CymroArFryn
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Hey guys,

So I'm a PPE applicant for this coming year and I'm looking to apply to the following places:

Oxford for PPE
Warwick for PPE
LSE for Government and Philosophy
St Andrews for International Relations and Philosophy

I was wondering whether I'll be at a disadvantage by writing about only Philosophy and Politics in my personal statement at Warwick and Oxford. In the same sense, I was wondering whether a paragraph about Economics would be harmful to my LSE and St Andrews applications.

Thanks!
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(Original post by CymroArFryn)
Hey guys,

So I'm a PPE applicant for this coming year and I'm looking to apply to the following places:

Oxford for PPE
Warwick for PPE
LSE for Government and Philosophy
St Andrews for International Relations and Philosophy

I was wondering whether I'll be at a disadvantage by writing about only Philosophy and Politics in my personal statement at Warwick and Oxford. In the same sense, I was wondering whether a paragraph about Economics would be harmful to my LSE and St Andrews applications.

Thanks!
Oxford say they expect you to show an interest in all three subjects in your PS https://www.ppe.ox.ac.uk/ppe-faq so a short mention of something outside your curriculum or similar on econ would help. Their main criteria is the TSA and interview though so it isn't likely to damage your application if you exclude it.
Warwick don't say anything on their website
LSE don't offer Govenment and Philosophy (http://www.lse.ac.uk/Programmes/Sear...ery=philosophy ) assuming you mean Pol and Phil then they give clear advice on what your PS should cover http://www.lse.ac.uk/study-at-lse/Un...and-Philosophy - and as they don't interview your PS is particularly important for LSE. Wasting a paragraph on econ isn't ideal for LSE given the weighting they put on the PS (and as they have a PPE course they'll assume that you are prioritising PPE elsewhere over PP at LSE).

If you're worried then contact them all directly to ask how much weighting they put on the PS and whether mention (or ommission) of a subject is likely to be detrimental.
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Oxford say they expect you to show an interest in all three subjects in your PS https://www.ppe.ox.ac.uk/ppe-faq so a short mention of something outside your curriculum or similar on econ would help. Their main criteria is the TSA and interview though so it isn't likely to damage your application if you exclude it.
Warwick don't say anything on their website
LSE don't offer Govenment and Philosophy (http://www.lse.ac.uk/Programmes/Sear...ery=philosophy ) assuming you mean Pol and Phil then they give clear advice on what your PS should cover http://www.lse.ac.uk/study-at-lse/Un...and-Philosophy - and as they don't interview your PS is particularly important for LSE. Wasting a paragraph on econ isn't ideal for LSE given the weighting they put on the PS (and as they have a PPE course they'll assume that you are prioritising PPE elsewhere over PP at LSE).

If you're worried then contact them all directly to ask how much weighting they put on the PS and whether mention (or ommission) of a subject is likely to be detrimental.
thank you so much!!
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I got an offer from Oxford for PPE this year and the advice I got when asked is that they understand if one of the three is less of a focus for you but definitely try and at least mention all three. For me, that meant doing two paragraphs concerning politics and philosophy and then just a sentence or two mentioning economics but not in a huge amount of depth.

For Oxford, at least, I wouldn't worry too much about the PS tbh.


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I've applied for PPE for the rest of my chosen university except LSE - where I applied for Philosophy and Economics. However in my PS I mentioned PPE towards then end and talked a little about politics despite the fact that my first paragraph was on economics and majority of the second was Philosophy, leaving the little bit about politics. I would love an offer at LSE as it is now my no.1 after being recently refect by Oxford- so I'm just like... I'm yet to receive an offer from Warwick as well, where I applied for PPE but I doubt I'll get in cos the entry is A*AA my grades are AAA so - I don't have my hopes up on the one. I've got offers for PPE at Royal Holloway and Uni of Liverpool so fare but I dunno what to do now cos I know I'll be receiving an update from LSE soon and I'm nervous AF.
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(Original post by CymroArFryn)
Hey guys,

So I'm a PPE applicant for this coming year and I'm looking to apply to the following places:

Oxford for PPE
Warwick for PPE
LSE for Government and Philosophy
St Andrews for International Relations and Philosophy

I was wondering whether I'll be at a disadvantage by writing about only Philosophy and Politics in my personal statement at Warwick and Oxford. In the same sense, I was wondering whether a paragraph about Economics would be harmful to my LSE and St Andrews applications.

Thanks!
Hey there, I am currently going into year 13 and I am in the process of writing my personal statement to do a PPE at Oxford, if you still have them I would be so appreciative if you could email them to me at [email protected]. I have a similar situation, because I am studying Philosophy and Politics at A-level but not economics, so my awareness and understanding of them is much better than mine of economics, so I am in a similar boat.
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Would highly suggest that you include or mention Economics in a PPE degree - maybe even discuss how you perceive the three subjects relate to one another. If you are not familiar with the subject then maybe you would like to rethink about your subject choices given the amount of Economics in the course and related Maths as well.
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