Philosophy, Politics and Economics BA (Hons) Add to your prospectus

  • Offers study abroad opportunities Offers study abroad opportunities
  • Opportunity to study for a year in China Offers a Year in China

Key information


  • Course length: 3 years
  • UCAS code: L0V0
  • Year of entry: 2019
  • Typical offer: A-level : ABB / IB : 33 / BTEC : Applications considered
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Career prospects

Graduates in Philosophy, Politics and Economics obtain work in such fields as advertising, the financial sector, the arts, broadcasting, commerce, the Civil Service, computing, journalism, marketing, politics, law, management, and teaching. You have the opportunity during your degree to undertake a placement with an appropriate partner so that you can apply your academic learning to practical contexts and develop a range of skills attractive to future employers.

Work experience opportunities

The degree includes a year-long, 30-credit module (HASS300 Philosophy, Politics and Economics in the Workplace) that students must take in Year 3. It includes the opportunity to undertake a placement with a company, group, or institution related to PPE, providing practical/vocational experience.

Postgraduate opportunities

The degree provides a suitable basis for further study at Liverpool on taught postgraduate programmes that include: MA in Philosophy, MA in Art, Aesthetics, and Cultural Institutions (delivered in partnership with Tate Liverpool), MA in International Relations and Security, MSc in Economics. There are also opportunities to undertake research degrees in each of the three disciplines.

Qualifying you for life

Transferable skills fostered through the study of Philosophy, Politics and Economics include:

  • Advanced numeracy and literacy
  • Creative, critical and independent thinking
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Efficient time and information management
  • The ability to organise and present a persuasive case
  • The ability to recognise relevant information

Mark Moreau
Philosophy BA (Hons)

Development Editor
Emerald Group Publishing

Working in a fast paced editorial department means that I have to quickly identify, analyse and evaluate arguments on a daily basis. Studying Philosophy at Liverpool equipped me perfectly for the role. When it came to presenting my ideas to the board of directors I was, again, more than prepared. Whilst studying Philosophy at Liverpool I was constantly pushed to develop and present my own arguments and evaluate those of others.