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PPE Degree or Equivalent

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Nerditarian Posted: Sat, Mar 28 2009 3:28 PM

I am currently starting to get ready for college (1.5 years to go) and I was wondering if anyone had any experiences to impart with regard to the Philosophy, Politics and Economics Degrees or their equivalents (I know Yale, for example, calls its similar program Ethics, Politics and Economics, although I doubt my 3.75 GPA (will be at 3.8 or higher by the end of the year, I think) will get me there. How useful is this major?  Is it enjoyable? If you got one where did you go and what are you doing now? Would you recommend it? 

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Why not do it at GMU?

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Jon Irenicus:

Why not do it at GMU?

I don't think they have it. I couldn't find it on their site. I'm really not sure where I'll go/get in mostly because I'm not sure where my grades will be at the end of the year when I'll be getting ready to apply.  However, a PPE degree isn't too common in the US, but since schools are adopting it and I was wondering what any of you guys who have some experience with it thought?

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They do. Just look it up. It's usually organised by Boettke.

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Come to do it at Oxford here in Blighty

Also: other good unis like Durham, York, Warwick have such a course

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Come to do it at Oxford here in Blighty

Also: other good unis like Durham, York, Warwick have such a course

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LOL, do they take Americans? 

 

 

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LOL, do they take Americans? 

Oh for sure. When I got shown round Oxford it was by a Philosophy and French girl from the States.

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That'd ruin it for me. Stick out tongue

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Because she studied french or because she was from the states?

 

While I'm at it, does anyone else have any words of wisdom regarding the PPE degree?

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Latter. I'm not big on American accents with few exceptions.

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nameless replied on Tue, Mar 31 2009 12:08 AM

Don't get me started on Brummie accents!

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