This challenging and ground-breaking degree introduces you to core ideas and issues in politics, philosophy and economics. It will equip you to understand how the economy is governed, how public policy gets made and the ideas which shape the world.
Why study Politics, Philosophy & Economics at Goldsmiths?
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
We've been recognised as one of the UK's top political universities as voted for by students (Which? University 2014)
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