As someone considering applying for PPE at Oxford, I was wondering if a current or ex-student might please be able to answer a few questions for me.
Is the workload essentially essays, and then exams at the very end of the first and last year?
What are the weekly/annual essay workloads - frequency and word counts?
What proportion of the essays and exams purely concern discrete subjects, e.g. philosophy, politics, economics, and what proportion, if any, synthesise, i.e. bring together the three subjects? Does a bringing-together happen only later on, or does it begin early, if at all?
When you and other students have your weekly tutorials, are they focussed on the tutor's discrete discipline, or are they (see previous question) to an extent about all the disciplines together and the new thing they form in combination, if you like, and if so to what extent?
With my sincere thanks in advance for anyone's thoughts on it