Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics, Law and Economics (PPLE)Shape the future of societies and organizations
hard-working, analytical problem solvers and critical thinkers who are passionate about blurring the lines between disciplines and understanding how they interact with each other in global contexts.
a deeper view of reality that will allow you to understand how economic and political systems play an important role in developing strategic solutions for organizations.
- a global policy-maker
- a macroeconomics consultant
- a global financial consultant
- a leader of an NGO
- an expert in governmental and social development
- a financial journalist
By integrating knowledge and hands-on practice in philosophy, politics, law and economics, students develop a deep understanding of the dynamics that rule the relations between these four fields, empowering them to become agents of change and have a meaningful impact in a globalized world. Beyond deepening your knowledge of law, politics, and economics, the program’s focus on philosophy will provide you with a holistic, analytical toolkit, allowing you to effectively interact with each subject. The combination of these four disciplines seeks to prepare a new generation of analytical and strategic professionals who will shape the future of governments, societies and organizations globally. This joint IE Law School and IE Business School effort is an innovative degree with a strong focus on the humanities.
2 years Segovia + 2 years Madrid or 4 years Madrid
Liquid Learning at IE University
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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.
*Final authorization to teach all four years of this program years in Madrid still pending.
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.
BENEFIT FROM A BROADER PERSPECTIVE WITH PHILOSOPHY
Philosophy gives you the ability to synthesize, explore, and visualize fundamental concepts in new and invigorating ways, you will be able to penetrate complex problems and understand their origin. It’s the perfect tool to become a well-rounded professional in dynamic global environments.
IE Law School and IE Business School are all recognized by prestigious international institutions including the European Commission and AACSB Law Schools Global League.
DISCOVER A GLOBAL OUTLOOK
With a solid foundation in the fundamentals of philosophy, politics, law and economics, you will develop a unique, holistic perspective to understand complex global dynamics.
PURSUE CAREERS IN THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS
Professional opportunities are increasingly linked to a more complex and globalized world. Our students develop a critical thinking skill, helping them drive change in the public or private sector.
OBTAIN A FULLY ACCREDITED DEGREE
The Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics, Law and Economics* is fully compliant with the Bologna Process and is accredited by the Spanish Government and the European Higher Education Area (EHEA).
EXPERIENCE PRACTICAL LEARNING
We connect theory with practice through diverse methods like case studies, advanced seminars, IE Labs, and real-life projects. These provide students with hands-on experience that simulates real-life challenges to foster their professional development in international settings. Through our practical learning approach, you will truly learn how to combine your knowledge in philosophy, politics, law and economics to solve global challenges.
BE BACKED BY EXPERIENCE AND PRESTIGE
This degree has been conceived by bringing together the expertise of IE Law School and IE Business School. Each of these Schools is recognized worldwide for academic and teaching excellence. The combination of the expertise provided by the two schools represents a unique multidisciplinary approach to studying philosophy, politics, law and economics.
HAVE AN IMPACT AT 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 a 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 in 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 trough a philosophic perspective, a single block of integration in which the four areas weave together logically and becoming 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, where it was first offered at the University of Oxford as a modern take on classical studies. This holistic, multidisciplinary 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, laws, and economics.
WHY Philosophy, POLITICS, LAW, AND ECONOMICS?
Politics impacts virtually every aspect of public and private life. From social structures to economic performance, political institutions have real transformative power. Regardless of where your career path takes you, knowledge of political processes will allow you to expertly navigate an array of challenges. At IE University, you will learn how to analyze current events, evaluate policies and anticipate potential outcomes of policy making decisions.
Law provides structure to human society. At the same time, the study of law raises important questions of fairness and justice, challenging us to constantly examine the state of the world around us. Bachelor of PPLE students will explore these questions, while learning how to construct strong arguments, enhance their critical thinking skills and embrace abstract thought.
Economics studies resource allocation, as well as production and distribution of goods and services. This social science allows us to develop an analytical framework through which to dissect individual, organizational and governmental decision making. As a student of economics, you will examine how policy impacts our world and explore how to design more effective economic models.
In today’s globalized and technologically advanced dynamic, high-level professionals are confronted daily with problems and challenges that are unique to this moment in history. In such a complex environment, making the right decisions requires highly trained individuals with a holistic set of skills. By including philosophy in this degree, future influential leaders will be empowered to gain a deeper perspective of reality and think critically, logically, and ethically when considering the real-world societal implications of ideological approaches. We believe this discipline has the potential to not only be intellectually transformative for our students but will also guide them as they shape the world of tomorrow.
ABOUT IE LAW SCHOOL
According to the Financial Times annual rankings, IE Law School's LL.M. programs are among the best legal training in the world. Additionally, our School is recognized by the four main accrediting agencies and associations in the legal and business training world.
IE Business School is widely regarded as one of Europe's leading business schools, with top international rankings in the Financial Times, The Economist, Wall Street Journal and América Economía. These publications recognize IE Business School as a leader in academic areas like entrepreneurship and learning technologies.LEARN MORE
The IEU – King’s College London Academic Path
The IEU – King’s College London Academic Path is a student exchange agreement that allows IE's Bachelor in Politics, Philosophy, Law and Economics students and King’s LLB in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) students to study at each other’s campuses during the last year of their respective program. This is a unique opportunity that allows students to expand their network, gain diverse knowledge, global educational experiences and stand out in a competitive market landscape.Read more
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.
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