PPE (Philosophy, Politics, and Economics) Weekend

The Debate Chamber PPE Weekend offers students the chance to take part in lectures, seminars, activities and debates covering all three disciplines of this popular and competitive degree course. This three-day course will appeal to bright students who enjoy the discussion of challenging issues.

Topics for discussion include ‘Is it meaningful to talk about human free will in a scientifically determined world?’, ‘What can behavioral science teach us about economics?’ ‘How can post-conflict societies rebuild their political structures and create a new constitution?’

All of our online courses will consist of small seminar groups, with lots of opportunities for discussion and debate with peers as well as learning from our expert tutors. 

This style of learning is an excellent preparation for university, enabling students to make a more informed choice about future study or career options.

For currently available dates, full practical details, and a link to the booking form please scroll down.

‘Before the PPE weekend I had very limited knowledge on the subjects but through this course I have become aware of what each subject consists and how important it all is to our society and the world. I my opinion it is highly recommended for anyone, whether you have very little knowledge and want to find out more or even if you are already studying the subjects but want to know even more.’

‘This course is extremely good fun and it really helped me make my A-level decisions. All the teachers are interesting as well as being very informative. I can guarantee that you will love it!’

‘The tutors were friendly and engaging, offering an introduction to those who hadn’t studied their subjects and a continuation to those who had. I met many people in the same position as me, wanting to test the waters before applying or deciding to apply. Several said afterwards that they had decided on PPE because of the course. Well worth it!’

‘I met a lot of nice people and gained a more knowledge about subjects that I would otherwise have not known about. This weekend was definitely worthwhile, and I am very keen to do a Debate Chamber summer school, perhaps in Philosophy. I really recommend it.’

‘The tutors were friendly and engaging, offering an introduction to those who hadn’t studied their subjects and a continuation to those who had. I met many people in the same position as me, wanting to test the waters before applying or deciding to apply. Several said afterwards that they had decided on PPE because of the course. Well worth it!’

Practical Details

The PPE course is an online event for students aged 15-18.

This is a three-day course, running on 30th October – 1st November.  Teaching hours on each day will run from 10am till 3.30pm, with a break for lunch, and an independent study task.

This is a live online event, with small seminar groups offering fully interactive classroom discussion and debate (much as you would normally expect from our in-person courses). The event will not be recorded, so it is essential that you are able to attend during the course hours, and that you have a reliable audio and video connection.

The cost of the three-day PPE course is £275 per student. As class sizes are small, places are very limited, and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

You can see our full booking terms and conditions here.

You can book online using the link below, or if you have any further questions, please call us on 0800 8101058, or email info@debatechamber.com