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How long you will study
3 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9000 per year

How you will study

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International course fees
GBP 14900 per year

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About Philosophy, Politics and Economics at University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Course Overview

BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at UWTSD focusses on current political structures as well as the future of politics and economics, with an emphasis on environmental issues. Both the political and economic modules will be underpinned by a philosophical framework.

UK, European, and global political structures will be examined alongside its surounding social and philosophical frameworks. Alongside thsi, students will gain a thorough grounding in economic theory. THere will be a paricular focus on environmental economics and the economics of transition to new energy sourses, and the ecomonics of a low carbon future.

Key Features

  • Small class sizes will encourage stimulating debate and discussion of ideas between students and staff alike.
  • Approachable and friendly staff who are available to talk through ideas and queries outside of the classroom.
  • A beautiful and unique location which is ideally suited for study.
  • Research-active staff in the disciplines of philosophy, politics and economics.
  • Strong community ethos and a commitment to sustainability.


  • The Ethics and Politics of Law
  • Global Politics
  • Economics and International Development
  • Economic Analysis
  • Ecology and Economics
  • Material Worlds: Approaches to Economic Relations
  • Political Anthropology: Approaches to Power
  • UK and European Politics

Course Tutor(s)

  • Tristan Nash
  • Luci Attala


Assessments will vary from module to module to ensure that students are able to improve, develop, and practise a broad range of skills. Students may be assessed through essays, group projects, presentations, portfolios, reviews or exams.

Career Opportunities

Students who graduate with BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics will have an extensive range of skills that is beneficial in many careers.

For example, students will have a better understanding of political, social and economic structures on a local and global level which will be advantageous in many careers. Besides subject knowledge, graduates will also be sensitive to other cultures, will have developed strong evaluative and analytical skills and thinking, and also posess excellent communication skills.

Typical career paths graduates will consider are within the political or economic sector.

Further Information

This dynamic new cluster of programmes is now open to recruitment for the academic year 2017-18, subject to validation.

As students submit their applications for their course so they will be contacted by our admissions team and invited to a student experience weekend or sent any additional information as requested.

Applicants will also be contacted by the Programme Director ( with updates of any new books and articles of interest, relevant news from across the world, updates on staff activities and research, new appointments, useful web and social media sites and any other developments relating to the programme.

If there are any changes to the form or style of the programme, as a result perhaps of validation, applicants will be informed as quickly as possible. Similarly should a particular programme not recruit to number, applicants will be contacted in a timely fashion (the end of January) to ensure they can apply for a similar course within the set UCAS timeframe.

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Entry Criteria

Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. To assess student suitability for their chosen course we normally arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your qualifications.

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