Students

Philosophy, Politics and Economics

2019-2020

Our bachelor Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) will prepare you for future leadership positions in business, politics, academia and beyond. It offers thorough knowledge of the three core disciplines, and teaches you to apply this in an interdisciplinary way. The small-scale, intensive seminars that are part of our PPE programme take place in our own exclusive class rooms within the John Stuart Mill College, situated at the 4th floor of the main building of VU Amsterdam.

Info

Level Bachelor
Language English
Duration 3 years
Type Fulltime
Credits 180 EC
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Intensive program
Bachelor Philosophy, Politics and Economics Year 2
Description
Besides the obligatory courses PPE in Practice III and PPE in Practice
IV, choose the courses of two tracks in year 2.
Choose per track an elective in period 4 (6 EC) and an elective in
period 5 (6 EC).
Course Name Period Credits Code
PPE in Practice III: Governance for Society P3 6EC W_JSM_207
PPE in Practice IV: Connected World P6 6EC W_JSM_208
Honours Programme Faculty of Humanities - Ba Philosophy, Politics and Economics
Description
More information about the Honours Programme of the Faculty of
Humanities, see:
https://fgw.vu.nl/en/programmes/bachelor/honours/index.aspx#faculty-
coordinator

General information about the Honours Programme, see:
https://www.vu.nl/nl/opleidingen/overig-onderwijs/honours-
programme/index.aspx
SBE Honours Courses
Description
The SBE honours courses of the Honours Programme are taught mainly in
the evening by lecturers from our School. The classes are small and you
will be expected to give presentations, write papers and make an active
contribution to discussions.

The 6 credits of the Research Assistantship count only as elective and
not as credits to fulfill the 12 credits of SBE honours courses.

You have to choose at least 12 credits of SBE honours courses from the
list below. Enrollment into these courses is via VUnet, except for a
Research Assistentship.
Course Name Period Credits Code
Research Assistantship Honours Course Ac. Year (sept) 6EC E_HP2_RASS
Behavioral Game Theory P2 6EC E_HP2_BGT
Contemporary Perspectives in Corporate Strategy P4 6EC E_HP1_CPCS
Economics of Globalization: A Transaction Cost Perspective P4 6EC E_HP1_EGTC
Bubbles and Crashes P5 6EC E_HP1_BC
Interdepartmental Honours Courses
Description
The interdisciplinary components of the Honours Programme are taught
mainly in the evening by lecturers from Vrije Universiteit, the
University of Amsterdam and Amsterdam University College, as well as
guest lecturers from the Netherlands and abroad. The classes are small
and you will be expected to give presentations, write papers and make an
active contribution to discussions.

You have to choose at least 12 credits of Interdepartmental honours
courses from the overview of interdepartmental honours courses, as well
as an application form, at: http://www.vu.nl/honourscourses.
Course Name Period Credits Code
%longNL% 8EC OH_EXT1
Climate Change 6EC OH_CC
God-Man-World 6EC OH_GMW
Governing Security 6EC OH_GS
Health and Psychosocial Factors in older Persons 6EC OH_HPF
How to survive 2050 6EC OH_HTS
HP UvA: Carte Blanche 6EC OH_UCB
HP UvA: Learning Lab 6EC OH_ULL
HP UvA: What’s Creativity 6EC OH_UCREA
Illness-Image-Metaphor: Cancer in public discourse 6EC OH_IIM
Impact of an Empire 6EC OH_IE
Labyrint 12EC OH_ULA
Life and Work 6EC OH_LAW
Masters of Suspicion (HP UvA) 6EC OH_UMS
Power and Change 6EC OH_UPC
Religion, Identity, Conflict 6EC OH_RIC
The Future Entrepreneur 6EC OH_FE
The Roman Empire 6EC OH_TRE
Theories of Consciousness 6EC OH_TOC
Brain and Behavior Semester 1 6EC OH_BAB