The NUS Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Programme


Applying to enter the programme at point of admission to NUS

  • See this for entry requirements.
  • The PPE Direct Entry Portal for 2020 is open; submit your application essay by 20 March 2020.
  • If your application is successful, you will be notified by Office of Admissions directly (from April 2020 onwards).

 Applying to enter the programme as a current FASS student (Cohort 2018 onwards)

  • See this for entry requirements.
  • Submit your application via the PPE Major Enrolment Portal here; please do so at least a week before the semester’s module selection period, so that your PPE major status can be reflected in the system by the time ModReg opens. (PPE students enrolled into the programme at point of admission to NUS do not need to do this.)

Notes and updates:

  • All students in the PPE Programme will have their PPE major status reflected in the ModReg system. You may change your specialization, or switch out to a non-PPE major using the same system.
  • The graduation requirements for honours have been updated. Please see here for more details.
  • An FAQs page has been added. See here. (Updated 26 February 2020)


In this increasingly complex modern world, many of the issues that affect society are multidimensional in nature. The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Programme at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) aims to develop students’ critical, applied and strategic thinking skills. These skills are crucial in the workplace of the future, where more emphasis will be placed on the ability to analyse situations from multiple perspectives and to develop creative and effective solutions.

Students in PPE will encounter a curated suite of multi-purpose intellectual tools from Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics, three well-established disciplines of the humanities and social sciences. They will also achieve a degree of depth in a discipline of their choice, while being introduced to cross-disciplinary integration through modules designed to utilise insights and methods from across the three fields in classes bringing together PPE students from different specialisations.

The programme is flexible and can be enriched with other special academic opportunities including the University Scholars Programme, Residential Colleges, NUS Overseas College, Student Exchange Programmes, a second major or minor in other domains, and internships.

Graduates of the PPE programme can look forward to careers in a myriad of industries, including banking and finance, business analysis, journalism, politics, public service, social work, and research.


Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Dean's Office, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences National University of Singapore

  • Add: The Shaw Foundation Building, Block AS7, Level 5
  • 5 Arts Link, Singapore 117570
  • Level 5 (Undergraduate) & Level 6 (Graduate)
  • Fax: +65 6777 0751
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