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What will I learn?

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.

Career Prospects

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.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
SG$17,650.00 (9,96,612) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

1 August 2022, 9 January 2023

Venue

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

The Shaw Foundation Building, Block AS7, Level 5,

5 Arts Link,

117570, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants should have completed a good pass in at least 3 ‘Advanced’ Level subjects is required for candidates to submit an application. Many applicants submit good passes for 4 or more ‘Advanced’ Level subjects for our consideration. English Language Requirements: EL1119 minimum acceptable score C6; IELTS - 6.5 overall with 6.5 in Reading and Writing components; MUET-200; TOEFL - 580 for paper-based / 92-93 for internet-based.

For international students

If you are an international applicant seeking admission to NUS, you should have completed or are completing high school, that is, at least twelve years of general education by July of the year of application.

English Language requirement: IELTS - 6.5 overall with 6.5 in Reading and Writing components; MUET – 240; TOEFL: 92-93 for internet-based; EL1119 - C6; PTE Academic: 62 overall with 62 in Reading and Writing components; C1 Advanced / Cambridge English: Advanced - 180

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About National University of Singapore (NUS)

Along with the highest education standards, students at NUS benefit from an excellent overall experience with excellent research facilities.

  • Ranked 11th in the world (QS World rankings 2022)
  • Excellent graduation rate of over 97 percent
  • Leading research teams using cutting-edge facilities
  • Outstanding selection of courses across 17 faculties

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