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    I was wondering if anyone had advice for me on whether to apply for PPE or politics& economics beginning in 2016.
    If I take PPE I will apply to KCL, UCL, Warwick, York and Exeter. These are A*AA - AAA courses, I plan to drop philosophy after the first year and specialising in economics, depending on the flexibility of the course.
    My main issue is that if i apply for Politics & Economics i will face slightly lower grade requirements (AAA-AAB), less competition for places (hopefully), and i wont spend a year studying a subject i'm unlikely to take any further. I have an interest in Philosophy, but to be honest i'm not confident i know enough about it. I was wondering if anyone else had faced a similar dilemma. Thanks
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    (Original post by euanw1)
    I was wondering if anyone had advice for me on whether to apply for PPE or politics& economics beginning in 2016.
    If I take PPE I will apply to KCL, UCL, Warwick, York and Exeter. These are A*AA - AAA courses, I plan to drop philosophy after the first year and specialising in economics, depending on the flexibility of the course.
    My main issue is that if i apply for Politics & Economics i will face slightly lower grade requirements (AAA-AAB), less competition for places (hopefully), and i wont spend a year studying a subject i'm unlikely to take any further. I have an interest in Philosophy, but to be honest i'm not confident i know enough about it. I was wondering if anyone else had faced a similar dilemma. Thanks
    Hiya, I am in a similar situation as you are!! Though Im applying for both, PPE for KCL and LSE. politics and economics for my back up choices, as PPE course tend to have high entry requirements. You are not expected to have a lot of knowledge about philosophy, though it would be nice if you show that you have read something. For example you can read "introduction to political philosophy" by Jonathan Wolff which is a relatively short book that can be linked to both politics and phil. Such a book can show that you have a potential to study phil, but also linked to politics aswell. In addition, in my personal statement im focusing more on politics and economics, while when writing about philosophy i try to link it to both subjects. I hope that helps Good Luck!!!
 
 
 
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