Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE)

Training a new generation of multidisciplinary thinkers


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In this increasingly complex modern world, many of the issues that affect society are multidimensional in nature. The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Programme at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) aims to develop students’ critical, applied and strategic thinking skills. These skills are crucial in the workplace of the future, where more emphasis will be placed on the ability to analyse situations from multiple perspectives and to develop creative and effective solutions.

Students in PPE will encounter a curated suite of multi-purpose intellectual tools from Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics, three well-established disciplines of the humanities and social sciences. They will also achieve a degree of depth in a discipline of their choice, while being introduced to cross-disciplinary integration through modules designed to utilise insights and methods from across the three fields in classes bringing together PPE students from different specialisations.

The programme is flexible and can be enriched with other special academic opportunities including the University Scholars Programme, Residential Colleges, NUS Overseas College, Student Exchange Programmes, a second major or minor in other domains, and internships.

Graduates of the PPE programme can look forward to careers in a myriad of industries, including banking and finance, business analysis, journalism, politics, public service, social work, and research.

PPE is the FASS’s newest major jointly established by the Departments of Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics in 2018.

More information about this new programme can be obtained here: https://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/ppe.html

Apply to NUS: http://www.nus.edu.sg/oam/apply-to-nus.html