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.
Whether your journey has been long and winding or easy and direct, whether you had to overcome major obstacles or had a smooth passage, whether we are a dream come true or an option which seemed second best to you, here you are at the School of PEP: A very warm welcome to all of you.
The School offers some of the best teaching you will ever experience. We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of interdisciplinary studies. We have world-class researchers, dedicated teachers and support staff who will support you with heart and mind. Our students are of the finest quality. They are active, interested, curious, open-minded and hard-working. Many of them will go on to make important contributions to our society. We expect the same of you.
The School of PEP has been my home since I joined this university. Come in and make yourself feel at home. There are many things we can achieve together.
If you would like to find out more, please get in touch.
Dr Christian Piller
Where will a degree from the School of PEP take you?
Our coursesUndergraduate courses
- Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)
- Economics and Politics
- Philosophy and Politics
- Economics and Philosophy
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.
Nobel laureate speaks to York PEP students
Posted on Monday 13 July 2015
The School of PEP is delighted to announce that six of its students have been awarded prizes acknowledging their exceptional academic performance this year.
Posted on Tuesday 16 June 2015
Amartya Sen, the world-renowned social scientist, gave the School of PEP Lecture at the York Festival of Ideas in June.
Posted on Wednesday 22 April 2015
Dr Martin O'Neill (Politics) argues that the so-called 'Mansion Tax' is one of the keys to a more equal distribution of property wealth in the UK.