Course Objectives and Structure

EPS is an international course entirely taught in English with a highly qualified interdisciplinary learning track, integrating advanced analytical tools in Economics, Political sciences, and Quantitative methods.

The EPS degree is a multidisciplinary program, presenting a balanced offer of courses in economics and political science and quantitative methods.

During the first year, students will be trained in advanced general tools of the three disciplines, whereas in the II year teaching focuses on advanced topics in the domains of international economics and politics.

Training also includes internships in international organizations, or businesses, in-house laboratories and the writing of a final dissertation.

During their career, EPS students can also take advantage of double degrees and mobility agreements with leading worldwide universities (Université Catholique de Louvain, Peking University Shenzen, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Sciences Po Paris, Universität Mannheim and others).

Entry Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree

Applicants should have earned at least 60 ECTS credits or equivalent in the following fields: business administration, computer science, economics, law, management, mathematics, philosophy, political science, sociology or statistics.

  • English language proficiency

The knowledge of English will be assessed during the admission interview. An IELTS or TOEFL will be taken into account.

  • Mathematics and Quantitative methods background

Applicants must have earned at least 6 ECTS credits in Mathematics or Quantitative methods.

Candidates lacking this requirement will have to attend a crash course in Mathematics. Crash courses are Statistics and Microeconomics are also offered.

Scores in GRE or GMAT will also be taken into account in evaluating the application.

Career Prospects

The EPS degree is designed to train students in advanced methodologies, analytical tools and quantitative and qualitative techniques used in all fields of economics and political science.

EPS graduates will be ready to undertake a wide array of career paths in multinational companies, political institutions, public organizations, and other professions demanding high intellectual skills, robust technical competencies, and versatile knowledge. They will also be well prepared to engage in further academic research in top Ph.D. programs.

Study Plan


  • Optimization
  • Game theory
  • Research methods
  • Advanced microeconomics
  • International Economic Law
  • Positive political theory
  • Advanced macroeconomics
  • Comparative politics


  • Global firms and markets

Curriculum I – International economics and politics

  • Empirical methods for economics and policy evaluation
  • Governance of the European Union

Curriculum II – Globalization, inequality and social policy

  • Comparative welfare states
  • Social justice in a global world
  • Elective activities
  • 3- credit activities (advanced computer skills; advanced foreign language; internship; laboratory)
  • 21- Dissertation

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated April 9, 2019
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