Masters Programs in Political Economy

Compare 10 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 Central European Comparative Studies (CECS) (Part-Time)

Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)
Campus Part time 2 years October 2018 Czech Republic Prague

The part-time study programme provides the opportunity to follow the same structured courses as full–time students, but all compulsory lectures take place during the term only in the afternoon of every Friday. Students attend the lectures and study on their own with the academic support of the tutors and professors. [+]

Central European Comparative Studies (CECS) is a two-year English-language Master's degree programme, which focuses on the areas of Germany, Austria and the Visegrad Countries (the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary) with an overlap onto neighbouring regions. It offers a thorough comparative and multidisciplinary understanding of the historical, political, economic and cultural developments of these countries. It focuses on comparative analysis in the following areas: political systems in the 20th century, political development since 1990, the economy, European integration, culture, and the history of society in the 19th and 20th centuries. It also offers students the chance to learn or improve their knowledge of some of the Slavonic languages of the area. The part-time study programme provides the opportunity to follow the same structured courses as full–time students, but all compulsory lectures take place during the term only in the afternoon of every Friday. Students attend the lectures and study on their own with the academic support of the tutors and professors. The part-time study programme takes two years and at the end students obtain the same Master-diploma as the full-time students. The legal student status is the same for part-time and full-time students. The part-time study offers students the possibility to connect their personal development with their job and/or family life.... [-]


Master in Philosophy, Politics and Economics

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

The Master programme Philosophy, Politics and Economics (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 ... [+]

The Master programme Philosophy, Politics and Economics (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 % 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. Detailed information > Detailed information on our PPE Master, admission requirements and payment modes Diego Tuzman, international PPE student, about the Master programme at Witten/Herdecke University: “After studying Economics... [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Political Economy. 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... [-]

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... [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Political Economy. 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... [-]

Master in International Economic and Political Studies (IEPS)

Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Czech Republic Prague

International Economic and Political Studies (IEPS) is a two-year English-language Master's degree programme, which seeks to investigate contemporary political, economic and social issues from a multidisciplinary perspective. [+]

International Economic and Political Studies (IEPS) is a two-year English-language Master's degree programme, which seeks to investigate contemporary political, economic and social issues from a multidisciplinary perspective. Although the predominant emphasis in IEPS is on approaches from economics and political science, students will also be expected to explore their historical, legal and sociological aspects. The IEPS programme offers a unique study both in its contents and methods. It is based neither on an overview of facts about the social organisation, nor on crunching of abstract mathematical models – it offers the students the ways of thinking and understanding social, economic and political phenomena in globalised societies. Students deal with the nature of economic objectives of agents, social organisation, institutions of power, emergence of conflicts and aims at cooperation. They are expected to master the principles of modern non-conventional economic thinking and be able to apply it in political decision-making at the level of supra-national institutions, states, regional governments, corporations, firms, political parties and groups of citizens. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria In addition to the application, the following documents 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 completed; 2. Transcript of marks and academic results from previous higher education studies; 3. CV 4. Motivation letter Confirmation of studies may be substituted with a transcript of marks, provided that these are from the same academic year as... [-]

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

Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 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. [+]

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.... [-]


Masters in Political Economy – Evening Program

University of Asia and the Pacific
Campus Part time 4 years August 2018 Philippines Pasig City

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. [+]

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. The Masters in Political Economy Evening Program caters to fresh graduates and young professionals. The program has the following specializations: - International Relations - Development - Public Policy and Governance Classes are conducted on weekday evenings (6-9 pm) and on Saturdays. Thesis and non-thesis options are available. Like all UA&P students, students in the Masters in Political Economy Evening Program are provided with personal and professional mentoring. The program is accredited under the K to 12 transition program of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), meaning that faculty and non-teaching staff of universities and colleges can pursue the program under CHED scholarship. Curriculum CORE (15 units) Theories of Political Economy Comparative Political Economy Quantitative Research Methods Qualitative Research Methods Seminar in Political Economy SPECIALIZATION (12 units) International Relations Theories of International Relations International Economics International Political Economy International Organizations Development Theories of Development Managing Governance Economic History Culture and Development Public Policy and Governance Managing Governance Public Policy Analysis Public Economics Local Governance and Development Coursework. Students are encouraged to take as many subjects for their coursework every semester as their schedule permits and as are available, provided they do not exceed the maximum load of twelve (12)... [-]

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... [-]

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. ... [-]