Masters Programs in Political Economy

Compare 19 Masters Programs in Political Economy

Political Economy

The process by which collective choices are made is complex and unpredictable. When it becomes necessary to anticipate the actions of governments, private citizens and corporations, those with a Master in Political Economy offer valuable analysis and direction for key decision makers.

 

What is a Master in Political Economy? It is an advanced degree suitable for those with previous undergraduate work in political science, economics, history or business. Programs focus on the strategic reasoning of individuals and collections of people. Students thoroughly investigate the processes, motives and consequences of political choices. Topics of study include government regulations, elections, law and special interest groups. Students are also taught how political competition ultimately impacts society.

 

A Master in Political Economy further develops students’ critical thinking and communication abilities. They are taught the major theories of economics and political science congruently. They are able to relate the two separate disciplines to one another and draw meaningful conclusions. Students develop skill with the most current software and technology and are able to use it to collect and analyze sets of data.

 

The total cost for a master’s program depends on the institution. Students are encouraged to contact the admissions departments of universities under consideration for more specific details about fees and tuition. Most programs will require at least two years of full time study. Students should also take into account housing, course materials and transportation costs.

 

Graduates with a Master in Political Economy are qualified for employment in many government positions. Lobbying firms also value the abilities of these graduates, and many find work as advisors for political campaigns. Some work as researchers or analysts in companies that compete in heavily regulated industries. Consulting work is an option for those who prefer to remain independently employed. These programs also prepare students to pursue higher levels of education. Many eventually complete a doctoral program and go on to find employment in academics.

 

Students interested in one of these programs should begin researching their options right away. For international students or working professionals, many online universities offer coursework that fits within scheduling and geographic limitations. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Master in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

Witten/Herdecke University (UW/H)
Campus Full time 2 - 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Witten

The Master programme PPE at Witten/Herdecke University offers cutting-edge education at the intersection of the social sciences and philosophy. Unlike other Master programmes in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, the focus in Witten (Germany) is on the sound academic analysis of real-life problems in an increasingly interconnected world. It addresses the challenges of the 21st century in a globalized... [+]

Masters in Political Economy. The Master programme PPE at Witten/Herdecke University offers cutting-edge education at the intersection of the social sciences and philosophy. Unlike other Master programmes in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, the focus in Witten (Germany) is on the sound academic analysis of real-life problems in an increasingly interconnected world. It addresses the challenges of the 21st century in a globalized world. The Master PPE in Witten is also a tailor-made programme for any career in leading positions at the interface of politics, economics and (civil) society. Our graduates find career prospects in a range of political and social fields, NGOs, management, further education, personnel and organisation development, economic and political consulting. The programme starts in the winter semester. Applications must be submitted until June 30th. Programme duration 2 semesters (60 ECTS) or 4 semesters (120 ECTS) Fees 13.980 Euro (2 semesters) 21.480 Euro (4 semesters) Payment modes 1. Study first - pay later: payment (depending on income) after graduation 2. Direct payment of fixed monthly rates (fixed sum) 3. Direct payment 50%, income-related repayment after graduation 50 % The document below has detailed information on our tuition payment scheme. Admission requirements Bachelor in Economics or Politics or Philosophy or 60 ECTS in an interdisciplinary degree programme* Advanced English language skills (e.g. TOEFL: 110) If you are unsure about meeting the admission requirements, please get in touch with us. Diego Tuzman, international PPE student, about the Master programme at Witten/Herdecke University: “After studying Economics in Uruguay, I was looking... [-]

Master in Politics. Economics. Philosophy.

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Moscow

The mission of our PEP programme is to provide an opportunity for a cohort of bright, ambitious and motivated students to master two basic areas – economics and political science – as well as to broaden their philosophical outlook, develop critical thinking and social communication skills, and enhance their social and academic capital. [+]

Programme Overview The mission of our PEP programme is to provide an opportunity for a cohort of bright, ambitious and motivated students to master two basic areas – economics and political science – as well as to broaden their philosophical outlook, develop critical thinking and social communication skills, and enhance their social and academic capital. The PEP programme in designed for those graduates of undergraduate programmes of participating faculties at HSE and other leading universities who aspire to strengthen their intellectual capacity and acquire additional skills, or to master new professional and career tracks. It is intended to provide new opportunities for the most talented young people motivated to absorb new ideas, tools, and techniques developed in the social sciences. It is open either to the graduates with a solid background in quantitative methods (mathematics, econometrics, computer modelling, etc.) striving to apply them to the most pressing social and economic problems, as well as to young philosophers and social theorists concerned with gaps and controversies in contemporary social sciences. The programme offers two professional career tracks for its students: Experts and consultants in the field of strategic decision-making in either public bodies or non-governmental organizations (government, ministries, political parties, PR agencies, business analytical centres, NGOs, etc.) Analysts, researchers and teachers in academia who are motivated to continue their studies in PhD programmes at leading universities in Russia and abroad. What is the target group of the programme? The PEP programme is designed for people who are not satisfied with too... [-]

MPhil in Industrial Policy

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The purpose of the Master of Philosophy in Industrial Policy is to develop the students’ intellectual competencies, intellectual independence and practical skills in the acquisition, analysis, interpretation and application of appropriate industrial policies to support the structural transformation of the economies of the continent. [+]

Masters in Political Economy. The purpose of the Master of Philosophy in Industrial Policy is to develop the students’ intellectual competencies, intellectual independence and practical skills in the acquisition, analysis, interpretation and application of appropriate industrial policies to support the structural transformation of the economies of the continent. The programme consists of core modules offering an in-depth coverage of a broad range of issues pertaining to industrial development policies, strategies and management in Africa, and allowing students to test the practical application of the knowledge imparted, participate in analysing case studies, conducting field visits, and prepare individual technical reports on the various themes covered. Mastering of the curriculum will provide students with the ability to be able to reflect critically on theory of industrial policy and its application. They will be able to deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively, design and critically appraise research, make sound judgments using data and information using the econometric techniques learned and communicate their conclusions clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences. Admission requirements: A potential student should possess an honours qualification or a postgraduate diploma in Accounting or a Tax related honours degree on New NQF level 8/Old NQF level 7. Alternatively any other four-year qualification with honours status on New NQF level 8/Old NQF level 7 and related taxation experience which is considered relevant and sufficient by the Department of Accountancy. Preparatory study and an entrance examination may be required by the Department of Accountancy. A selection process will be followed. Contact... [-]

Master Public Economics, Law & Politics

Leuphana University of Luneburg
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 8 semesters October 2017 Germany Lüneburg + 1 more

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. [+]

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 Master's degree in Political Science – 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 program 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 program by... [-]

Master in International Politics and Economics

Mykolas Romeris University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Lithuania Vilnius

The study programme highlights the political and economic processes in Asian countries so as to demonstrate the relevance of the theories studied in the programme. [+]

Masters in Political Economy. Why this study programme? Study programme have clearly defined, reasonable and valid objectives: to prepare international politics and international economy specialists capable of competent research, analysis, critical assessment and forecast of political and economic processes in Asia, independent investigation, preparation of recommendations and simulation of possible consequences of their decisions on issues related to international relations and international economy on the national, regional, and global levels and manifesting competitiveness in pursuit of career in the private sector working with Asian countries or national and international institutions related to the spheres of international policy and international economy. The focus on Asian studies is due not only to the significance of the continent to the world order in the 21st century, but also to its geostrategic and economic relevance for Lithuania. The study programme highlights the political and economic processes in Asian countries so as to demonstrate the relevance of the theories studied in the programme. Those implementing the programme (as well as the students) believe that such focus is valuable because only a generic viewpoint on the international system to some extent limits the opportunities to gain more specific knowledge. On the other hand, certain parts of Asia (particular emphasis is laid on China, Japan, and India) play a very important global role. Hence, the programme is not meant to become a classical programme of studies of a specific region. The processes in Asia receive a significant amount of attention because global tensions and the most important... [-]

MA in Economics

International School Of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Georgia Tbilisi

ISET's MA program in Economics was launched in fall 2006 as a graduate program at Tbilisi State University. The program takes students through a challenging two year curriculum, comparable in content and quality to the first two years of study in reputable Ph.D. programs in North America and Western Europe. All courses are taught in English by highly-qualified international faculty... [+]

ISET's MA program in Economics was launched in fall 2006 as a graduate program at Tbilisi State University. The program takes students through a challenging two year curriculum, comparable in content and quality to the first two years of study in reputable Ph.D. programs in North America and Western Europe. All courses are taught in English by highly-qualified international faculty. Our faculty is diverse, comprising resident professors with PhDs from universities such as Columbia University, Hebrew University and the University of Pennsylvania, and regular visitors who are world leaders in their fields, including several Fellows of the Econometric Society. The entire faculty is committed to helping students design individual study plans, supervising their thesis research, and supporting their applications for both professional jobs and PhD studies abroad. The quality of research and teaching at ISET is guaranteed by the International Faculty Committee, which brings together the ISET faculty and prominent academics from around the world. How is the program structured? In the first year, all students take the same four economics courses (Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Statistics/Econometrics, and Mathematics for Economists), plus supplementary English/Academic Writing courses taught at three different levels for the whole duration of first year. In the second year, students are given the possibility to draw up an individual plan of elective courses. These electives are taught by highly-qualified and internationally-recognized resident and visiting faculty. They cover a wide spectrum of fields like energy economics, environmental economics, labor economics, resource economics, experimental economics, industrial organization, mechanism design, game theory,... [-]

Master in Balkan, Eurasian and Central European Studies (BECES)

Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

Balkan, Eurasian and Central European Studies (BECES) is a two-year English-language Master's degree programme, which focuses on modern history, politics and diplomacy, as well as to fundamental social, cultural and economic problems. [+]

Masters in Political Economy. Balkan, Eurasian and Central European Studies (BECES) is a two-year English-language Master's degree programme, which focuses on modern history, politics and diplomacy, as well as to fundamental social, cultural and economic problems. It addresses the English-speaking audience with a deep and versatile exploration of “the East”, understood as a territory composed of Central Europe, the Balkan Peninsula, and the Post- Soviet area, including the Caucasus and Central Asia. It also offers students the chance to learn or improve their knowledge of some of the Czech language. The programme is deliberately structured to take advantage of the multidisciplinary nature of the Faculty, and students will be encouraged to make connections between different fields of study, learning to combine a global perspective with attention to detail and local interests. The core courses provide an overview of crucial segments of the area from an analytical and multidisciplinary perspective, while the elective classes allow students to create their own specialisation. The aim of the programme is to help students write a Master’s thesis of sufficient quality to merit publication. Through the university’s network of exchange programmes, talented students may also be offered the opportunity to make a brief research visit to another country in the area. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria In addition to the application, the following must be provided: 1. Copy of a diploma to show completed Bachelor's or Master's studies, or confirmation of ongoing studies in the academic year that those studies will be... [-]

Master in Economics and Political Science (EPS)

University of Milan - Department of Economics, Management and Quantitative Methods
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Milan

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. [+]

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 programme, 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. A IELTS or TOEFl will be taken in 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 is Statistics and Microeconomics are also offered. Scores in GRE or GMAT will also be taken in account... [-]

Master Policy Economics

Erasmus School of Economics - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Rotterdam

By completing this Master programme you will be able to apply state-of-the-art economic theory and research methods to solve the most important policy issues of our time. [+]

Masters in Political Economy. Policy Economics Solving policy questions with advanced economic analysis and empirical research Economic policy problems are everywhere. Think of the financial crisis in 2008 and the Eurocrisis that erupted in 2010. Think also of population ageing which causes large increases in spending on healthcare and pensions. Global warming may threaten future life on earth. And income inequality is increasing almost everywhere in the Western world due to globalization and technological changes. In order to be able to solve economic problems governments need excellent policy economists. By completing this Master programme you will be able to apply state-of-the-art economic theory and research methods to solve the most important policy issues of our time. Besides courses, the core of the Master programme consists of seminars. In the main seminar you will try to solve one of the most pressing policy problems of our time. Moreover, our partners will provide internships for the best students of the program, for example, at one of the Ministries, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, competition and other government authorities. During this internship you will also most likely write your Master’s thesis. Open minded, inquisitive, thorough? Rotterdam! The main values of the Policy Economics programme at Erasmus School of Economics are: open minded, curious, academically thorough, hard-working and politically engaged. If you are a strongly analytical student, if you are highly motivated, and if you are socially engaged, then you should enroll in the Master in Policy Economics! Careers Good policy economists... [-]

LAW AND EUROPEAN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

Danubius University
Campus Full time Romania Galați

The mission of the “Danubius” University from Galați to offer education and research of high quality standard in a national and European context is realized also through the study program Law and European Public Administration. [+]

The mission of the “Danubius” University from Galați to offer education and research of high quality standard in a national and European context is realized also through the study program Law and European Public Administration. The specific objectives of this study program targets: - Preparing specialists in the field of European law, especially the law of European public administration, taking into consideration the dimension of public relations, which is essential today for the local collectives; - Realizing the professionalized perspective for students who wish to pursue a carrier in public administration, but also in other services and professions that require such training; - Preparing future PhD students who wish to pursue a carrier in the university or to become researchers (in research organizations, study directions and services in governments and other institutions); - Forming a body of professional public clerks, familiarized with the requirements and procedures of European institutions; - Developing the capacity of public clerks from public institutions to analyse and synthesise ; - Insuring master’s students an adequate level of training regarding the process of European integration and the necessary efforts of the Romanian public administration in order to reach the European standards in the field Some of the subjects studied are: 1. European Union international law 2. European public function 3. European social law 4. European environmental law 5. European administrative law 6. Project management 7. Research methods and techniques. Study casa 8. European financial institutions 9. Child protection in the European law Possible carrier paths: -... [-]

Faculty of Social Sciences

Enugu State University of Science and Technology - ESUT
Campus Full time March 2018 Nigeria Enugu

The philosophy of the Postgraduate Programmes in Economics in ESUT is built on intellectual leadership and the preparedness to confront modern economic challenges. [+]

Masters in Political Economy. Faculty of Social Sciences Economics Philosophy The philosophy of the Postgraduate Programmes in Economics in ESUT is built on intellectual leadership and the preparedness to confront modern economic challenges. Hence each programme focuses on details of providing practical training geared towards the effective development of skills for applying economic principles in solving economic problems of Nigeria at national, state and local levels. Objectives The objectives of the postgraduate programme in economic shall flow from the general objectives of the Faculty of the Social Sciences and award of qualifications of the programmes shall be governed by the University and faculty postgraduate studies regulations. The main objectives of the programmes are to develop highly competent and versatile professional economists through the provision of relevant academic and professional courses which are required in order to meet the development challenges of the Nigerian economy in the context of globalization. Specifically, the programmes are designed to rigorously train highly competent personnel for academic career and groom middle and top management personnel in the areas of energy and petroleum, manufacturing, industry, banking and finance. Programmes The academic Master's Degree programme which confers a degree of Masters of Science (M.Sc), links directly to Doctor of Philosophy Degree (Ph.D) programmes and therefore provides the entry points for academic and research career in Economics. Thus, the Masters of Science Degree Programme (M.Sc) and the Doctor of philosophy Degree (Ph.D) programmes constitute the core of postgraduate programmes in Economics. Postgraduate Diploma Admission Requirements The criteria for... [-]

MA in International Studies

University of Pannonia Kőszeg Campus
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Hungary Kőszeg

Students who graduate from the International Studies master program will make the diplomats, politicians and social scientists of the future. [+]

The University of Pannonia Kőszeg Campus was established in 2015. Before becoming a university campus, the Institute for Social and European Studies Foundation had already had a 20- year-long activity providing postgraduate training programs in Kőszeg. The International Studies MA and Cultural Heritage Management postgraduate programs have offered courses in collaboration with Hungarian or other European universities in English and in Hungarian language for international and local students. The Foundation has organized summer universities annually for two decades, the topics of which have always covered different, currently urgent social scientific issues. Besides teaching, it has conducted research programs, individually or in cooperation with multinational companies or governmental organisations, which were supported by international EU funding. Currently Kőszeg is one of the campuses of the University of Pannonia, backed by the intellectual and material capacity of UniPannon and The Institute of Advanced Studies Kőszeg (iASK). The campus continuously broadens its network of cooperation with Western -Transdanubian companies, civil organizations, cultural institutes, schools and universities. Perks we offer Training programs are organised in close cooperation with the Institute for Advanced Studies Kőszeg (iASK) which allows for a vibrant, intellectually stimulating, interdisciplinary and international vibe for students Professors are world-renowned researchers and professionals You gain English proficiency No more boring, irrelevant core material: we provide training that is practice-oriented, and yields useful knowledge extra credits for attending Summer University scholarship opportunities internship Students who graduate from the International Studies master program will make the diplomats, politicians and social scientists of the future. Based... [-]

MPhil in Development Finance

University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB)
Campus 2 years March 2018 South Africa Cape Town Bellville

The MPhil in Development Finance (MDevF) covers all aspects of development finance, including a thorough understanding of the theories underpinning development finance practices. It also focuses on enterprise-level development finance and sustainable growth. This makes the MDevF a cri​tical-skills degree for Africa. It is aimed at people who are involved with finance and financial management issues in developing countries. [+]

Masters in Political Economy. The MPhil in Development Finance (MDevF) covers all aspects of development finance, including a thorough understanding of the theories underpinning development finance practices. It also focuses on enterprise-level development finance and sustainable growth. This makes the MDevF a cri​tical-skills degree for Africa. It is aimed at people who are involved with finance and financial management issues in developing countries. Learning philosophy Implementing African-driven solutions is the new approach to the economic development of the African continent. With this qualification participants will be able to: Use specialised knowledge to develop Africa where it matters Contribute towards sustainable development Implement Africa-driven solutions Shape finance policies and programmes Conduct in-depth research Understand the key role of DFIs and financial institutions Study while you work The MDevF is a 2-year modular programme, which means that you have to attend 3 blocks of 2 weeks each on the USB campus in Bellville, Cape Town. Off-campus you have to complete a research assignment. This enables students from all over South Africa and other countries to attend – even when working full-time. Structure and content Overview Attend 3 blocks spread over 2 years: The MDevF is presented as a modular programme over two years. Students attend three class contact sessions of a fortnight each over a period of two years, and complete a research assignment. Core subjects, electives and research assignment: Students need to do the six core modules, as well as two electives chosen from a list of options. These electives provide... [-]

Master in Economics - International Economics: Case of Russia

Moscow State University of Economics, Statistics and Informatics MESI
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Moscow

The Master's program in Economics will cover key areas of International Economics with specific features of the Russian Federation practice. The aim of this program is to prepare students abroad to establish business cooperation with Russian [+]

Master in Economics - International Economics: Case of Russia

Taught in English

The Master's program in Economics will cover key areas of International Economics with specific features of the Russian Federation practice. The aim of this program is to prepare students abroad to establish business cooperation with Russian companies. The program has been designed according to a progressive approach, starting from the basics courses and building up in terms of complexity and sophistication to reach the most advanced courses in the last third part of the program.

Main features:

Length – 2 years; format - full-time; EC - 120; starting date – 1st of October 2011; language - English. ... [-]

Master's in International Politics & Economic Relations (IPER)

University of Macerata
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Macerata

Located in Macerata, where the University was established in 1290 - the ninth oldest in the world -,our Master's Degree in International Politics and Economic Relations (IPER), run by the Department of Political Science, Communication, and International Relations, offers the benefit of small classes, of a young, dynamic and well-trained faculty, and of a fresh and interactive environment. [+]

Masters in Political Economy. Located in Macerata, where the University was established in 1290 - the ninth oldest in the world -,our Master's Degree in International Politics and Economic Relations (IPER), run by the Department of Political Science, Communication, and International Relations, offers the benefit of small classes, of a young, dynamic and well-trained faculty, and of a fresh and interactive environment. Courses are taught with a special attention to the current development and phenomena in each field, and students are always encouraged to nurture their own critical approach and supported to express their skills and follow their inclination. We are small by design, because we believe in a mutual involvement and cooperation between faculty and students, and among students. IPER’S DOUBLE DEGREE PROGRAM DOUBLES THE OPPORTUNITIES IPER's students come from all over the world, from Zambia to China, from Sweden to India, from Turkey to Russia, from Pakistan to Ukraine, from Brazil to Ghana: when engaged in confrontations during and after classes, they bring with them the specialty of theirdifferent heritage, upbringing and education - an invaluable asset to learn more and better. IPER offers a twofold degree, with a first year dealing with legal, historical, political and sociological in-depth analysis, and a secondyear focussed on economics, marketing, trade law, and project management. Thus, IPER puts together the institutional perspective of a school of government and the empirical, in-the-field approach of business studies - many interdisciplinary, highly interwoven opportunities for the ideal cultural equipment to those interested as a... [-]