PPES - Philosophy, Political Science, Economics and Sociology (TR015)
What is PPES?
PPES provides an integrated multidisciplinary education, in the social sciences and philosophy, with students studying four subjects that are central to understanding any society. PPES is an extremely flexible degree which allows gradual specialisation over the course of the four-year programme.
Ten different degree options are available across the four disciplines with students ultimately having the option to just study sociology (single honors) or to combine with political science, economics or philosophy (joint honors). In all cases students graduate with a B.A. (Moderatorship) in Philosophy, Political Science, Economics and Sociology.
If you specialise in Sociology in your final year, you will do three Sociology courses, along with an independent dissertation, which is a piece of social research conducted under the supervision of one of the lecturers in the Sociology Department.
You can find out more on the PPES website.
Is it for me?
PPES will appeal to students who are excited about the challenges of understanding the way societies are organised, create wealth and are governed, while drawing on the methods and insights of philosophical enquiry. If you are puzzled about how our world is structured and have a desire to change it, then PPES is the degree for you.
PPES graduates are highly sought after by employers and many former students are now leaders in the fields of management, academia, journalism, international affairs, public policy and public service.
What are the entry requirements?
In 2014 minimum CAO entry points were 530 points with 34 places being available in the programme. Please note the special entry requirements of Leaving Certificate - OC3/HD3 Mathematics or GCSE - Grade B Mathematics. Please visit the Study at Trinity website for additional details regarding admissions requirements.