PPE vs History and Politics Oxford

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mirandaleff
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Hi i am in yr 12 looking to apply to Oxford
my a levels are: history, english lit, politics and maths (i took maths up over Christmas hoping to drop politics next yr and go with just 3)
i am torn between PPE vs History and Politics
i am also looking to apply to leeds and edi for history and politics however the PPE course really interests me at Oxford
any advice on making this decision / any students at Oxford your help?
I love history but the philosophy aspect of PPE particularly draws me in. not 100% on the economics as have never studied it before
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hi! I’m at oxford, but studying law instead but I’ll do my best to give some advice! it might be worth looking at career paths post oxford to decide, for example a disproportionate amount of UK politicians studied PPE at oxford. (PPE was a subject I seriously considered so I have more info on it, sorry!) It’s also (I believe) a unique course to oxford. If you’re really not sure and you’re just looking for a way to pick, I would suggest looking up the professors for each course (ie do any of them research something particularly interesting?) also the course content (ie what exactly you study), and any societies/opportunities for each subject (I know for law, law firms will host events!). In the end, it comes down to what you are most interested in - maybe have a read of some academic writing and see which subject seems more interesting to you? Good luck, I wish you all the best xx
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(Original post by mirandaleff)
Hi i am in yr 12 looking to apply to Oxford
my a levels are: history, english lit, politics and maths (i took maths up over Christmas hoping to drop politics next yr and go with just 3)
i am torn between PPE vs History and Politics
i am also looking to apply to leeds and edi for history and politics however the PPE course really interests me at Oxford
any advice on making this decision / any students at Oxford your help?
I love history but the philosophy aspect of PPE particularly draws me in. not 100% on the economics as have never studied it before
I would suggest History and Politics largely because you have History as an A Level. Of course, PPE is a valid option but you should read into some ecobomics first. But yeah, its up to you
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