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Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)

Summer abroad

Spending the summer abroad allows you to get a taste of living and working internationally without committing to a full year. Summer schools or International Study Centres (ISCs) can enhance your global awareness and improve employability, leadership and advocacy skills.

Find out more about summer opportunities and travel awards.

Worldwide exchanges

Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics students may apply to study abroad on credit-replacing exchange at one of York’s worldwide exchanges, which are open to students from most other departments at the University.

Current first year PPE students can now apply to take part in an additional year abroad, after their second year of study. They can select from the partner universities listed for politics and philosophy as well as the general worldwide opportunities. If you are interested in this opportunity speak to your supervisor or Professor Werner Bonefeld (

Explore worldwide opportunities

Please contact your International Coordinator in PPE, Professor Werner Bonefeld (, to discuss the departmental requirements of your degree programme and to ensure that you are aware of the the mandatory modules for your year at the partner university.

How to Apply

In previous years students from PPE have taken part in an exchange year at the following universities: Canada; York University, Australia; University of Sydney, USA; University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University and Rutgers University.

Please note that Philosophy, Politics and Economics students studying Economics cannot apply for National University of Singapore, University of Illinois, or University of Hong Kong through the worldwide exchange programme for a replacement credit year.

Work Abroad

Explore the Year In Industry, Placement year options, or summer international internships, if you are interested in work opportunities outside the UK.

Further information can be found on our web page.

Postgraduate opportunities

Depending on your programme of studies, you may be interested in:

What to expect

Previous destinations

As well as attending International Study Centres, PEP students have been to the following destinations in recent years:

Previous destinations

DegreeUG/PGCountryHost organisationProgrammeDuration

Philosophy and Politics

UG USA Camp Kippewa Travel award 2 months June-Aug

Philosophy, Politics and Economics

UG China GotoCo Travel award 1 month July
Philosophy, Politics and Economics  UG USA University of Pennsylvania  Worldwide Exchange study placement Full academic year
Philosophy, Politics and Economics  UG Hong Kong City University of Hong Kong Worldwide Exchange study placement Full academic year
Economics and Politics UG USA Rutgers University Worldwide Exchange study placement Full academic year