(Original post by Jackson07)
I've heard rumours that the PPE course at Durham isn't upto the standard of other non-Oxbridge universities offering the same course, such as Warwick for example.
I was hoping that a current PPE student could shed some light on these rumours, as to be honest Durham was one of my favorite choices.
Philosophy is an excellent department (better than Warwick's in my opinion), economics is still an excellent department (not far off Warwick standard and certainly the next best thng outside the elite five) and I'm the first to admit Durham's politics department is one of its weaker departments it's still no weaker than Warwick's (and far from a poor department).
PPE in general is a respected degree and Durham is a resepct uni. Can't fail to win.
I don't study PPE (I couldn't handle the economics), philosophy and politics is my area. I don't think you should have too many concerns. In my opinion (and the opinion of most others) Durham, York, Warwick etc. are all pretty similar in terms of "reputation" (though that is quite abstract) and course content and style. Durham has its own unique benefits though (as outlined by Foxius).
Physics, chemistry and other sciences (plus law) too. It's not all about the arts.
(Original post by ninety_nine)
I don't do it but I've heard the course is very well respected. It may have a slightly worse reputation because apparently Durham's Politics department isn't as strong as some it's others e.g. History and English where they rival Oxbridge.
Last edited by River85; 14-10-2008 at 10:27.