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1. About PPE the International Program

     PPE refers to Bachelor Program in Philosophy Politics and Economics. PPE is an undergraduate program first offered at Oxford University, UK. Philosophy Politics and Economics are fundamental to the workings of our modern society. Therefore, studying the three sciences should be able to enable students to gain a better understanding of the modern world, which is changing so rapidly in many different and complex ways. Since then, many universities started to offer PPE courses with similar conviction. At Thammasat, PPE International Program hopes to train students not only to keep up with the world, but also to be able to utilize knowledge in an interdisciplinary way, to apply knowledge from different sciences masterfully, in order to provide the most effective solutions to issues at hand.


                   PPE program at Thammasat University is seen as a revival of Thammasat's Degree in Moral Science which was one of the two degree programs initially offered during the first two decades of Thammasat University’s history. Similar to Thammasat's Degree in Moral Science, PPE is unique in its interdisciplinary nature, career flexibility, and is able to provide a good foundation for those who which to pursue education in a higher level. More importantly, PPE’s interdisciplinary approach and its special attention to social issues can very well amplify Thammasat University’s determination throughout the the university’s history, i.e. to serve the people and the country.


                   The Bachelor Program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE International Program) has been developed according to the Bachelor Program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (2018 revision) which is being offered in Thai. The program is uniquely focused on the principles of philosophy, politics, and economics which are at play in Asian and ASEAN context. This is to correspond with the trend of 21th century which has been dubbed ‘the Asian Century’. It is also to provide a quality education for students from the Greater Mekong Sub region, ASEAN countries, as well as others, who are interested in an international bachelor program with a special focus on integrating social sciences in order to respond to societal demands.The College of Interdisciplinary Studies aims to create the PPE International Program as a unique educational program, for it to be able to achieve the perfect harmony of the spirit of Thammasat and to amplify the university’s policy towards an international future.




2. Course Structure

Course Structure
  

Students are required to complete a total of 126 credits, comprising of:

1) General Education courses no less than 30 credits

2)  Concentration courses no less than 81 credits

     2.1) Major courses   no less than  66 credits  

      2.1.1) Core Course 27 credits 

      2.1.2) Selective Core Course 30 credits

Students are to choose 2 out of 3 branches, obtaining 15 credits from each branch.

  • Philosophy Branch

  • Politics, Law, and Human Rights Branch

  • Economics Branch

     2.1.3) Thesis and Internship     9 credits

 

       2.2) Minor courses no less than 15 credits

Students are to choose one cluster of minor courses provided by the program or by other faculties according to the University's regulation. 

            2.2.1) Clusters of minor courses provided by the program

  • Minor in Modern Philosophy
  • Minor in Public Policy and Global Politics
  • Minor in Economics and Development Studies

          2.2.2) Minor courses outside the program

 

3) Free Elective Courses no less than 15 credits

PPE students can freely take subjects in other minors and count them towards free electives. Students can also take free electives provided by other internal programs in Thammasat for a more diverse learning experience.

   


Future career path

   This course is the integration of knowledge of various fields of science. Come into the teaching and learning to create graduates who have the knowledge and understanding of the current and future world conditions In politics, economy, law, administration And philosophical basis As well as science, technology and innovation, thus able to work extensively in both the public and private sectors such as

Social developer

Politician

Bailiff

Academic studies

Diplomats and staff in international organizations

Personnel officer

Reporter

Business people

Business owners and other self-employed

Academics and researchers


Fees

  • Thai students:  Approximately 69,000 baht per semester or 483,000 baht throughout the program.

  • International students:  Approximately 79,000 baht per semester or 553,000 baht throughout the program.


 

 

3. Academic Requirement

Academic Requirement

 

  • Applicants must be at least 17 before entering the program.
  • Applicants must have completed or are expected to complete upper secondary education
  • GPAX 2.50 or equivalent level of high school qualifications (GCE, Cambridge Pre-U, GED, NCEA, IB, IBCR : see TU guideline)

 

Inter Portfolio 1 (5 seats) : December 2020

 

  • English Language Requirement
    - TU-GET 400, IELTS 4.5, TOEFL (paper-based) 400, or TOELF (internet-based) 32
  • Portfolio
    - Exceptional achievement in sports, academics, leadership and social contribution

 

** If applicants do not meet with the minimum score of TU Requirement for International Program Admission (TU-GET 500, IELTS 6.0, TOEFL (paper-based) 500, or TOELF (internet-based) 61), they are required to take additional English course during studying to meet English Proficiency Graduation Requirement (TU-GET 550, IELTS 6.5, TOEFL (paper-based) 550, or TOELF (internet-based) 79). **

 

Inter Portfolio 2 (35 seats) : March 2021

 

  • English Language Requirement
    - TU-GET 550, IELTS 6.5, TOEFL (paper-based) 550, or TOELF (internet-based) 79
  • Applicants must meet at least one of the following Subject Requirements;
    - SAT I (EBRW) or GSAT (Reading, Writing and Language) with a minimum score of 450
    - SAT I (Math) or GSAT (Math) with a minimum score of 600
    - Total minimum SAT I or GSAT score of 1000

 

** Applicants with highest scores in SAT I or GSAT would be accepted for the admission **

 

TCAS Admission 1 (4 seats) : May 2021

 

PPE International Program also provide an option of TCAS admission for Thai high school graduates

  • English Language Requirement
    - Applicants must meet with the minimum score of TU Requirement for International Program Admission (TU-GET 500, IELTS 6.0, TOEFL (paper-based) 500, or TOELF (internet-based) 61)
  • O-NET + GAT

 

TCAS Admission 2 (6 seats) : June 2021

 

PPE International Program also provide an option of TCAS National admission for Thai high school graduates

  • English Language Requirement
    - Applicants must meet with the minimum score of TU Requirement for International Program Admission (TU-GET 500, IELTS 6.0, TOEFL (paper-based) 500, or TOELF (internet-based) 61)
  • TCAS National Admission Score for
    - Sciences and Mathematics Program (กลุ่มพื้นฐานวิทยาศาสตร์) or
    - Language- Arts Program (กลุ่มพื้นฐานศิลปศาสตร์)

 

Oversea Students

 

Applicants are welcome to submit their application at any time before July 2021

  • English Language Requirement
    - IELTS 6.5, TOEFL (paper-based) 550, or TOELF (internet-based) 79
  • Oversea students do not need to take an English Qualification Exam if they are from a country which uses English as native language i.e. England, US, Australia, New Zealand, Canada.
  • Applicants must meet at least one of the following Subject Requirements;
    - SAT I (EBRW) with a minimum score of 450
    - SAT I (Math) with a minimum score of 600
    - Total minimum SAT I score of 1000

 

 

Note: All scores of more than two years old prior to the application deadline cannot be reported or validated.


4. Members Faculty
Assoc.Prof.Tatchalerm Sudhipongpracha,Ph.D.

E-Mail : ts2277@gmail.com

CV : Assoc.Prof.Tatchalerm Sudhipongpracha,Ph.D.
 
 
 

Pol.Maj.Chavanut  Janekarn, Ph.D.

E-Mail : Chaowanview@hotmail.com

CV : Pol.Maj.Chavanut Janekarn,Ph.D.
 
 
 
Bharat Dahiya,Ph.D.

E-Mail : bharatdahiya.tu@ gmail.com; bharat@ tu.ac.th

CV : Bharat Dahiya,Ph.D.
 
 
 

Tanyaporn  Soontornthum, Ph.D.

E-Mail : mtansoo@staff.tu.ac.th; main.tan.soo@gmail.com

CV : Tanyaporn Soontornthum,Ph.D
 
 
 
Phanomkorn Yothasorn

E-Mail : phanomkorn.y@gmail.com

CV : อาจารย์ Phanomkorn Yothasorn