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

The School 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 

It is a great privilege to be Director of the School of Politics, Economics and Philosophy at the University of York. We have one of the finest sets of internationally recognised academics in the field of PPE, 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

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Our courses

   Undergraduate courses
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Why choose PPE at York?

 Studying PEP at York

Club of PEP

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

Find out more on the Club's website

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Student life

News

Arts and Humanities Research Council funding opportunities

Posted on Tuesday 21 October 2014

Applications are now open for AHRC studentships for 2015 entry.


PEP PhD student set to further her research at prestigious Florence institute

Posted on Monday 28 July 2014

Juliana Bidadanure has been awarded a Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellowship at the European University Institute.


Congratulations to our 2013-2014 undergraduate prizewinners

Posted on Monday 14 July 2014

Well done to you all!


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Events

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