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1 Welcome to the Warwick PPE Open Day Professor Mark Harrison, March 13, 2013 To watch these slides again, go to

2 Introducing us March 13, Four Professors help run PPE. Andrew Mason (Politics and International Studies) – PPE Director of Studies – Began as a philosopher, became a political theorist. – Interested in justice, citizenship, and community. Andrew Reeve (Politics and International Studies) – PPE senior tutor. – Began with PPE at Oxford, became a political theorist. – Interested in theories of property, exploitation and welfare. Fabienne Peter (Philosophy). – Will give the taster lecture at 3:00 pm. – Began as an economist, became a political philosopher. – Interested in justice, political legitimacy, and democracy Mark Harrison (Economics). – That’s me! – Began as an economist, became an economic historian. – Interested in lying, cheating, stealing, and spying. Maureen Tod (PPE Office) Katherine Shipton (PPE Society President). Michael Youlton (Student Admission and Recruitment) – at 4:00 pm.

3 Our schedule today March 13, :00Introduction to PPE at Warwick With three PPE convenors and Katherine Shipton (PPE Society). 2:00Campus tourWith a student guide. 3:00Taster lectureWith Prof. Fabienne Peter. 4:00Q&AWith Fabienne, Michael Youlton (Admission and Recruitment), and me.

4 What is PPE? Philosophy, Politics, and Economics have been taught together in Britain since the 1920s. First university to offer this course was Oxford; today PPE is offered by many excellent universities. – From UK, France, and Germany to North America, China, Japan, and Australia. – Among them Warwick. March 13,

5 What is PPE? Philosophy, Politics, and Economics can all be studied separately. – When you combine them in one programme, there are two models: bridge and pillar. March 13, P PE The Oxford PPE follows a pillar model with three separate elements. The Warwick PPE follows a bridge model that seeks to cross the gaps. PPE

6 What is PPE? The module Principles of Political Economy illustrates Warwick’s bridge model Core module of the final year. Taught by members of staff from all three disciplines. Integrates study of all three disciplines. – Focuses on the global political economy. – Topics have included global justice, development, globalization and international trade, global governance, and aid and humanitarian interventions. March 13,

7 Who takes PPE? Across three years of study we currently have 262 undergraduates (one third female) from 30 countries. – PPE is an international experience. – Top Ten by number (after UK): India, Singapore, China, Germany, France, Malaysia, Norway, Sweden, Pakistan, Russia. Demand for PPE is strong. – Annually we get around 900 applications. – We make around 400 offers. – We fill around 100 places. Strong demand for places is tough for applicants. But reflects the fact that Warwick PPE is a valuable qualification when you leave. March 13,

8 Where do they go? PPE a highly respected degree. Most posts open to any discipline, so Warwick’s reputation also counts strongly. – At our largest careers fair, 82% of employers recruited from any degree. Warwick is ranked first for graduate recruiters – Daily Telegraph survey, January 2013 Warwick is ranked top Russell Group university for careers advice. – International Student Barometer 2013, an independent survey of student opinion March 13,

9 Data for 2007/08 to 2009/11N% Warwick PPE graduates227 Survey respondents164164/227 = 72% of all graduates Where do they go? March 13, Data for 2007/08 to 2009/11N% Warwick PPE graduates227 Survey respondents164164/227 = 72% of all graduates Available for work or study158 Actually in work or study149149/158 = 94% of all available Data for 2007/08 to 2010/11N% Warwick PPE graduates227 Survey respondents164164/227 = 72% of all graduates Available for work or study158 Actually in work or study149149/158 = 94% of all available Working61 Studying57 Working and studying24 In work or study at graduate level130130/149 = 87% of all in work or study

10 Where do they go? Employers included: – Babcock International; Bank of America; Bloomberg; Christian Aid; Deloitte; Full Fact (journalism); House of Commons; Liberal Democrats; McKinsey; PwC; Royal Bank of Scotland; Schroders; Solutions for Retail Brands; UBS. Median salary 2011 (18 respondents): £26k March 13,

11 Where do they go? Of those going on to further study: – Taught Master's programme: 60% – Postgraduate diploma: 20% PG diplomas often lead to a taught Master's in a related subject. – Professional qualification: 10%. Master’s programmes: – Either at highly ranked UK institutions (Imperial College London, London School of Economics, Oxford, University College London, Warwick). – Or overseas, e.g. Sciences-Po (Sciences Politiques de Paris). Typically in: – Economics, development studies, finance, philosophy, history, management, international security, European or international political economy, political thought or political science, public administration, and public policy. March 13,

12 What does Warwick offer? Three PPE Departments. All strong in both research and teaching. All run their own more specialized programmes too. All three are large: – Well resourced administratively. – Support a specialized PPE Office. – Scope to cover all main fields of discipline. All are close neighbours in the Social Sciences building. – We talk to each other a lot. March 13,

13 What does Warwick offer? Year 1 is a qualifying year: Pass to proceed. There are core (compulsory) modules. – Introduction to Philosophy. – Introduction to Politics. – Economics 1: micro- and macroeconomics. – Quantitative Techniques: maths and statistics. Plus: – An optional subject. March 13,

14 What does Warwick offer? Choose first-year option from a list. Provided within the three departments: – Philosophy: Introduction to Ancient Philosophy; Ideas of Freedom. – Politics: World Politics + four new modules in 2013 (Contemporary Themes in Comparative Politics; Foundations of Political Economy; Justice, Democracy & Citizenship; Nine International Security Ideas). – Economics: World Economy: History and Theory; The Industrial Economy; Mathematics for Economists. Others provided by other departments in Social Sciences or Arts, including a language. March 13,

15 What does Warwick offer? After the first year there are several pathways. At Foundation (year 1) level, PPE combines all three disciplines. At Honours level (years 2 and 3), you can focus: – On all three disciplines or, at a first approximation, drop one. – More or less on quantitative methods used in economics. Six pathways: – Tripartite (all three). – Phil/Pol. – Phil/Econ. – Pol/Econ. March 13, – Econ major/Phil. – Econ major/Pol.

16 Phil core Pol core Econ coreQM Prin- ciplesOptions Leads to Year22 or and 3 Tripartite BA What does Warwick offer? March 13, No one drops any discipline altogether. The final year Principles core has three units: Phil/Pol, Phil/Econ, Pol/Econ. In Principles, everyone must do two units out of three. Phil core Pol core Econ coreQM Prin- ciplesOptions Leads to Year22 or and 3 Tripartite BA Phil/Pol BA Phil/Econ BA Pol/Econ BA Phil core Pol core Econ coreQM Prin- ciplesOptions Leads to Year22 or and 3 Tripartite BA Phil/Pol BA Phil/Econ BA Pol/Econ BA Econ major/Phil BSc Econ major/Pol BSc

17 What does Warwick offer? Academic support: Lectures. – Usually two per week in each module, attended by all students taking the module Seminars. – Small discussion groups with a tutor, usually once per week or fortnight in each module. Regular assessment. – Essays, tests, projects, exams, final-year dissertation. PPE student-staff liaison committee. Private study and self-motivation are vital. University services. – Library and library-supported Learning Grids (24/7 space for group work). – Library-supported study space in Leamington. – Excellent careers advice and skills provision. March 13,

18 What does Warwick offer? Study abroad: PPE students have access to links established by all three three PPE departments. Erasmus programme: – Adds a year of study abroad between Years 2 and 3. – Graduate after four years in “PPE with study abroad.” – Austria (Salzburg, Vienna), Belgium (UFSI, Antwerp), France (IEP Aix, Bordeaux, Grenoble, Paris; CU Lille; Sciences Po, Paris; Paris-Sorbonne; Dijon); Germany (Humboldt, Berlin; Jena; Koln; Konstanz; Munich), Italy (CU Milan; Pavia; Rome III; Venice); Netherlands (Amsterdam), Norway (Bergen), Spain (Autonoma Barcelona; Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona; Autonoma Madrid; Carlos III Madrid; UC Madrid). Exchange programmes (Politics and Philosophy only). – Study abroad during Year 2, mirroring the Warwick Year 2 programme. – Graduate after three years. – Canada (Queen’s University Ontario), China (City University of Hong Kong), USA (Georgetown, Washington DC; University of California; U. of Wisconsin-Madison, U. of North Carolina-Chapel Hill). March 13,

19 What does Warwick offer? Pastoral support. – See your Personal Tutor at least once a term. – PPE director of studies and senior tutor also available. PPE Society organizes student mentors. University services. – Senior Tutor. – Student Counsellors. Student Union advice service. March 13,

20 What qualities do you need? A capacity for self-discipline and perseverance. – Set your own goals and work towards them. – Willing to take on new subjects. – Manage discomfort of unfamiliar ways of thinking. – If you’re not confused, you’re not learning. Versatility: – Solving an economic model for equilibrium one week. – Parsing moral dilemmas the next. – Conceptualizing democracy the week after that. Willingness to ignore intellectual boundaries. – Ultimately all knowledge is one. – Why Warwick is a university, not a multiversity. March 13,

21 What qualities do you need? Numeracy as well as literacy. – No one takes pride in illiteracy. – But there are already lots of clever people that “don’t do maths.” Why is maths useful in PPE? – Simplification. – Abstract thinking. – Logical proof. – What data do and do not show. The compulsory maths is generally simple and we don’t require A-level. – But you do need to be comfortable with it. – Not to see solving simple problems as drudgery. If maths is a drag or a barrier, PPE may not be for you. March 13,

22 How much will it cost? Tuition fees: New full time Home and EU students currently pay £9,000 per year. – Fees are payable for each year of your course. – Partial fees for an intercalated year or year abroad. New International students: £18,390 per year. Home and EU students do not have to find this money “up front.” – Eligible for a tuition fee loan for each year of your course from Student Finance England. – Repayable once you earn £21,000 or more. – Written off after 30 years. If your studies do not lead to the income stream you hope for, the government bears the risk. March 13,

23 How much will it cost? Living costs: We estimate £156 to £250 a week for 39 week academic year ≈ £6,000 to £10,000. – Exactly how much depends on you! All Home students are eligible for loans towards living costs, available from the Government. – Repayable once you earn £21,000 or more. Some Home students will be eligible for means-tested non- repayable grants, available from both the Government and the University. Non-repayable Warwick bursaries are based on annual family income: – £25,000 or less → £2,500 – £25,001 to £36,000 → £1,500 – £36,001 to £42,600 → £500 March 13,

24 How much will it cost? Income £Loan £ Grant £ Warwick Bursary £Total £Weekly £ 25,000 or less3,8753,2502,5009, ,000 35,000 40,000 42,600 42,601 50,000 55,000 60,000 62,500 and above Income £Loan £ Grant £ Warwick Bursary £Total £Weekly £ 25,000 or less3,8753,2502,5009, ,0004,3302,3411,5008, ,0004,7841,432 1,5007, ,0005, , ,6005, , ,6015, ,0004, ,0004, ,0003, ,500 and above3, March 13, Summary of support for Home students’ living costs:

25 How much will it cost? Further information: From the university From the government March 13,

26 Questions only you can answer Do you want to study PPE? – If so, do you want to come to Warwick? Some things to consider: – Numeracy as well as literacy. – PPE versus more specialized courses. – Campus university versus city university. – Midlands versus other regions. Now I’m going to pass the baton to Katherine Shipton (PPE Society). March 13,

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