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PPE v SPS

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Reply 2
PPE for the Economics.
Reply 3
Social and Political Science
Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Enough said, SPS doesn't offer Philosophy and Economics as far as I'm aware.
And SPS for me 'cause I'm rubbish at Maths and don't really like Philosophy.
Anatheme
Social and Political Science
Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Enough said, SPS doesn't offer Philosophy and Economics as far as I'm aware.
And SPS for me 'cause I'm rubbish at Maths and don't really like Philosophy.


We have an economics choice in the first year, and to be perfectly honest we do more philosophy than anything else throughout our course!
Do a search, seriously.
SPS > All
Reply 7
PPE seems to be more respected and harder. i dont do neither of the courses, but thats the impression i get from everyone.
thats probably like comparing economics at cambridge (ppe) and economics and management at oxford (sps)
SPS if you want to know how society works;
PPE if you want to tell people how society should work.
Reply 9
fraternité
SPS if you want to know how society works;
PPE if you want to tell people how society should work.

Surely, if you know how society works you can tell people how to better work it?:confused:
And you have to know how society works to be able to tell people how to work it?:confused:
:p:
Reply 10
Errr who is making the judgement that SPS is easier than PPE? Has anyone compared the exams? The marking procedures? Level of coursework?
The two subject share one compulsory topic in common: Politics
From what I understand it is very different politics at both universities. The only thing that is obviously less of a requirement at Cambridge is the ability to do Maths. Personally I think that doing statistics should be a compulsory part of the course and those doing sociology and psychology should do a lot.
The reason why people see PPE as more prestigious is that it has existed for a lot longer. the SPS/PPS tripos is about 25 years old so there are relatively few alumni (the vast majority of whom are too young to have become MPs, CEOs, cabinet ministers etc). I have no doubt that over the next 10-15 years that will change
Reply 11
PPE is (one of) Oxford's flagship course. SPS is... not.
PPE only has the advantage due to the 'mathsy' element of economics.

SPS on the other hand is a very dynamic and interesting course which doesn't need to resort to maths to seem appealing.
Its completely pointless to compare these two courses. They are entirely different and don't really have much to do with eachother. They're not in competition because they're offering entirely different material. Its a stupid thread.
wazzup

thats probably like comparing economics at cambridge (ppe) and economics and management at oxford (sps)

:eyeball: You have the wrong course to the wrong University :hmpf:
Reply 14
im so academic
Discuss.

Will you actually quit making such bloody stupid threads? no-one cares, and it's a stupid question anyway.

gtfo. :yep:
Reply 15
Craghyrax
Its completely pointless to compare these two courses. They are entirely different and don't really have much to do with eachother. They're not in competition because they're offering entirely different material. Its a stupid thread.

:eyeball: You have the wrong course to the wrong University :hmpf:

no i dont. i m comparing eco at cambridge against eco and man at oxford. it is like comparing ppe with sps, ppe being economics at cambridge
PPE is God's subject.

Nearly as good as Medicine.
Reply 17
Speedbird2008
PPE is God's subject.

Nearly as good as Medicine.


Based on my very anecdotal circle of acquaintances, PPE is quite possibly the subject with the least religious people in the university.
Teebs
Based on my very anecdotal circle of acquaintances, PPE is quite possibly the subject with the least religious people in the university.


But if God were to study for a degree, he would deffo choose PPE at Oxford, followd by post graduate Medicine. :yep:
Reply 19
Speedbird2008
But if God were to study for a degree, he would deffo choose PPE at Oxford, followd by post graduate Medicine. :yep:


Oxford University PPE 'the only way god can learn something new'.

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