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MSc in Philosophy, Politics and Economics University of Groningen

Netherlands

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Summary

Does globalization undermine social solidarity? Does populism threaten our democracies? How do we encourage corporate social responsibility? And how can we rise to the challenge of climate change?

Our world today faces complex challenges that cannot be tackled by one discipline alone. We need an approach that cuts across boundaries. Our selective one-year Master’s programme in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) offers this interdisciplinary approach. The programme aims at ambitious students with a wide range of interests – students who want to explore the philosophical dimensions of political and economic issues and develop and apply their critical thinking tools. If you are interested to work at the interface between politics, economics and philosophy, this is your master's programme.

What will you learn? The programme will equip you with the central theoretical and methodological tools from PPE that allow you to understand and critically examine complex problems ranging from global poverty to the financial crisis. You will learn to analyze the political and economic complexities of organizational structures. You will see what is at stake in theories of democracy, collective decision‐making, rational choice, social inequality and economic growth. And you will learn how to apply theoretical insights to concrete policy problems both locally and globally.

Job prospects

With its combination of a generalist PPE foundation and its opportunities for specialisation, our Master's prepares you for a broad range of careers. The programme provides you with the knowledge, insight, and skills to work in organizations as diverse as national or international public administrations, governmental and non‐governmental organizations, private businesses and banks, journalism, think tanks and research institutions.

Job examples

  • policy advisor
  • strategy consultant
  • CSR consultant

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study MSc in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees

€13,500.00 (11,97,729) per year

From

01-Sep-21

Venue

University of Groningen

Broerstraat 5,

GRONINGEN,

Groningen,

9712 CP, Netherlands

Entry requirement for international students

The applicant has a Bachelor's degree in (1) PPE, or (2) Philosophy or Philosophy of a Specific Discipline, or (3) Economics, or (4) Political Science, or (5) another relevant field.

Grade average: We generally expect applicants to have at least a mean grade of 7.5 out of 10 on the Dutch grading system, although exceptions are sometimes granted in special circumstances. If the undergraduate programme involved a thesis, we also expect a 7.5 or higher.

Language test

To confirm sufficient language proficiency, please submit your results on one of the following language tests:

IELTS: at least 7.0 overall score with no band less than 6.5

TOEFL: at least 100 overall score, with section scores being at least 22 for Reading, 26 for Speaking, and 24 for Writing

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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