Undergraduate Program in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)

Program Description

The first PPE programme in Portugal

The Faculty of Human Sciences has launched the first Degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) in Portugal, one of the most prestigious degrees in Europe and North America

In addition to its highly qualified regular faculty, the programme boasts the collaboration of renowned visiting lecturers, namely Vítor Bento (Chairman of the Board of Directors at SIBS and Guest Full Professor at FCH-Católica), Paul Weithman (University of Notre Dame) and Robert Sherman (former US Ambassador to Portugal), to name a few.

A degree with history that looks to the future

Created at Oxford University in 1920, this interdisciplinary degree achieved considerable prominence and international growth as a result of the excellent training it offers its students. Its three-fold training in Philosophy, Politics and Economics produces graduates capable of a broad and integrative approach to the challenges facing contemporary societies.

Combining three areas of knowledge, the programme fosters critical thinking and enables its graduates to be responsible agents towards the transformation of society. The objective is therefore to train competent and ethically responsible professionals, able to respond to the considerable social, political and economic questions being raised in the present day at a global level.





Development of critical and reflective thought, fostering an ethically sound discussion on the challenges facing human societies.

Acquisition of in-depth knowledge of political institutions and processes in the global community.

Understanding the workings of contemporary economies and the role of institutions and economic agents.

The Choice of Renowned World Leaders

Internationally, the Degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics has been the degree of choice of major international leaders, such as Bill Clinton and David Cameron and, more recently, human rights activist Malala Yousafzai, winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.

Other notables:

  • Benazir Bhutto - former prime minister of Pakistan
  • Catherine Powell - British businesswoman
  • Danny Alexander - British banker
  • Ed Miliband - British Labour MP, former Leader of the Labour party and former Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change
  • Isaiah Berlin - philosopher
  • Paul W. Frank - Professor of Philosophy and Judaic Studies at Yale University
  • Richard Swinburne - Philosopher
  • Riz Ahmed, British - Pakistani rapper, actor and anti-war activist
  • Stephen Breyer - former US Supreme Court Justice
  • William Hague, British Conservative Party politician


Admissions Office - Undergraduate

E-mail: licenciaturasfch@ucp.pt
Phone: (+351) 217 214 293


Vera Teixeira

Vera Teixeira

"todos os conhecimentos que vou adquirir no curso vão permitir-me encarar o mundo e qualquer desafio profissional de uma maneira multidisciplinar muito valiosa para o meu futuro."