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I'm currently deciding between Exeter (AAB) for a BA in Politics and York (AAA) for a BA in P.P.E for my firm choice.

And to anyone currently doing the P.P.E York course, how practical is it. I'm aware of the two routes from looking at the spec online, but I'm keen on doing route 1,(I enjoy politics particularly) and want to ensure I study/focus on real-world, revelvant examples in whichever degree I take rather than just looking at theories and scholars.

If it's any help, I aim to go to a career in administrative government (e.g the civil service or working with political parties). If not, a career working with government services such as education or social services. And I recently picked up badminton last year and I hope whichever Uni I got would have good services for Beginners.

Any advice, information or help I'm more than grateful for in helping me decide
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Hi AngusXtreme,

You may want to chat to current students doing PPE at york via the live student chat. I'm sure Exeter has something similar, so that may give you more of an informed perspective of both courses.

You can take a look at some Blog posts written by PPE students. They can give you an idea of things to look forward to or what a week in the life of a PPE student looks like.

There are also some videos of PPE students talking about their experiences, such as this one featuring Kezia. If you want to really get some in-depth and detailed info, then I'd suggest taking a look at this video of a PPE student interviewing their lecturer.

I hope this helps! Good luck with choosing the course that's right for you


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While I don't have knowledge of those specific courses, I did apply for similar. Sociology and Politics at Exeter and SPS at York were my top two picks going in, I firmed York in the end. A selling point for me was at York they have workshop type thing to coach you through the application and interview process for the civil service of civil service internships, for those interested. I haven't come across the same thing at Exeter but they do obviously still have careers guidance and you retain access to this as alumni.

Sorry this doesn't answer the specific questions relating to your course but hope it provides some extra information that you can consider.
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PPE at York is excellent.
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(Original post by AngusXtreme)
I'm currently deciding between Exeter (AAB) for a BA in Politics and York (AAA) for a BA in P.P.E for my firm choice.

And to anyone currently doing the P.P.E York course, how practical is it. I'm aware of the two routes from looking at the spec online, but I'm keen on doing route 1,(I enjoy politics particularly) and want to ensure I study/focus on real-world, revelvant examples in whichever degree I take rather than just looking at theories and scholars.

If it's any help, I aim to go to a career in administrative government (e.g the civil service or working with political parties). If not, a career working with government services such as education or social services. And I recently picked up badminton last year and I hope whichever Uni I got would have good services for Beginners.

Any advice, information or help I'm more than grateful for in helping me decide
Hi AngysXtreme,
I graduated from BA Politics last year at York.

A lot of my modules were with PPE students and there was a vast amount of modules to pick from to specialise in an area you wanted to go into. If you have any specific questions let me know and I'll be happy to answer them. We also have very active political parties on campus and in the surrounding constituency which are an excellent way to get involved with your party.

As for real world politics there were lots of modules on offer and I specialised in counterterrorism in Northern Ireland in the end. You can view our list of modules on our website. New ones are often offered though depending on staff we hire and their research areas.

As for badminton yes we do have a societies and teams for all levels. We also have over 200 other societies and 67 sports teams to get involved in which you can have a look at on the Students' Union (YUSU) Website.

Let me know if you have any other questions,
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Further, York was the first university outside of Oxford to offer PPE, and York has their own PPE department. It's one of the most well established courses at York, so you really can't go wrong.

As far as I know, as well, any Economics module part of PPE at Exeter will be taught by the business school, which really can cause some shortfalls.
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