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Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Offer Holder Events

Come and meet us to discover more about Philosophy Politics and economics at Lancaster. Our bespoke applicant events are taking place on:

  • Saturday 28 January 2023 (campus event)

  • Saturday 25 February 2023 (campus event)

  • Wednesday 8 March 2023 (digital)

  • Saturday 11 March 2023 (campus event)

  • Saturday 25 March 2023 (campus event)

  • Wednesday 10 May 2023 (digital)

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About your course

Browse the information on this page to find out more about your course, and use the contacts section to get in touch if you have any questions. We'd love to hear from you!

Your course

Our personal lives, our societies and our political institutions are shaped by economic forces. Economic activity has a political dimension and both politics and economics raise a host of deeper philosophical questions including questions about what matters and what is fair.

Through our flexible, modular programme, you can shape your degree to fit your interests and spend time discovering what you enjoy, exploring the areas that interest you the most.

Your course is based in the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Religion, with Economics modules taught by Lancaster University Management School.

Subject guide

Download the subject guide to find out more about Lancaster University, how we teach Philosophy, Politics and Economics, and what you'll study.

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Message Emma with any questions about student life and studying at Lancaster. No question is too basic! “I'm a third year undergraduate philosophy student at Lancaster. I love animals, volunteering, walks and especially true crime! I would love to help answer your questions about studying within the Politics, Philosophy and Religion (PPR) department at Lancaster, or about uni life in general. Say hi!”


Hi! I’m a second-year Philosophy, Politics and Economics student. My hometown is Hove, but Lancaster has really become my second home. I’m now living off-campus (near Williamson Park) with three friends after spending a year in a Townhouse in County College. 

I’m really enjoying my course as lecturers and tutors make the course content really engaging and don’t hesitate to provide support when needed. There’s no doubt that the work can be challenging but I find my subject interesting. On top of this, there are opportunities to study abroad or to take a placement year working in industry.

 When I’m not focusing on my academic study, I try and take full advantage of the social opportunities available at University. I am a keen member of the Lancaster Debating Society, play competitive football for my college and participate in the Lancaster Running and Athletics Club. There are loads of societies at Lancaster and opportunities to get more involved with your own interests.  

In my spare time, I enjoy listening to music, going on runs and supporting Everton F.C. At University, I enjoy a good work-life balance, which is an important aspect of a healthy work environment at University. 

If you have any questions about Lancaster University, feel free to message me on social media. 

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Contact us

Please get in touch if you have any questions about your course or your application.

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About your application

Contact: Undergraduate Admissions

About your course

Contact: Dr Garrath Williams, Admissions Tutor for Philosophy, Politics and Economics

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What you need to know

Work experience and skills development

We provide many opportunities to develop your skills and gain work experience during your degree. For example, the Richardson Institute provides specialist internships where you can gain valuable research experience with agencies such as NGOs, think tanks, charities and faith based organisations.

Ben Crumpton
Politics and Philosophy student Ben Crumpton

A welcoming and supportive environment

The Department has been a fascinating, welcoming and supportive environment from the beginning of first year to the end of final year.

It is staffed by a diverse and friendly team that are always on hand to assist in matters, academic or general, whenever you need help.

Lancaster offers a wide and varied range of modules throughout the degree which are taught with up-to-date research and essential critical insight. During my time at Lancaster, I have had the opportunity to travel to New York and Boston with the department where I was fortunate enough to visit the UN Headquarters along with many other brilliant points of interest.

I have also participated in numerous extra-curricular departmental activities such as research internships and conference assistance. Overall, I have thoroughly enjoyed my time studying in the department and I would recommend it to any prospective student wholeheartedly.

Ben CrumptonBA (Hons) Politics and Philosophy

Welcome to your new home

Take a look around our brand new five-storey Management School building, a space to think and collaborate with three new lecture theatres, two executive teaching suites and a large atrium. This cutting edge facility provides an inspiring setting for the whole community, with large open spaces designed to enhance collaboration.