Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics, Law and Economics (PPLE)Shape the future of societies and organizations
socially conscious thinkers, intellectually curious, interested in understanding and solving today’s global political, economic and legal challenges.
Do you ask yourself the following questions:
- Are environmental limitations imposed on companies effective?
- Should there be limits on free speech in social media?
- What would be the economic effects of giving all citizens a national basic income?
None of the above topics can be addressed from a single perspective. The Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics, Law and Economics is an interdisciplinary program that uses tools and methods from philosophy, politics, law and economics in order to address complex global problems.
a practical way of understanding the complex environment in which we live today and a way to apply multiple perspectives to help transform companies, organizations, governments and societies as a whole.
- a global policy-maker
- a think tank consultant
- a political advisor
- a lawyer
- a social development expert
- a strategy advisor
- an NGO director
- an economic and political analyst
- a government official
- an international organization executive
The PPLE program is fully compliant with the Bologna Process and is accredited by the Spanish Government and the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).
Segovia or Madrid
You can study the Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics, Law and Economics in Segovia and Madrid.
If you decide to start in Segovia, you will spend year one and two at the campus in Segovia, before moving to Madrid for year three and four. If you start the program in Madrid, however, you will spend all four years of the program in the Spanish capital.
Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics, Law and Economics
Centres of study and Number of places
Centro de Estudios Superiores IE (Madrid) – 60 places
Facultad de Ciencias Humanas, Sociales y de Comunicación (Segovia) – 60 places
Total number of credits: 240 ECTS*
Distribution of credits and subjects**:
Core subjects – 60 ECTS
Mandatory subjects – 120 ECTS
Elective subjects – 48 ECTS
Final Project – 12 ECTS
Area of knowledge
Spanish ministry’s registry of universities, centres and degrees
*European Credit Transfer System
**The character of the subjects is defined by the Spanish legislation
***Quality Assurance Agency for the University System in Castilla y León
MAP YOUR OWN PATH TO SUCCESS
Philosophy is an academic discipline that has existed since ancient times, not only as a rational activity but also as a way of life. Since its beginnings, philosophy’s main objective has been to seek answers to a variety of fundamental issues such as knowledge, ethics, morality, language and reason. Philosophy is the cornerstone of many sciences and modern professions.
By including philosophy in this degree, we’re enabling future influential leaders to gain a deeper perspective on reality. You will be empowered to think critically, logically and ethically when considering the social implications of different ideological approaches.
This discipline has the potential not only to provide you with an intellectually transformative experience, but also to guide you as you shape the world of tomorrow.
Skills developed through the study of philosophy: analytical and critical thinking, logical rigor, cogent argumentation.
The study of politics provides you with an understanding of the impact that institutions have on societies. Politics profoundly influences the decisions that govern a vast range of global systems, and the emergence of new political forces can imply new legal and economic regulations. Learning to exercise political power will teach you to evaluate the actions, dynamics and regulations that facilitate a better decision-making process.
Skills developed through the study of politics: strategic thinking, analytical skills, communication skills, data-driven analysis.
Studying law will allow you to understand how social factors affect organizations in a variety of contexts. You will learn to build solid arguments that will enable you to design and change policies through both critical and abstract thinking. The study of law involves the exploration of complex issues such as equality and justice.
Skills developed through the study of law: systematic thinking, problem-solving, creative thinking, communication skills, conflict resolution, information processing skills.
Economics is the social science that studies how limited resources should be used to meet a multitude of needs based on the decision-making of individuals, companies and organizations.
Studying economics will give you the quantitative skills you need to understand the social issues that affect the distribution of wealth. Economic analysis can be applied to law and politics to devise better systems and public policies.
You can employ economic concepts to understand the impact of laws on societies and policies.
Skills: problem modeling, structure and analyze qualitative and quantitative data and information, establish relationships between variables and connect the dots.
EXPERIENCE PRACTICAL LEARNING
With the implementation of different teaching methods and learning activities such as the case study methodology, advanced seminars, international competitions, IE Labs, consultancy works, and real-life projects; the Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics, Law and Economics offers an attractive combination of theory and practice applicable to real-life projects.
This will provide you with a hands-on experience that simulates real-life challenges to foster your professional development in international settings.
BE BACKED BY EXPERIENCE AND PRESTIGE
IE Law School has been recognized for its academic and teaching excellence. This combination provides the program a unique approach to philosophy, politics, law and economics.
HAVE AN IMPACT ON A GLOBAL SCALE
You will receive the necessary training to deeply understand the relations between diverse disciplines that outline the development of social and government systems. Having multidisciplinary training in these fields will help you build a versatile profile capable of adapting to the complex globalized workplace of today and having a deep impact on development and social change.
ACHIEVE A TRUE INTEGRATION OF PHILOSOPHY, POLITICS, LAW AND ECONOMICS
Learn how philosophy, politics, law and economics combined can shape governments, societies and organizations. Approach the study of politics, economics and law through a philosophical perspective: a single block of integration in which the four areas weave together logically and become a unique learning experience.
A WORLD-RENOWNED PROGRAM
The Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics, Law and Economics is inspired by PPE (philosophy, politics and economics) studies. This field of study dates back to the 1920s, when it was first offered at the University of Oxford as a modern take on classical studies. This holistic, multidisciplinary approach would have a deep impact on students’ intellectual activity. The program was hugely successful and the world’s best universities quickly followed suit. Today, these degrees are offered at top institutions like IE University, where the young leaders of tomorrow are learning how to impact the future growth of societies and organizations on a global scale. We are the only institution that specializes in all four disciplines, encompassing philosophy, politics, law and economics. By bringing together various disciplines, the program provides students with different thinking skills, conceptual tools and frameworks that will help them have a deep understanding of the world around them, developing skills useful for a wide range of careers.
The IEU – King’s College London Academic Path
The IEU – King’s College London Academic Path is a student exchange agreement that allows students from both institutions, IE University and King’s College London, to study at each other’s campuses during the last year of their respective programs. This is a unique opportunity that will allow you to expand your network, and gain a more diverse knowledge and educational experience to stand out in a competitive market landscape.Read more
ABOUT IE LAW SCHOOL
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THE DUAL DEGREES OF IE UNIVERSITY
This program encourages students to understand social environments and make data-driven decisions to impact societies and organizations. Students will gain strong analytical skills by experimenting with the latest data technologies and tools applied to the philosophical, political, legal, and economic fields.
OUR FACULTY STORIES
GROSS DOMESTIC FELICITY: SETTING POSITIVE GOALS FOR GOVERNMENT
Is happiness a human right?
The rise of individual human rights has led some to demand that the right to happiness be enshrined in law as a basic condition.
Case study - how investing in people brings rich rewards
The highest-ranked states in the 2016 Social Progress Index were those with high per capita GDP that manage to channel that wealth into education, health and providing a clean environment.
Language Proficiency Track
Success in global business depends on our ability to communicate. With this in mind, our programs seek to immerse students in the real-world conditions of the international business markets. This bachelor's degree is taught entirely in English in order to prepare students for future careers in top organizations. For students looking to improve their English skills, we offer a special Language Proficiency Track (LPT) in year one to help students progressively adapt to studying in English.