry, will automatically be considered for a Scholarship on the basis of academic excellence.

    These scholarships will be awarded to international students who are predicted ABB or above from 3 Academic A levels subjects (excluding general studies) or equivalent. If the applicant accepts the School of Economics offer as their firm choice and achieves the required grades, they will be awarded the scholarship for the duration of their course.

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