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Explore contemporary world issues and understand the forces shaping our world today. 

From our exciting Model United Nations module to our weekly informal economics discussion meetings, our innovative teaching makes our school a dynamic place to learn. We aim to equip you with the knowledge of developments in the global economy and how these are linked with political changes at the national and international level.

"Economics and Politics are central to our lives today. SPPE brings together these two disciplines facilitating synergies between them and enabling a more holistic analysis of the world around us."

Professor Uma Kambhampati

Head of School of Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Department of Philosophy

Think logically, evaluate arguments critically and challenge your own views and those of other people with our stimulating Philosophy study programmes.


Department of Politics and International Relations

Join us to learn more about the world’s most topical political issues and address them in a stimulating environment where discussion is quite simply the way we work.

Department of Economics

Tackle areas of pure economics like unemployment and inflation and how industry operates, as well as the economics of social policy issues such as the environment, health and gender issues, and sport.

International students

Our lively academic environment is developed from cross cultural collaboration and both our students and staff communities are made up of people from all around the globe.

Wellbeing, inclusion, diversity and equality

We aim to create an inclusive and supportive working environment for all staff and students.
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