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A friendly, informal atmosphere and a lively student society - the Club of PEP

The School of PEP is a collaboration of three departments, Politics, Economics and Philosophy, which exists to offer degrees in various combinations of these subjects. Founded in 1986, the school was one of the first universities after Oxford to offer a PPE degree, and has established a very strong international reputation for offering teaching of the highest quality: in PPE, in Economics & Philosophy, in Economics & Politics and in Philosophy & Politics. It prides itself on its friendly, informal atmosphere and on its student society, the Club of PEP. York is the only institution to offer both MA’s and research degrees in PPE.

Welcome to the School of PEP

It is a great privilege to be Director of the School of PEP at the University of York. We have one of the finest sets of internationally recognised academics in Politics, Economics and Philosophy, and the liveliest, most committed group of students in the country. We offer one of the best opportunities to study for a PPE degree and associated joint degrees in a friendly, informal atmosphere. Come to York and you will learn the importance of the interaction between the political, economic and ethical in today’s world. You’ll engage with your peers and teachers on an unforgettable intellectual journey, and follow in the footsteps of our graduates who have gone on to pursue stimulating and challenging careers all over the world.

If you would like to find out more, please get in touch.

Professor Neil Carter

Studying PEP at York

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Club of PEP

The Club of PEP organises a fantastic array of events, trips and socials so that PEP students can make the most of their time here, both academically and socially. The Club is run by PEP students, for PEP students, and all students in the School are automatically members.

                   Find out more on the Club's website

Our courses

   Undergraduate courses
   Postgraduate study 


Latvian success for final-year PEP student

Posted on Monday 7 April 2014

Third-year Economics & Politics student Erki Taube has reached the final of the PeakTime international business competition.

Joint Philosophy and PEP colloquium

Posted on Tuesday 18 March 2014

The next PEP seminar in our 2013-14 series, organised in conjunction with the Department of Philosophy, will be held on May 14.

Dr Vasilopoulou wins two British Academy awards

Posted on Tuesday 18 March 2014

Congratulations to Dr Vasilopoulou, currently Admissions Tutor for the School of PEP, who has been awarded two separate grants from the British Academy to further her research work.


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