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Philosophy, Politics & Economics

BA (Hons)

Programme details

  • Next start date: Sep 2020
  • Study: Full-time
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Fee: Degree level September 2020: £18,000
  • Study abroad: Optional

Climate change, mass migration, transnational business, human rights and artificial intelligence – just some of the complex challenges facing the world today. This new interdisciplinary degree aims to prepare the next generation of leaders in both the public and private sectors. It will equip you as an all-round thinker and practitioner with the knowledge and skills to tackle both current and future issues worldwide.

This programme offers multidisciplinary breadth, integrating philosophical skills with political and economic knowledge. You’ll develop important critical thinking skills and apply these to major contemporary issues.

We’ll encourage you to seek connections across all areas of your learning and develop the applied, transferable skills you’ll need to address contemporary world problems.

Leadership is a recurrent theme, and you’ll learn how to adapt your approach to lead people and projects across cultures and industries. Working and debating in groups will hone your skills in communication, teamwork, argumentation and negotiation.

A wide choice of elective modules offers the chance to explore other subjects alongside your core studies, including languages and career planning.

Regent’s international campus community brings an extra dimension to the classroom experience. You’ll be learning in a multicultural environment, similar to an international professional setting, where politics and economics are intertwined, underpinned by philosophical ideas and ethical norms.

There is an emphasis on practical skills and employability. Work on real-life project briefs will encourage you to explore new perspectives and directions through debates and simulations. In Year 2, you’ll have the option to undertake an experiential project (the equivalent of a work placement) to better equip you for real-life professional experience.

In Year 2, you’ll also have the option to spend a term studying abroad at one of Regent’s international partner institutions in Europe, Asia or the USA.

For your final-year project, you’ll complete a major piece of work that synthesises all that you’ve learnt, researching a real-world dilemma and proposing new approaches or practical solutions to resolve the problem.

This is a guide to the overall structure of the PPE programme, mandatory elements, modules, term dates and periods of assessment.

The PPE degree is studied over three years, with two 12-week long terms: autumn and spring. Each year, you will take between six and ten modules, amounting to 120 credits per year. You will also be able to select a range of electives per year from a wide range of Liberal Studies and language modules. There are also elective modules available at level 5 which are focused on career development and work placement experience. The remaining four to eight modules are core modules.

Year 1

Level 4

Module Title Credits Overview
Introduction to Philosophy 12 Credits / 6 ECTS Credits This course introduces a broad spectrum of topics in philosophy such as knowledge, reality,freedom, morality, and art. Students will learn to engage with and critically analyze contrasting philosophical approaches to these topics, and to construct and present cogent philosophical arguments.
Politics I: Political Theory and Institutions 12 Credits / 6 ECTS Credits The module helps students familiarise themselves with the fundamental ideas and institutions related to politics. Students will be invited to gradually develop a way to understand politics as a theoretical construct and a practical activity. They will focus on issues such as liberty, equality, the legitimacy of the state, nationalism and cosmopolitism. Students will benefit from the reading of classical authors and will engage with works as diverse as those by Plato and de Tocqueville, Machiavelli and Marx, Rousseau and Judith Butler. Constant reference will also be made to non-Western traditions.
Economics I: Introduction to economic principles 12 Credits / 6 ECTS Credits No human phenomena, past, present or future, can be fully understood without a deep exploration of its economic dimension. This module aims to introduce students to the fundamentals guiding the production and distribution of material resources across societies, including the principles of economic activities, the relations between individual actions and market dynamics, and key evolutionary shifts in modern economic thought. Combining in class discussions, research and experiential learning, this module introduces students to the pluralistic view of economic epistemology necessary for leadership in the 21st Century.
Critical Thinking (I): Logical Reasoning 12 Credits / 6 ECTS Credits The student will learn to differentiate between correct and incorrect reasoning. Students will be introduced to the study of reasoning, including the nature of arguments, deductive and inductive inference, meaning and inference, validity, hypotheticals, syllogisms, and the identification of fallacies. The module will emphasise reasoning in natural language and arguments in practical contexts, while introducing students to formal and informal techniques of logical analysis.
Philosophy II: Non-Western Worldviews 12 Credits / 6 ECTS Credits This module aims to introduce students to some of the major non-Western worldviews, including Asian, Islamic and African ones, which are still dominant ways of thinking in large parts of the world. You will be exposed to very different philosophies, from those that you studied in term 1; and you will understand how the actual assumptions behind these differ – for instance, what is the nature of truth, what counts as validity, what is the aim of knowledge, and how we define wisdom. This will provide you with a better understanding of why leaders might think differently, in different parts of the world – and whether and how dialogue might be possible, across cultures.
Politics II: Politics and Society 12 Credits / 6 ECTS Credits The module focusses on how politics is actually experienced in societies, in both democratic and non-democratic countries. Students are invited to reflect on the impact of some key policies on economic, political, and cultural dimensions as well as on the socio-historical roots of the policies themselves. What has driven the rise and demise of the welfare state? What are the consequences of neoliberal privatisations? These are instances of the issues students will have to reflect upon and address.
Economics II: Global Economic Systems 12 Credits / 6 ECTS Credits Building on students’ understanding of the fundamentals of economic theories explored in Economics I, this module focuses on the evolution of economic systems. Encompassing four centuries of economic history, the course will introduce students to a series of evolutionary thresholds which have driven our global economic history and are shaping our future. Combining in-class discussions, individual and group research, students will be given the opportunity to study the impacts of technological, cultural and political shifts on particular
economic environments across the world, thus preparing them to explore the core challenges facing communities, businesses and governments in the 21st Century.
Global Governance (I): History of Geopolitics 12 Credits / 6 ECTS Credits This module aims to introduce students to key themes in geopolitics and international history over the last two thousand years. Following a thematic rather than chronological approach, students will analyse the ways in which geography, economics and ideology have shaped the rise and fall of various world orders. It will also critically engage with some of the metahistorical theories which have sought to explain these phenomena. The module also aims to provide students with a historical background to some of the international institutions
which they will study in more depth in GG II.
Global Perspectives 12 Credits / 6 ECTS Credits This is a University-wide common module, which facilitates interpersonal, intercultural and trans-disciplinary learning for all level 4 students enrolled on Regent’s University London undergraduate degree programmes. The module introduces a range of ideas and ways of thinking based around the University’s values, reflected in its learning outcomes. It encourages students to interact with the broader University community, both socially and academically, asking them to cross the physical and intellectual borders of their degree programmes. Global Perspectives aims to increase self-awareness and a sense of global citizenship, and prepares students for their subsequent studies by familiarising them with the
resources available to meet their lifelong learning needs.
One elective module One elective module from the Liberal Studies Year 1 curriculum. These include: Art History, Business & Management, English, Film Studies, History, International Relations, Journalism, Media & Communications, Political Science and Public Relations.

Year 2

Level 5

Module Title Credits Overview
Business Ethics 12 Credits / 6 ECTS Credits This course introduces students to fundamental moral questions which are relevant to business – such as, how can we bridge the gap between shareholder and stakeholder interests in business operations and long-term strategy. Students explore the various ethical theory frameworks (e.g. utilitarianism, deontological views, and virtue ethics) and learn how to use them in solving ethical dilemmas that arise in business, such as when managers struggle to maintain their moral integrity while trying to fulfil their duties as agents of an organisation. Students also explore the concept of corporate social responsibility and evaluate different ways in which business can fulfil its role in society.
Political Philosophy 12 Credits / 6 ECTS Credits This module aims to introduce students to political philosophy, through an interdisciplinary examination of major themes from Western thinkers and political traditions. Key topics include the meaning of public life (in the Greek tradition), the sovereign state, and notions of liberty, power, democracy, and global justice. Students will be guided to explore the way in which different political philosophies have informed specific political institutions and ideologies.
Critical Thinking (II): Argumentation, Rhetoric and Debate 24 Credits / 12 ECTS Credits Building on Critical Thinking I, this module will help student utilise their understanding of correct and incorrect reasoning to develop their argumentative and rhetorical skills. Selected theories of argumentation will be explored, with a view to apply different theoretical perspectives to the analysis of actual public argument and develop the ability to engage in debate and evaluate public discourse. Relating common theoretical models to true-to-life examples from politics, law, ethics, education, and business, the module stresses the importance of argumentation in everyday life and interdisciplinary contexts.
Political Economy, between theory and praxis 12 Credits / 6 ECTS Credits This module sits at the cross-roads between economics and politics. Building on students understanding of the fundamentals of economic theories explored in Economics I, the evolution of economic systems explored in Economics II, and the political theory and practice from Politics I and II, this module challenges students to dive into some of the leading tensions, contradictions and dilemmas emerging within our modern economic systems, and how they are impacted upon by political ideologies and decisions. From understanding the drivers of inequality, the impact of environmental constraints, to the forces shaping the future of jobs, students will be given the opportunity the analyse trends, emerging challenges and
opportunities for creating a better economic future for all.
Research Methods for PPE 12 Credits / 6 ECTS Credits The Research Methods for PPE module will provide students with the philosophical
foundations and research skills necessary to conduct original research in an interdisciplinary setting in the social sciences. Topics will include research methodology; data collection and fieldwork, research design and data analysis. It will begin by introducing students to the philosophical underpinnings of social research within the social sciences. These foundations will inform the collection of primary and secondary data using both qualitative and quantitative methods. This module will enable students to design and develop their own research projects,
pertinent to the interdisciplinary PPE setting.
Global Governance (II): Contemporary Global Issues 24 Credits / 12 ECTS Credits This module will revisit the establishment of international governance; students will explore the role and functions of international organisations such as the UN, World Bank, IMF, IOM, and the ILO amongst others. Building on this knowledge, it aims to present current debates in geopolitics, in particular the political challenges that Europe and the US are facing or the rise of extremism. Other challenges that future leaders will have to address include the migration and the refugee crisis; climate change; conflict and resolution; trafficking and international security, and transnational business and human rights.

Year 2

Level 5 electives

You will have the choice of:

Two elective modules from the Liberal Studies Year 2 curriculum OR
One elective module AND Career Management OR
One elective module AND Experiential Project OR
Career Management AND Experiential Project

Module Title Credits Overview
Liberal Studies Year 2 elective modules You will have the choice of elective modules including: Art History, Business & Management, English, Film Studies, History, International Relations, Journalism, Media & Communications, Political Science and Public Relations.

Career Management (elective) 12 Credits / 6 ECTS Credits This module is designed to equip you to make realistic and suitable professional career decisions. The module has been created based on a career developmental theory aimed to enable you to practically apply your learning to manage your career trajectory. This includes researching opportunities, building self-awareness and articulating your key knowledge, skills, strengths and experiences. Not only will you be equipped to make effective applications for internship, placement and graduate positions, but also positioned to make informed decisions for a successful transition into your chosen career.

The aim of this module is to increase the likelihood that you will be able to understand the structure of the graduate labour market, to identify relevant opportunities (including those in SMEs and freelance opportunities), and to practice the strategies needed to apply successfully. The module will cover preparation for job applications and interviews, personal branding, networking, social media and entrepreneurship.

Career development and management is a continuous cycle. By participating in this module, you will be able to go from being curious about a sector, company and roles, to specifying and implement actions to reach your career goal.

The theme of resilience will run through the indicative topics. To prepare you for the graduate market or for an entrepreneurial career, understanding how financial, political, legal or climate changes impact sectors and companies, will challenge your career ideas, motivation and drive.
Experiential Project (elective) 12 Credits / 6 ECTS Credits The aim of this module is to develop your confidence to undergo recruitment processes and skills through a period of work experience. This module will enable you identify relevant placement opportunities (including those in SMEs), to practice the strategies needed to apply successfully, and to learn from your practical experience on placement through reflection.

After preparation in workshops and individual tutorials, you will embark on a placement of a minimum six weeks (at a minimum of 192h). For longer placements (over eight weeks) Erasmus grants maybe available. (TBC)

You will go from being curious about a role in an organisation to preparing an
application, adapting to a workplace, reflecting on your experiences while on placement, and formulate your experiences in a format that will prepare you with future applications in your career.

Year 3

Level 6

Module Title Credits Overview
Critical Thinking (III): Complex Applications 24 Credits / 12 ECTS Credits Building on Critical Thinking (II), this module aims to provide students, first with the historical background and theoretical context in which to understand the complexities of bilateral and multilateral co-operation between states and various non-state actors, and second, an opportunity to apply their critical thinking and practical skills in the fields of international politics, diplomacy, and political economy to real world situations.

Students will develop practical skills by learning to apply their knowledge of theory and policy to contemporary case studies. They will have the opportunity for experience-based learning through simulation practices organised both at Regent’s and on field trips. A simulation reflection diplomacy and negotiation will be organised – for example, a Model United Nations, a simulation of European Union negotiation, or a UN-led consultation on a new Human Rights Treaty. This will be facilitated either through field trips, or by inviting guest facilitators at Regent’s, selected from a range of relevant institutions (such as the European Union, NATO, European Court of Justice, European Parliament, International Court of Justice, International Criminal Court, Council of Europe, European Court of Human Rights).

The module focuses on practical experience, and students will engage with how the international system of states operates through international institutions. Students will become familiar with diplomacy and negotiation as peaceful instruments of international affairs. Students will acquire a variety of negotiation skills and techniques, which will complement the argumentation, rhetoric and debate skills acquired in Critical Thinking (II), and they will have to opportunity to directly apply these in a simulation setting.

(Note. Students at Regent’s University have the option of participating in the Model United Nations club, which prepares students to debate and negotiate in the National Model United Nations Conference in New York City, which includes more than 5,000 students from more than 400 Colleges and Universities worldwide)
PPE Final Project 48 Credits / 24 ECTS Credits The purpose of this module is to bring together a PPE integrated approach applied to a major, multi-faceted, real world issue agreed with your supervisor(s). Your approach will draw fully upon all three conceptual pillars of the programme – Philosophy, Politics and Economics – to demonstrate the totality of your learning on the programme. The resultant work will showcase your abilities and provide an enduring applied exemplar that can be shared with potential employers or in admissions processes for further study. The Final Project can take the form of a
reflective practice-based project such as a consultancy or a traditional written dissertation subject to meeting word-length equivalencies in agreement with your supervisor(s). The Final Project will run over the two semesters at level 6 and will be supervised by a minimum of one supervisor although two may be allocated depending on the nature of the work.
Global Governance III: The 4th Industrial Revolution 24 Credits / 12 ECTS Credits The Fourth Industrial Revolution offers great economic opportunities, but these are accompanied by political, economic, ethical and social challenges, marked by
profound changes to the way individuals interact, work, and live. Spurred by the
deployment of smart technologies, such as Internet of Things (IoT), machine
learning, and artificial intelligence (AI), this is a revolution and it is set to disrupt
almost every industry in every country at an unprecedented speed. And it is not only industry that must respond, governments and citizens need to reinterpret their values to determine the shape of the society in which we want to live.

A cornerstone of the Fourth Industrial Revolution is the development of Artificial
Intelligence, a highly debated technology due to its transformative potential and its ethical, moral, political, legal, economic, and social implications. AI is a pervasive technology, set to play an increasingly critical role in society and in automating processes and decisions. This autonomous aspect raises a myriad of complex questions, such as: How willing are individuals to hand over their autonomy to machines? Will the benefits of this technological revolution be broadly distributed or limited to a few? How can we minimise bias and address ethical concerns? Whose interests should they serve and to what extent? What, if any, legal rights and responsibilities should be granted to these machines? Should they be regarded merely as sophisticated tools or a newly emerging form of life? Can a machine be held accountable for its actions? What role should governments play in regulating these machines? Will machines ever truly substitute humans? This module is not about the technology but about the dilemmas it presents.

This is a stimulating and immersive module, which engages students directly in the critical approaches to understanding the Fourth industrial Revolution and the
discussions pertaining the deployment of AI. In particular, it will equip students with the intellectual tools, ethical foundation, and multifaceted knowledge to navigate the coming Era of Machines.

The module embraces the intrinsically interdisciplinary nature of this topic. Students will be exposed to economic, social, political, legal, historical, ethical, and current affairs debates, which will empower them to make strategic sense of the world around them.
Two elective modules Two elective modules from the Liberal Studies Year 3 curriculum. These include: Art History, Business & Management, English, Film Studies, History, International Relations, Journalism, Media & Communications, Political Science and Public Relations. Or, one language module and one Liberal Studies module from the Year 3 curriculum.

How to apply

Applying to study at Regent's University London is quick and easy. We have put together some helpful information to guide you through the process. We accept direct applications and there is no application fee.

Not received your results yet?

That's fine, you can still apply even without your exam results. We can issue a conditional offer without your results. You just need be clear in your application which qualifications you are currently studying for.

Application deadlines

September 2020

Early deadline: Wednesday 15 January click here to find out more about this deadline

Step 1 Apply

You can apply in the following ways:

If you have not uploaded the relevant supporting documents during the online application process, you should ensure that we have the below supporting documents as soon as you have completed your application. These can be sent via email to the Regent’s Admissions Department.

  • Copies of academic transcripts and certificates from all university studies (i.e. undergraduate degree)
  • One letter of academic recommendation
  • A copy of your CV/resumé showing your work experience, if applicable
  • A 300-500 word personal statement outlining the reasons for applying to your chosen programme. This should demonstrate an understanding of a current issue relevant to the subject, how you feel you will benefit from the programme of study, what contributions you will make to the University and how this will help your future career aspirations
  • A copy of your passport photograph (ID) page
  • If you are not a native English speaker, proof of your English proficiency

For some of our programmes, the selection process may include an interview. Interviews can take the form of a one-to-one interview or group interview. These are generally conducted on campus but may be conducted by telephone or as a Skype call. Arrangements of these are made between the Admissions Department and the applicant.

Step 2 Receive a response to your application

You can expect to receive a decision on your application within 10 working days of receipt of your completed application and supporting documents.

We will assess whether you meet our entry requirements and will notify you of the decision via email.

Step 3 Accepting your offer

If you wish to accept the offer, please pay the advance tuition fee deposit (non-refundable) to confirm your place. 

Please see here for information on how to pay.

Step 4 After you have accepted your place

Closer to the start of the term the Admissions Team will send information regarding the registration process. This will include information on completing your online enrolment prior to your arrival as well as a checklist of documents you will need to bring with you to fully register onto the programme.

Information for international students

If you are an overseas student requiring visa sponsorship to study in the UK, our team will be in touch with information on applying for your student visa and the documents you will need. More information can be found on our visas and immigration page.

Scholarships and Funding

Undergraduate Scholarships

Students with three B grades at A-level (or equivalent qualification), and progressing Regent's foundation students who achieve a minimum 70% average across all modules will receive a £1,500 scholarship for each year of their degree programme.

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The Regent's Achievement Scholarship

The Regent’s Achievement Scholarship is awarded to outstanding students from across the United Kingdom. Regent’s University London offers recipients a full fee-waiver for the duration of their undergraduate studies. This award is means tested.

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Undergraduate loans - Student Finance England 2019/20

Funding for UK, and EU nationals, as well as students with the status of Migrant Worker.

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The Vice-Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarship

Professor Aldwyn Cooper, Vice-Chancellor of Regent’s University London, wishes to recognise and reward three students each year who demonstrate particular commitment to upholding the University’s values and the ability to play an ambassadorial role for the University during their studies. 

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Future Finance loans

Alternative loan funding for students studying at Regent's University London.

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State-Sponsored Funding for Students from Norway

Loans and grants for Norwegian students studying for undergraduate or postgraduate degrees at Regent's University London.

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State-Sponsored Funding for Students from Sweden

Loans and grants for Swedish students studying for undergraduate or postgraduate degrees at Regent's University London.

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The Dean of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences Excellence Scholarship

The Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences has established three scholarships that celebrate the University’s independent, cosmopolitan and enterprising spirit.

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Regent’s Family Reward

Regent’s offers an intimate style of education, characterised by lots of personal attention. This personalised approach extends beyond our students to their families, with the University welcoming increasing numbers of brothers, sisters and even children of our alumni each year. The University is delighted to offer the Regent’s Family Reward as a thank-you to our alumni for their and their families’ loyalty.

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The Filippo Corsini Polo Scholarship, in association with the International Federation of Polo

The University awards two polo scholarships each year to students who show both the polo skills and the leadership acumen to help the Regent’s polo team's development. The scholarship is named in memory of Regent’s student Prince Filippo Corsini, an accomplished equestrian and showjumper.

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US Financial Aid

Direct subsidised and unsubsidised loans for US citizens, as well as Direct PLUS loans for eligible US citizens and Green Card holders administered by the US Department of Education (USED) for all eligible degree programmes offered at Regent’s University London.

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Tuition fees for September 2020 entrants

Annual tuition fee: £18,000

Non-refundable advance deposit

Home/EU students: £1,000 
Non-EU students: £4,000
Non-EU students in receipt of US Federal Loans: £1,000

What do fees include?

Fees cover the cost of all tuition and access to the University’s IT infrastructure and library learning resources.

What other costs should I budget for?

You will need to budget additional funds for accommodation and living expenses, travel, and any additional trips, visits, activities or courses (such as Summer programmes) that you choose to participate in outside of the tuition offered as part of the programme.

The library hold a limited number of copies of core text books and where possible in e-format. You will be encouraged to purchase your own text books and will need to budget approximately £80-£100 per year, depending on your programme of study.

When are fees paid?

Fees are payable in the following instalments:

  • An initial non-refundable advance deposit paid when you accept your offer of a place
  • The advance deposit is allocated against the first term’s fees
  • Tuition fees (including fees for subsequent terms) are due two weeks in advance of classes commencing

Calculating fee increases

  • The University sets tuition fees on an annual basis in line with the University's financial year which runs from 1 August to 31 July
  • The fees quoted here are for one year of study for those starting in September 2019 or January 2020.
  • Fees for subsequent years of study are subject to fee inflation
  • The University aims to keep annual fee increases in line with the University’s cost inflation. The expectation is that this will be no greater than UK consumer price inflation (CPI) plus 3%. There are occasionally variations to this dictated by the costs of running specific programmes or facilities required for our programmes
  • As a registered charity, all fee increases are subject to approval of the Trustee Board thus ensuring that affordability for our students remains a primary concern in any decisions regarding fee increases

Learning & assessment

You will be taught by expert faculty members who are active in their fields, offering a high level of academic qualification, research and professional experience. Teaching methods are varied and include tutorials, interactive seminars, field trips, role play, simulations and lectures from guest speakers. You will learn through research and analysis, debate, presentations and team work.

Assessment methods include written assignments, exams, presentations and group projects.

What skills will I gain?

  • The ability to synthesise knowledge and methods across subject areas
  • Research, analysis and reflection
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • The ability to debate, construct an argument and present a case
  • Cultural intelligence and adaptability to different international contexts

Academic Requirements

A Regent’s education provides you with a high level of personal attention, and this begins from the moment you apply to study with us. We want to understand who you are and what your skills and interests may be – we are interested in your potential, as well as your prior achievements. We review each application comprehensively and on its individual merit, considering all of your skills, interests and attributes.

We receive applications each year from over 170 countries and are happy to assess all international qualifications.

Level 3 entry (Foundation)

For applicants entering at Foundation Level 3, we would typically make you an offer for at least 5 GCSEs at grades A-C / 9-4 or international equivalent, including mathematics.

We will require proof of English language proficiency, for example we ask for:

  • IELTS: Overall score of 5.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component
  • GCSE/IGCSE English, grade C / 4 (for IGCSE certificates, please provide the Supplementary Certifying Statement with the breakdown of component grades
  • Regent's English Password Test (REPT) (see below for more information)

Or equivalent qualification.

Level 4 entry (Year 1, undergraduate)

For applicants entering at Level 4, if you are holding A-Levels, we would typically make you an offer at A-Levels at grades BCC.

We will also assess your application for proficiency in mathematics, asking for a GCSE in this subject at grade A-C / 9-4 (or the international equivalent).

We will require proof of English language proficiency, for example we ask for:

  • IELTS: Overall score of 6.0, with 5.5 or above in all components
  • Regent's English Password Test (REPT) (see below for more information)
  • Or equivalent qualification.

English for Academic Purposes (EAP)

You will take an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) module in your first term in order to support the development of your academic work in English.

Students who achieve an IELTS 6.5, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component, or an equivalent result, are exempt from the EAP module and will take an additional academic module instead.

Students entering with Recognition of Prior Learning

If you are joining your programme at an advanced entry point, we require IELTS 6.5 with a minimum 6.0 in Reading and Writing, with no score below 5.5 in any other components.

We offer a range of courses that can help to improve your English language proficiency. Please see the website for more details:

For more information, see the How to Apply tab under each programme on our website.

You can find our Admissions Policy and Admissions Appeals and Complaints Policy at:

Regent's English Password Test (REPT)

For offer holders able to visit us in London, we can provide an on-campus English diagnostic test known as the Regent’s English Password Test (REPT). This test must be arranged in advance. To find out more information and to book a test, please visit the REPT page. Please note, the REPT test will be free of charge until 31 May 2020. From 1 June 2020, there will be a £50 charge to take the REPT test.

Future opportunities

Your versatile approach to multifaceted contemporary issues will make you attractive to a wide range of employers in both the public and the private sectors. Many people in public life began by studying PPE, and careers in fields such as politics, law, international finance, industry, journalism, broadcasting and public policy could be open to you.

Careers support

All students benefit from an initial consultation with a careers adviser in their first weeks on campus. Based on your individual interests you will, guided by your adviser, develop knowledge and networks in relevant sectors and roles. You will be encouraged to team up with like-minded individuals to build communities centred around shared interests.

You will have access to the vacancies shared by our business relations team on the Student Hub, as well as multiple other resources, and help with making applications for internships and graduate roles in the UK and beyond. Students who have not identified an area of interest are offered guidance consultations to enable decision-making.

A variety of workshops throughout the year will help you succeed at every stage of the selection process, including CV and cover letter writing, interview (including video interviews) and assessment centre preparation, networking, LinkedIn and psychometric testing. Support with individual applications is available.

Students who wish to start their own business will be invited to work in The Hive (see below).

Students looking to complete a consultancy project, such as a capstone, receive support in developing practical consultancy skills, as well as help with sourcing suitable projects. This offer is tailored with sector relevant information to reflect subject specialisms (e.g. fashion, design, business).

Each term a number of masterclasses (held by industry specialists), seminars, networking events and meetups are organised on campus. They offer an invaluable opportunity to find out about employment prospects in different industries and business sectors and to develop a professional network.

At our hiring breakfasts, employers who currently seek students via the Student Hub vacancy board (internships, placements, or graduate jobs) are introduced to (and given the opportunity to interview onsite) students directly.

In addition to regular face-to-face contact with our expert staff, we offer a wide range of online resources including VoIP (e.g. Skype) appointments to help you in your job search. These include advice sheets, videos and self-assessment tools. All this is accessible on the Student Hub to current students and alumni.

The Hive

The Hive is a workspace and community for both current students and alumni, which offers a full suite of services, including start-up advice, masterclasses, careers advice, student consultancy services and a bookable hot desk environment for start-ups. There is also support with graduate entrepreneurship visas if required. The Hive offers a collaborative environment in which careers and enterprise advice happens in a live working environment, allowing knowledge and opportunities to flow between its users. It aims to break down barriers between job seekers and creators, learners and staff, changing the way our learners relate to the University and develop their career skills.

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BA (Hons) Philosophy, Politics & Economics