15 Masters Programs in 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 undergradu… Read more

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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Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz - Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Graz, Austria

The master’s programme Political and Empirical Economics provides in-depth knowledge and problem-related specialisation of knowledge and skills acquired in a subject-related b ... +

The master’s programme Political and Empirical Economics provides in-depth knowledge and problem-related specialisation of knowledge and skills acquired in a subject-related bachelor’s programme. Students are made familiar with state-of-the-art research, theoretical basics and empirical methodology, which they combine and learn to apply to specific problems. Building on an analytical and methodical basic module, they can either choose Political Economics (PEC) or Empirical Economics (EED) as speciality -
MSc
Full-time
4 semesters
German, English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
Franklin University Switzerland
Sorengo, Switzerland

Develop a critical understanding of issues arising from the attempts to “rethink” economics in the aftermath of the global crisis, and frame new problems in a changing world. ... +

Develop a critical understanding of issues arising from the attempts to “rethink” economics in the aftermath of the global crisis, and frame new problems in a changing world. -
MA
Full-time
12 months
English
15 Jan 2020
Campus
 
USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Lugano, Switzerland

The Master in Economics and International Policies (MEPIN) is offered by the Faculty of Economics of the USI Università della Svizzera italiana, based in Lugano, in collaborat ... +

The Master in Economics and International Policies (MEPIN) is offered by the Faculty of Economics of the USI Università della Svizzera italiana, based in Lugano, in collaboration with the “Alta scuola di economica e relazioni internazionali” (ASERI) of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, based in Milan. -
Master
Full-time
4 semesters
Italian
Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Brussels, Belgium +1 More

The Brussels-Washington joint degree in Political Economy is an innovative one-year program combining the strengths of two internationally-renowned institutions. Upon successf ... +

The Brussels-Washington joint degree in Political Economy is an innovative one-year program combining the strengths of two internationally-renowned institutions. Upon successful completion of the program, two degrees are awarded, one by Solvay Brussels School and one by Georgetown University. -
Master
Full-time
12 months
English
May 2020
Campus
 
The New School

The MA in Global Political Economy and Finance is a 30-credit program that provides students with a sophisticated understanding of the world economy in historical context, the ... +

The MA in Global Political Economy and Finance is a 30-credit program that provides students with a sophisticated understanding of the world economy in historical context, the political economic analysis of the dynamics of contemporary world capitalist society, and state-of-the-art tools of political economic and financial analysis. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Georgetown University - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Washington, USA

Upon successfully completing the Program, each student will receive a certificate from Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management and a diploma from Georgetown, which ... +

Upon successfully completing the Program, each student will receive a certificate from Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management and a diploma from Georgetown, which will be presented side by side. Both documents will reference the Georgetown Master of Arts and the ULB Certificate of Advanced Master and will include the name of the other institution. -
MA
Full-time
English
Aug 2020
15 Jan 2020
Campus
 
Leeds Beckett University
Leeds, United Kingdom

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the impact of globalization and of the challenges the process of deeper economic integration presents.

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the impact of globalization and of the challenges the process of deeper economic integration presents. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Aug 2020
Campus
 
University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

Since the 1970s, IPE has developed as an independent sub-discipline in International Relations (IR). It focuses on the interaction between states, markets and societies. Its p ... +

Since the 1970s, IPE has developed as an independent sub-discipline in International Relations (IR). It focuses on the interaction between states, markets and societies. Its primary aim is to -
MA
Full-time
12 months
English
01 Feb 2020
Campus
 
Leuphana University of Luneburg
Lüneburg, Germany

The Mas­ters de­gree in Public Economics, Law and Politics ap­p­lies a theo­re­ti­cal and me­tho­do­lo­gi­cal, as well as pro­blem-ori­en­ted and in­te­gra­ted, po­li­ti­cal a ... +

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. -
Master
Full-time
4 semesters
English, German
01 Oct 2020
01 Jun 2020
Campus
 
Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)
Prague, Czech Republic +1 More

International Economic and Political Studies is a two-year English-language Master's degree programme fully accredited by the Czech Ministry of Education, which seeks to inves ... +

International Economic and Political Studies is a two-year English-language Master's degree programme fully accredited by the Czech Ministry of Education, which seeks to investigate -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

This unique MSc is designed for students whose first degree was only partially in economics or who have already studied a lot of economics and want to do an MSc that enables t ... +

This unique MSc is designed for students whose first degree was only partially in economics or who have already studied a lot of economics and want to do an MSc that enables them to do a wider range of options. Instead of the usual compulsory courses in micro, macro and econometrics (they are still available as options), this MSc has compulsory courses in institutional economics, development economics, research methods and statistical techniques. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
28 Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
National Central University
Hsinchu, Taiwan

The Master Program in Hakka Political Economy, Department of Hakka Language and Social Sciences was established in the College of Hakka Studies, on August 1, 2004.

The Master Program in Hakka Political Economy, Department of Hakka Language and Social Sciences was established in the College of Hakka Studies, on August 1, 2004. -
Master
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Durham University Business School
Durham, United Kingdom

You may have the opportunity to write your dissertation at one of our international partner universities. For students doing this at one of our European partners, there may be ... +

You may have the opportunity to write your dissertation at one of our international partner universities. For students doing this at one of our European partners, there may be limited funding available. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, Claremont Graduate University
Claremont, USA

Graduates will be trained in the analytical tools most frequently in demand for analyzing trends and issues in the international political economy

Graduates will be trained in the analytical tools most frequently in demand for analyzing trends and issues in the international political economy -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
Sep 2020
Campus
 
University of Asia and the Pacific
Pasig, Philippines

Inspired by Oxford University’s Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) course, UA&P’s Political Economy program seeks to equip students with skills that will enable them ... +

Inspired by Oxford University’s Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) course, UA&P’s Political Economy program seeks to equip students with skills that will enable them to examine society through different lenses–political science, philosophy, economics, history, sociology–and to consider social issues not merely from a local but also from a regional and global perspective. -
Master
Part-time
4 years
English
Campus