Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (B.A.)

Universität: Central European University Private University


Abschluss: Bachelor of Arts
ECTS: 180


Admission is based on the individual qualities of each student. The program is looking for applicants with a high school education who can demonstrate intellectual curiosity and a proactive and problem-solving orientation. Interest in critical thinking, in interdisciplinary perspectives and in global processes will be highly valued, as well as an interest in civic engagement.

Program admission requirements available on the website


Semester: 6
Sprache: en
Standort: A-1100 Vienna, Campus Quellenstraße 51-55
Typ: Grundstudium


The BA in PPE degree program provides an education in the core elements of philosophy, politics and economics. Students begin in the first year by studying the basics of all three subjects, and then in their second year they choose to focus on two of them. In their third year, they continue with the study of their two main disciplines, and they write a thesis. In their fourth year, students continue to develop their skills and knowledge by taking a term to study abroad, take advanced courses in their chosen discipline and develop an independent capstone project. In their second and third years, they will also be able to complement their main study areas by taking courses from the other CEU BA program, Culture, Politics and Society.

The PPE program is multi-disciplinary — students receive a thorough training in at least two of the three PPE disciplines. But they can also do serious interdisciplinary work in their BA thesis and capstone project, and they can take courses from outside the PPE framework, which can offer contrasting or more interdisciplinary perspectives on the topics they are interested in.