BA PHILOSOPHY, POLITICS AND ECONOMICS
PPE brings together some of the most important approaches to gain the necessary abilities and understanding to deal with the challenge of globalisation and a globalised economy, democracy and becoming a responsible citizen by addressing the intrinsic relationships between these subjects.
In studying philosophy, students will be able to identify and gain an understanding of the philosophical concepts underlying many political, social, economic and ethical theories. Furthermore, they will develop their ability to think critically and logically, analyse arguments, and be able to apply these skills to address problems connected with the key ideas mentioned above.
The study of politics provides a thorough understanding of the different ways in which politics shapes our lives, the various forms that politics takes, and how politics is organised differently around the world. Studying Politics in Maynooth focuses on the three interweaving strands active citizenship, political sociology and political institutions.
The study of Economics provides the students with an in-depth understanding of how consumers, firms and government make decisions that together determine how resources are allocated. An appreciation of economics and the general workings of the economy has become increasingly necessary to make sense of governmental policy-making, the conduct of businesses and the enormous changes in economic systems occurring throughout the world.
The objective of this course is to provide students with the possibility to engage with civic society and responsible citizenship and the skills necessary for an in-depth understanding of the social and economic world and the key ideas such as democracy, culture, conflict, globalization, equality, diversity and sustainable development.
Applicants are required to have a minimum of six subjects in the Irish Leaving Certificate with two Higher Level papers at C3 and four Ordinary or Higher Level papers at grade D3
This course requires 2 additional subjects
Mature students - Information:
Mature Students must fill out the NUI Maynooth Mature Student Application Form available at http://admissions.nuim.ie/mature_students/mature_form.shtml. It is essential that you also apply to the CAO further details available at www.cao.ie.. Both applications must be received before the 1st of February.
Mature students - Closing dates for application:
The closing date for mature applications is February 1st.
The proposal is aimed at a three year B.A. and composed of modules already offered as part of the existing programmes. Intended to be a very flexible programme, PPE will allow students choose a pathway in the second year. In second and third year you may specialise in Economics and Politics or continue to study all three as core subjects. There are specific tutorials designed for this program to support discussion and engagement among the PPE cohort.
|Cannot be combined with|
First Year: Law
|Career and postgraduate options|
A degree Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) is an internationally recognised degree. PPE is a preparation for a wide range of career choices as it is designed to provide a solid foundation in disciplines critical to decision-making and leadership in economic, political and social service institutions.
As experience in other colleges has shown, graduates in PPE most commonly chose a career in finance, politics, journalism, law, industry, teaching, social work, accountancy, business management, management consultancy, advertising and the many branches of the public services, including the civil and diplomatic services and local government.
- M.A. in Philosophy, Political Science, Economics
- M.Litt. in Philosophy, Political Science, Economics
- Ph.D. in Philosophy, Political Science, Economics
For further information on Postgraduate options please go to the Graduate Studies site