Featured Advice
What are your interests?

Social?

Social

The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.

University College Dublin - UCD
University College Dublin - UCD
Course Code
DN700 PPE
Career Zone
Level
NFQ Type
Major
Duration
4 Years
Attendence
Full Time
CAO Points 2019 r2
389
Points Change

Course Summary

PPE provides a broad and deep understanding of how a society works, and indeed how international society works. It examines the complex economic and political forces in play, the problems of measuring and assessing the health of society, and the principles of justice that should guide political decision-making to improve society.

PPE will teach students how to read beyond media headlines, and where to find more information about the hot policy questions of the day, in national and international contexts.

Course Details

College Link > DN700 PPE - Philosophy, Politics and Economics - Social Sciences

Colleges often have information about the course on their own website, along with other useful information relating to the college. (Note: Not always available)

Career Sectors

This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.

Entry Requirements

To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website


If you believe the data above to be incorrect, please let us know at info@careersportal.ie - thank you.

QQI FET/FETAC Links

PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

Search for PLC Courses offering these awards
(Click on the Codes)

Note: Information for 2019 Entry
Old Code New Code Award Title
5M0528 Media Production
5M0529 Software Development
5M0536 Computer Systems and Networks
BEBXX 5M0828 eBusiness
5M1761 Intellectual Disability Practice
5M18294 Office Informatics
5M18518 Media Production
AGDXX 5M1995 Graphic Design
BBSSX 5M1997 Office Administration
DCHSC 5M2009 Early Childhood Care and Education
EPAMX 5M2011 Music
BIPXX 5M2067 Information Processing
BMXXX 5M2069 Marketing
BCCOX 5M2071 Contact Centre Operations
ELESX 5M2073 Language and European Studies
BBSXX 5M2102 Business Studies
BROXX 5M2105 Retail Practice
BBSIT 5M2111 International Trade
EMMPX 5M2146 Multimedia Production
ECHSX 5M2154 Cultural and Heritage Studies
5M2155 Creative Media
EASSX 5M2181 Applied Social Studies
EPJXX 5M2464 Journalism
BBSAX 5M2468 Business Administration
5M2767 Logistics and Distribution
DCHCC 5M2786 Community Care
ECDXX 5M3050 Community Development
ELAXX 5M3114 General Studies
EETXX 5M3635 Education and Training
BLSXX 5M3789 Legal Studies
CASLT 5M3807 Laboratory Techniques
DHSXX 5M4339 Healthcare Support
DCHSN 5M4349 Nursing Studies
DCHSX 5M4468 Community Health Services
EYXXX 5M4732 Youth Work
DTXXX 5M5011 Tourism with Business
5M5028 Applied Ecology
5M5048 Creative Media
5M5162 Media Engineering
5M5165 Trade Union Studies

Points Calculator for QQI Awards:
Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found  HERE

The Student - Career Interests

This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.

Investigative

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.

Creative

Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be atrracted to the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design activities, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.

Social

The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.

Career Progression

PPE programmes are scattered throughout many of the top universities in the world, attracting the best and most ambitious students and educating cohorts of politicians, civil servants, journalists and managers. All three disciplines share a commitment to rigour and problem-solving that will develop useful skills for any career – skills such as research, analysis, written expression and interpreting data.

For a list of famous PPE programmes and graduates (such as Bill Clinton, David Cameron and Aung San Suu Kyi), see the Wikipedia entry on ‘Philosophy, Politics and Economics’. According to the BBC, the Oxford PPE “dominates public life in the UK”.

Further Research

Qualifax
Qualifax Course Page

Qualifax is the National Learners Database. (Note: Link not always available)

DISCLAIMER: These links are to official sources of information for this course - we accept no responsibility for the information on them.

College Profile

College News

Arts & Humanities Careers
Posted by University College Dublin - UCD
UCD Moore Centre for Business fuses latest technology, business practice in new world-class facility
Posted by University College Dublin - UCD
UCD Moore Centre: the future of business education
Posted by University College Dublin - UCD
Time capsule to capture moment in UCD History
Posted by University College Dublin - UCD

College Events

October
22
5:00 PM
Open Evening (Science, Computer Science, Actuarial and Financial Studies)
University College Dublin - UCD
November
09
10:00 AM
Open Day
University College Dublin - UCD
November
14
5:15 PM
Graduate Entry to Medicine Open Evening
University College Dublin - UCD
November
26
6:00 PM
Computer Science Open Evening
University College Dublin - UCD
January
07
5:00 PM
CAO Information Evening
University College Dublin - UCD