BA Politics, Philosophy and Economics

At Roehampton the BA Honours Degree in Politics, Philosophy and Ecomomics is essentially about action and decision-making: the art and science of the possible. Working in a political or economic or business environment means employing the best strategies to negotiate your way to your objectives. This is why the practical dimension of the degree has a focus on actual negotiation skills (the second-year module ‘Political Skills: Negotiation,’ teaching for example the Harvard Negotiation Method) and leadership and communication skills.

Course details

New for 2022, our PPE degree will prepare students to be changemakers who can make sense of the world and understand the action required to solve social problems.
  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

University of Roehampton

Course overview

Allied to this PPE at Roehampton is designed to produce effective decision-makers out in the world informed by: the best ways of negotiating through political and business systems, ethical and philosophical principles regarding the good of humankind and economic choices regarding the best uses of increasingly scarce resources.

Our Politics modules focus on: Political Concepts, Researching and Working on Politics, Political Parties and Elections, Global Governance (how for example the UN works), Active Citizenship.

Our Philosophy modules focus on: Ethical Theory, Freedom, Power and Politics, Self and World, Animal rights and Environmental Ethics. Political Philosophy, Gender and Philosophy, continental Philosophy.

Our economics modules provide in-depth knowledge of organisations and their environments, including their relationships to society. The economics strand addresses areas such as managing people, business organisations within a global context, and labour economics. Additionally, you’ll learn how businesses can operate effectively in a multicultural environment. Students will be able to solve business problems ethically and will acquire a sound understanding of the wider economy.


Entry requirements

Year 1 entry: 112 UCAS points (or equivalent)

We welcome applications from students studying T Levels.

For all courses we also accept a wide range of other qualifications and experience.


We anticipate graduates of Roehampton’s BA Politics, Philosophy and Economics embarking on careers in politics – either research, campaigning, policy work, or civil service – or going into business management, teaching, journalism, law, publishing, media, public relations, community / social services and heritage or cultural management.


All modules are core and are worth 15 credits unless specified.

Compulsory modules

  • Ethical Theory
  • Principles of Economics
  • Economic Policy in Action
  • Political Concepts
  • What is ‘Doing’ Philosophy?
  • An Introduction to Political Studies and Skills

Optional modules (Economics)

  • Managerial Economics
  • International Economics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Intermediate Macroeconomics

Optional modules (Philosophy)

  • Aesthetics
  • Freedom, Power and Politics
  • Practical Ethics
  • Self and World

Optional modules (Politics)

  • Political Parties and Elections
  • Researching and Working in Politics
  • Political Skills: Negotiation

Compulsory module

  • Final Year Project
  • Optional modules (Economics)
  • Business Ethics and Responsible Management
  • Labour Economics
  • Development Economics
  • The Economics of Money, Banking and Finance
  • Contemporary Issues in Economics

Optional modules (Philosophy)

  • Contemporary Political Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Law
  • Animal Rights and Environmental Ethics
  • Continental Philosophy
  • Gender, Race and Class: Philosophical Issues

Optional modules (Politics)

  • Active Citizenship
  • Race and Empire
  • Political Skills: Leadership and Communication
  • Global Governance