Goldsmiths, University of London

Course Introduction

The combination of Politics Philosophy and Economics (PPE) is well established, thanks largely to the degree offered at Oxford University. Goldsmiths now offers a distinctive, fresh and critical take on these areas of study, which draws on its well'established strengths in social science and theory. The course has been carefully designed to introduce you to the ideas that have shaped the world today, but also to new and critical ideas, with which we can challenge established political and economic policies, institutions and methods. You will be taught by highly engaged lecturers, working across politics, philosophy and economics, all of whom are active researchers and writers in their own field. The course includes a basic introduction to economics. No prior experience of economics is required; nor is an A'level in Mathematics. Over the three years, you will also be introduced to alternative approaches to the economy, drawn from anthropology and sociology, so as to think more broadly and imaginatively about the way in which markets, states and public policies operate in the 21st century. The course is engaged in contemporary, real'world problems, such as financial and environmental regulation. This will give you insights that will equip you for a career in public policy, NGOs, media, consulting and social innovation. In addition to the taught curriculum, you will have the opportunity to attend talks by leading scholars and public intellectuals, concerned with the questions of politics, philosophy and economics. You will have the chance to hear from practitioners, experts and policy'makers, who will give special guest lectures which are available to our PPE students. Goldsmiths offers a uniquely dynamic undergraduate culture, with active student media and politics groups, through which you can gain practical experience and discover what excites you for your career ahead.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £13,100  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • GCE A-level ABB-AAB
  • SQA Advanced Higher AAC-ABC
  • International Baccalaureate 34
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Diploma

Key Course Information

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90% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 85%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 88%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 81%

£19,000 Average salary 6 months after course has finished

74% Go on to work and/or study

In work 54
Studying 16
Studying and working 4
Unemployed 18
Unknown 8

14% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 32%

Total Coursework: 68%

£5,247 - £5,247
Typical cost of university accommodation

£5,906 - £7,306
Typical cost of private accommodation