Climate change, mass migration, transnational business, human rights and artificial intelligence – just some of the complex challenges facing the world today. This new interdisciplinary degree aims to prepare the next generation of leaders in both the public and private sectors. It will equip you as an all-round thinker and practitioner with the knowledge and skills to tackle both current and future issues worldwide.
This programme offers multidisciplinary breadth, integrating philosophical skills with political and economic knowledge. You’ll develop important critical thinking skills and apply these to major contemporary issues.
We’ll encourage you to seek connections across all areas of your learning and develop the applied, transferable skills you’ll need to address contemporary world problems.
Leadership is a recurrent theme, and you’ll learn how to adapt your approach to lead people and projects across cultures and industries. Working and debating in groups will hone your skills in communication, teamwork, argumentation and negotiation. A wide choice of elective modules offers the chance to explore other subjects alongside your core studies, including languages and career planning.
Regent’s international campus community brings an extra dimension to the classroom experience. You’ll be learning in a multicultural environment, similar to an international professional setting, where politics and economics are intertwined, underpinned by philosophical ideas and ethical norms.
There is an emphasis on practical skills and employability. Work on real-life project briefs will encourage you to explore new perspectives and directions through debates and simulations. In Year 2, you’ll have the option to undertake an experiential project (the equivalent of a work placement) to better equip you for real-life professional experience.
In Year 2, you’ll also have the option to spend a term studying abroad at one of Regent’s international partner institutions in Europe, Asia or the USA. For your final-year project, you’ll complete a major piece of work that synthesises all that you’ve learnt, researching a real-world dilemma and proposing new approaches or practical solutions to resolve the problem.
Your versatile approach to multifaceted contemporary issues will make you attractive to a wide range of employers in both the public and the private sectors. Many people in public life began by studying PPE, and careers in fields such as politics, law, international finance, industry, journalism, broadcasting and public policy could be open to you.