The University of York is one of the most prestigious places to study Politics, Economics and Philosophy

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Interdisciplinary discussion and teaching led by world-renowned experts

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

The School offers degrees in various combinations of Politics, Philosophy and Economics subjects. It was founded in 1986 as 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 intellectually robust, friendly, and inclusive atmosphere and on its student society, the Club of PEP

Welcome to the School 

Werner Bonefeld

The School of PEP offers degree courses at the heart of current thinking, research and debate in Economics, Philosophy and Politics. Now is a most exciting time to study political economy, economic philosophy and political philosophy.

The School is home to a prestigious and international community of students and academics at the forefront of research into the philosophical, economic, and political questions of our time, including their historical contexts and competing theoretical analyses. The School is dedicated to outstanding teaching and to developing the potential of all our students in an intellectually robust, friendly and open learning environment.

We look forward to welcoming you here.

Professor Werner Bonefeld

Director of PEP

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Student life

Our courses

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BAs with placement

The School of PEP participates in the University Placement scheme. Under this scheme students are offered the chance to work for a year as part of their degree to prepare them for the world of work. It is run by Careers. For further information about scheme see:

Why choose PPE at York?

 Studying PEP at York

Club of PEP

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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

Meet our international ambassadors

Saira Meyler, Sri Lanka

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Nobel laureate speaks to York PEP students

Amartya Sen, Nobel Prizewinner

Award-winning economist and philosopher gives public lecture at York


Happy Holidays

Posted on Friday 8 December 2017

We wish our students a happy holiday, and all the best for the new year!

PEP Lectures and Events confirmed for the Spring term

Posted on Tuesday 21 November 2017

Three guest speakers to give lectures at York in the Spring term.

Research Preparation Masters Bursaries

Posted on Monday 16 January 2017

Are you thinking of gaining an MA with a view to undertaking further research in the field of PPE? If so, you could be eligible to have your tuition fees paid by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

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