Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)

General

Program Description

Shape the world's future
The three year Philosophy, Politics and Economics Bachelor’s degree programme prepares you for future leadership positions in business, politics, academia, and beyond. Addressing today’s complex social problems requires the ability to examine issues from several angles, combining broad social and historical knowledge with the powerful tools like statistics, decision theory, and critical thinking. PPE is a multidisciplinary study programme that integrates the strengths of its three fields. We encourage you to take a look at our exciting range of courses, which provide rigorous theoretical training and hands-on experience that will enable you to take an active role in shaping the world’s future!

The VU advantage
We are proud to offer the first full-scale PPE programme in continental Europe, with many unique features for students. The programme includes distinctive international study opportunities and instruction from worldclass academics, politicians, and executives. With a low student-to-staff ratio, PPE courses offer a personal learning experience and our dedicated teaching staff facilitate innovative, hand-on learning right in the vibrant heart of Amsterdam.

Our active student community is a big part of what makes PPE at the VU special:

  • PPE is situated in the John Stuart Mill College, which provides exclusive study areas.
  • The college hosts a wide range of extracurricular events, workshops and even international trips.
  • The student society, KallioPPE, hosts a variety of social activities, including pub quizzes, excursions, and study sessions.
Last updated November 2019

About the School

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is an internationally renowned research university founded in 1880. The university offers over 150 English taught programmes at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD level to 23,00 ... Read More

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is an internationally renowned research university founded in 1880. The university offers over 150 English taught programmes at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD level to 23,000 students from all over the world. Students and staff of 130 nationalities create a dynamic international academic community. The University distinguishes itself in research and education through four interdisciplinary themes: Human Health and Life Sciences, Science for Sustainability, Connected World and Governance for Society. Read less