Teaching Structure

Your College tutors are responsible for organising all your small-group teaching (tutorials and classes) and play a key role in overseeing your development throughout the course. The University Departments organise lectures and classes to supplement the tutorials. PPE students are usually taught in tutorials of 2-3 students. Students will typically attend two tutorials a week throughout their course. The College library is well-stocked in all three subjects, with the core courses well provided for.  The Bodleian Library (the main University Library) is right opposite Trinity, and all three departmental libraries are within easy walking distance. The tutors set practice exams at the start of most terms so that students consolidate their learning and prepare for their university examinations. Our students achieve excellent results.

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Career Prospects

The skills you develop while studying PPE – rigorous thinking and the ability to analyse information quickly in order to present a strong, clear argument – are valued very highly by employers. Trinity’s PPE graduates go into a wide range of careers, including journalism, consultancy, politics, non-governmental and voluntary organisations, and further academic study and research.

As a course which combines essays and quantitative approaches to learning, the work you do is extremely diverse and that definitely appealed to me as someone who was not yet ready to give up having a range of different subjects.
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