Education goes beyond the classroom at IE University. We strive to deliver the best learning experience possible and create unique academic experiences that allow you to tailor your studies to your own specific career goals, enhance your employability by providing you with networking opportunities, and help you hone the most sought-after skills.
Thanks to our hands-on teaching methodology, you will find the ideal balance between theoretical knowledge you learn throughout your degree and practical projects based on real-world scenarios.
We encourage students to take advantage of all we have to offer, from participating in challenges to being an active member in student organizations.
Discover the extracurricular activities that complement the PPLE program—they are designed so that you can apply the knowledge you acquire to complex, real-life situations.
Studying abroad is just one of the many ways IE University allows you to discover global perspectives and gain cross-cultural insights. The chance to live and study in another country will open you up to new possibilities, ideas, and worldviews. It’s a life-changing experience that will stay with you long after graduation.
The IE University experience involves much more than academic studies. Our practice-based methodology takes you beyond the classroom walls and straight to the frontlines of the industry you’re passionate about. We offer an exceptional range of opportunities that allow you to tailor your studies to your specific career goals and enhance your employability by obtaining extra qualifications.
Students receive academic guidance from tutors and advisors who provide direction, encouraging the integration of the different degree elements. Build a personalized academic program that matches your professional aspirations.
IEU Labs are IE University’s alternative to traditional internships. Designed for first- and second-year students seeking high-level internship placements, the IE Labs provide a hands-on, internship-like, on-campus experience, where you work on projects for leading companies and institutions in a variety of sectors.
Holding them as one of its pillars, IE University understands the Humanities are key to understanding the reality of our world, and applying critical thinking skills to complex, global challenges. Students can select which Humanities course to complete, based on their interests.
Advanced Seminars complement the core degree by giving students deeper knowledge of subjects in a very diverse area of studies.
Additionally, students can take part in several internships, gaining professional skills and enhancing that highly valued international profile.
Aside from mastering Spanish, our students can decide to study other relevant languages of today’s globalized world, including French, Portuguese, German, Arabic, or Chinese.
The PPLE Talks is a public speaking challenge offered to first-year students of the program. As an extracurricular activity, the students are coached through different sessions to help them prepare for the competition. Think of it as TED Talks, IE University style.
Second-year students can take part in the GAWA challenge, where they will learn about social impact investment. Participants get hands-on experience conducting economic, political and legal analysis for a social impact fund.
Thought leaders and top experts will be invited twice per semester to join our PPLE students for an intimate networking dinner. Here, participants will have the opportunity to discuss and debate topics related to political affairs, philosophical questions, legal debates, justice, freedoms, morals and democracy, and ethics, among others. Events of this nature promote problem-solving and innovative thinking while helping students understand topics and concepts in a more meaningful and profound way.
Additionally, the dinners aim to strengthen the PPLE community by connecting students who are at various stages of their degree programs while encouraging them to think critically and share unique points of view.
The Oxford Analytica Challenge is a competition where students must work in teams to develop and present an international consulting project. This research project is based on real-world scenarios, with students being in contact with decision-makers on the ground.
The aim of this competition is for students to apply their knowledge of philosophy, politics, law and economics to analyze genuine problems at the intersection of all four disciplines.
In recent years, IE University students have participated in and won several Moot Court Competitions. These tough competitions generally focus on a complex case developed by each individual Moot on specific issues. PPLE students can take part in the following Moot Court Competitions: European Human Rights Moot Court Competition, Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, and Europa Moot Court Competition.
The IE University Undergraduate Honors Program is open to all bachelor’s students ranking in the top 5% of their program. The aim is to encourage excellent academic performance and foster professional prospects. This specialized program provides participants with an exciting academic environment in which they can network and learn from top-tier industry professionals. With presentations on relevant topics and insights on current affairs, the program includes a launch event and closing ceremony to be enjoyed by all students and visiting professionals.
PPLE students with a keen interest in law can take part in IE University’s Comparative Law in Action challenge, the first international university competition in comparative law, technology and policy.
Technology is at the forefront of this challenge, resulting in an immersive experience. Participants must work on a tailor-made interactive multimedia case to find innovative and cutting-edge solutions to complex legal and social problems.
A final three-day event will take place in Madrid, where participants will attend workshops, collaborate in teams and role-play their projects to a panel of judges.
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The specific qualifications required for PPE (Philosophy, Politics, and Economics) programs can vary among universities. Generally, you will need a high school diploma or equivalent, and some universities may have additional requirements such as specific grades in relevant subjects or standardized test scores.
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