Philosophy, Politics & Economics
Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE) at UNIQ is open to anyone who’s interested in philosophy, politics and economics. You don’t need to have studied any of these subjects before and, even if you have, UNIQ is a chance to learn fascinating new things about them. Who would be interested in this course? If you’re intrigued by at least two of philosophy, politics and economics, and if you enjoy challenging assumptions and trying to think in new ways about things, then PPE is likely to appeal to you.
Past lectures on UNIQ PPE have included topics like banking reform, the legitimacy of the law, killing innocent civilians in war, the economics of chocolate, British elections, and inequality and poverty. During the week you’ll be asked to write a short essay or essay plan, in response to a question which will be set at the beginning of the week. You can draw on the lecture topics when writing this.
At the end of the week you will have a tutorial with an Oxford academic. They’ll read your essays beforehand. Then, in the tutorial itself, you’ll discuss your ideas and have them challenged by the academic. The tutorial is the undoubted highlight of PPE UNIQ: it’s where everything really comes together.