At a Glance

  • Degree awarded: Mas­ter of Arts (M.A.)
  • Application period: April 1 - June 1. Ex­ten­ded ap­p­li­ca­ti­on dead­line un­til August 31.
  • Type of programme: The­ma­tic re­le­van­ce
  • Study places: 40
  • Start date: Oc­to­ber 1
  • Extent: 120 CP ac­cor­ding to ECTS
  • Duration: 4 se­mes­ters
  • Language: Ger­man and Eng­lish
  • Semester contribution: ap­prox. EUR 353

The ef­fec­tiven­ess and le­gi­ti­ma­cy of mo­dern sta­tes is lar­ge­ly de­ter­mi­ned by the com­plex in­ter­ac­tion of po­li­tics, law, and busi­ness and eco­no­mics. Late­ly, in par­ti­cu­lar, the­se in­ter­ac­tions have been af­fec­ted by dy­na­mic trans­for­ma­ti­on pro­ces­ses re­sul­ting from glo­ba­liza­t­i­on and in­ter­na­tio­na­liza­t­i­on trends. This has led to the for­ma­ti­on of mo­di­fied statehood forms and new pat­terns of re­la­ti­ons­hips bet­ween sta­te, so­cie­ty, and the eco­no­my.

The Mas­ters de­gree in Public Economics, Law and Politics ap­p­lies a theo­re­ti­cal and me­tho­do­lo­gi­cal, as well as pro­blem-ori­en­ted and in­te­gra­ted, po­li­ti­cal ana­ly­sis of the­se dy­na­mic in­ter­ac­tions.

Content and Rationale

Stu­dies in po­li­ti­cal sci­ence at Leu­pha­na Gra­dua­te School com­bi­ne di­sci­pli­nes, which tra­di­tio­nal­ly deal with the re­la­ti­ons­hip of sta­te, so­cie­ty, and busi­ness and eco­no­mics. Ques­ti­ons, is­su­es, and ap­proa­ches to so­lu­ti­ons re­sul­ting from the­se in­tri­ca­te­ly in­ter­wo­ven re­la­ti­ons­hips are ana­ly­zed and trea­ted from the joi­ned per­spec­tives of po­li­ti­cal sci­ence, eco­no­mics, and law.

The fo­cus is pla­ced on the cau­ses, back­ground, as well as so­ci­al and eco­no­mic ef­fects and con­se­quen­ces, of go­vern­ment ac­tion. Thus, the cour­se aims at achie­ving a com­pre­hen­si­ve re­flec­tion on the re­la­ti­ons­hip bet­ween po­li­tics, law, and eco­no­mics by ap­p­ly­ing the tools pro­vi­ded by po­li­ti­cal sci­ence as a di­sci­pli­ne, rein­forced by in­ter­di­sci­pli­na­ry ob­ser­va­tions. This cour­se of stu­dy is part of the scho­lar­ship pro­gram­me Public Policy and Good Governance of the Ger­man Aca­de­mic Ex­ch­an­ge Ser­vice (DAAD). Every year, DAAD selects around ten scho­lar­ship hol­ders from Cen­tral and South Ame­ri­can, Af­ri­can and Asi­an coun­tries to come and stu­dy at Leu­pha­na Gra­dua­te School. They en­han­ce the ex­pe­ri­ence of stu­dy­ing on this pro­gram­me by len­ding it an in­ter­na­tio­nal per­spec­tive.

Programme Structure

The di­sci­pli­ne-ori­en­ted elec­tives aim at trai­ning aca­de­mics to de­ve­lop in-depth com­pe­ten­cies in the in­di­vi­du­al di­sci­pli­nes of political science, public law, and economics. Co­ope­ra­ti­on with the Ger­man In­sti­tu­te for Glo­bal and Area Stu­dies (GIGA) in Ham­burg ma­kes it pos­si­ble to fo­cus on the field of education development theory and policy. This is achie­ved thanks to a selec­tion of more spe­cia­li­zed cour­se of­fe­rings. Six in­di­vi­dual­ly selec­ta­ble and fre­e­ly com­binable mo­du­les lar­ge­ly con­vey theo­ries, ap­proa­ches and me­thods for ana­ly­zing the sta­te of aca­de­mic ques­ti­ons and is­su­es from a di­sci­pli­na­ry per­spec­tive.

In the first se­mes­ter, two in­di­vi­dual­ly al­lo­ca­ted bridge mo­du­les con­vey ba­sic know­ledge in po­li­ti­cal sci­ence in the di­sci­pli­nes, which stu­dents have not yet or not suf­fi­ci­ent­ly stu­di­ed in their pre­vious cour­ses. The se­cond and third se­mes­ters see the in­te­gra­ti­on ran­ge ex­ten­ding sub­ject of­fers by an in­ter­di­sci­pli­na­ry per­spec­tive: In two mo­du­les, selec­ted to­pics and is­su­es from the per­spec­tive of each of two di­sci­pli­nes are in­ves­ti­ga­ted to­ge­ther.

The cour­se of­fe­rings are com­ple­men­ted not only by the cross-com­ple­men­ta­ry stu­dies over-ar­ching the mas­ter de­grees on the ba­sis of a broad aca­de­mic and re­flec­tion-ori­en­ted sci­ence but also by the Mas­ters Fo­rum & Re­se­arch Per­spec­tives. It teaches the me­tho­do­lo­gi­cal and or­ga­niza­t­io­nal skills, which are ne­cessa­ry for the de­sign and im­ple­men­ta­ti­on of prac­ti­tio­ners' own ana­ly­zes ba­sed on po­li­ti­cal sci­ence, as well as re­se­arch pro­jects. Buil­ding on this in­ten­si­ve pre­pa­ra­ti­on, the Mas­tes dis­ser­ta­ti­on com­ple­ted in the fourth se­mes­ter con­clu­des the Mas­ters Pro­gram­me.

Prospects

The Mas­ters De­gree in Pu­blic Eco­no­mics, Law and Po­li­tics pro­vi­des a sci­ence-ba­sed, in­ter­di­sci­pli­na­ry and pro­blem-ori­en­ted aca­de­mic trai­ning in the field of po­li­ti­cal sci­ence. The aim is to fa­mi­li­a­ri­ze stu­dents with theo­ries, ap­proa­ches, and me­thods, as well as cen­tral em­pi­ri­cal fin­dings on the cur­rent sta­te of sci­en­ti­fic re­se­arch. Thus, it im­parts the abili­ty to de­sign, im­ple­ment, and re­flect on in­de­pen­dent re­se­arch pro­jects. Stu­dents are also trai­ned to hand­le com­plex prac­tical is­su­es and pro­blems at the in­ter­face bet­ween po­li­tics, busi­ness and law from an aca­de­mic point of view. As well as pro­vi­ding po­li­cy ad­vice, this pre­pa­res them for ma­na­ge­ri­al po­si­ti­ons in ad­mi­nis­tra­ti­ve, na­tio­nal and in­ter­na­tio­nal or­ga­niza­t­i­ons.

In ad­di­ti­on to en­te­ring into ac­tive em­ploy­ment, the pos­si­bi­li­ty also exists of fur­ther de­ve­lop­ment the di­rec­tion, for ex­amp­le, of a Ph.D. The pro­fes­s­o­ri­al chairs in­vol­ved in the cour­se of stu­dy car­ry out nu­merous pro­jects in that vein. Qua­li­fied stu­dents have the op­por­tu­ni­ty, thanks to the “Doc­to­ral Track”, to at­tend mo­du­les of the doc­to­ral pro­gram­me in the third se­mes­ter al­re­a­dy.

Aspirants

This Mas­ters de­gree pro­gram­me is ai­med at Ger­man and in­ter­na­tio­nal gra­dua­tes (ba­che­lor or equi­va­lent) of a cour­se fea­turing an aca­de­mic ori­en­ta­ti­on in po­li­tics, law, busi­ness and eco­no­mics, con­sti­tu­tio­nal and ad­mi­nis­tra­ti­ve sci­en­ces, who wish to ac­qui­re re­se­arch and prac­tical skills in the in­ter­di­sci­pli­na­ry field of po­li­ti­cal sci­ence.

For the Mas­ters De­gree in Pu­blic Eco­no­mics, Law and Po­li­tics, you must bring a pro­ven mi­ni­mum of 60 CP from re­le­vant mo­du­les from the fol­lo­wing sub­jects: law, po­li­tics or eco­no­mics or from an in­ter­di­sci­pli­na­ry com­bi­na­ti­on of the­se three di­sci­pli­nes.

Program taught in:
  • English
  • German

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Last updated June 24, 2019
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Oct 1, 2019
Duration
4 semesters
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Price
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Deadline
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