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    I received my A-Level results this summer, just missing out on my firm and insurance ( achieving AAB in the end ), and because of delays in my results I was forced to take a gap year rather than taking a place in clearing.

    I originally applied for PPE ( politics, philosophy and economics ), however, this time round because of my grades not being as high as I wanted I'm applying for a joint honours of either Politics & Economics or Philosophy & Economics.

    My problem though is I'm not sure which of the two combinations I should apply for; applying for a mixture would add great difficulty to my personal statement. I've only every studied politics formally ( at A-Level ) and I know I enjoy it and have experience of it. Philosophy is new to me, however, I have a interest in it and feel like I'd really enjoy the chance to study it formally.

    Thinking ahead, in terms of the usefulness of the degree, I feel like politics would lend itself to opening more doors career wise, but if I'm studying it 50/50 with economics then I can see little that would prerequisite politics and not allow philosophy.

    Any advice would be really welcome as I can feel the time slowly ticking away before I need to start my UCAS! Thank you!
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    There’s a few AAB Universities for PPE, I know Lancaster is and I’m sure York had PPE in clearing for something like ABB.

    I would have to say go for Politics & Economics, I don’t see how the philosophy element with economics would benefit you.. I’m sure the last thing a bank wants is a guy with morals
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    (Original post by Zxyn)
    There’s a few AAB Universities for PPE, I know Lancaster is and I’m sure York had PPE in clearing for something like ABB.

    I would have to say go for Politics & Economics, I don’t see how the philosophy element with economics would benefit you.. I’m sure the last thing a bank wants is a guy with morals
    I couldn't find many for AAB, and the ones I found weren't as "good" as some of the other universities offering joint courses. I am thinking about having a look when clearing comes out though, especially as this time round I'd be able to enter clearing early as I already have my grades.

    That's a good point, thanks. One of the reasons I'm put off Phil&Eco is the lack of cohesion career wise. I can see it academically, but not practically sadly.
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    A good place to look for 'what grades/where' is : www/whatuni.com
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    Politics and economics fit really well - one is theory, and the other is applied policy making. You say you've studied politics, so you are on solid ground there too. So if you dont find a PPE you like, that would be a good way forward, I think
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