The small class size of the PPE programme has enabled me to receive individual attention throughout my studies.Sluiten
I was attracted to the course at the University of Groningen because it combines the three studies within modules, which was not the case at other universities. The PPE approach is integrated into more modules than just our core ones. For example, I took a module called 'Justice in Migration', where we studied immigration and emigration policies through empirical evidence as well as philosophical standpoints.
The choice of modules is good, and we can take modules at other departments as well as our own. I am about to start a module at the Arts faculty, for example, about disease and international relations.
The small class size of the PPE programme has enabled me to receive individual attention throughout my studies. Each student is assigned a mentor, who we can ask for advice.
As well as benefiting from supportive staff, the learning environment with other students is interesting, since our different backgrounds complement our joint studies. We bring our knowledge, skills and experience from our relative bachelor degrees and home countries to class discussions. For example, when discussing policies, we will often compare how institutions in different countries organise.
The philosophy department is a wonderful home to study in, and as a small department it is welcoming. I have found it easy to integrate into the university and city, since there are lots of organised activities through student associations like STUFF (philosophy student association) and ESN (Erasmus student network).