Philosophy, Politics and Economics
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These complex challenges face our world today. They cannot be solved or analysed from one discipline alone. We need an interdisciplinary approach that cuts across boundaries. This is what our selective 1-year Master's programme in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) offers. 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 review the political and economic complexities of organizational structures. You will see what is at stake in theories of democracy, political power, collective decision‐making, social deliberation and economic growth. And you will learn how to apply theories and methods to concrete problems both locally and globally.
Waarom aan de Rijksuniversiteit?
We believe that all interdisciplinary study of PPE requires good training and a distinct understanding of the three pillars on which PPE rests. With our wide range of electives we will assure that you will be able to expand and deepen your knowledge of one or more of the disciplinary fields. The combination of all these aspects will give you a successful, interdisciplinary education, focused on real-world problems
Our instructors come from excellently ranked departments. Highly motivated and invested researchers and professors will teach and monitor your studies to provide you with the tools and means to succeed.
Non-EU/EEA students can apply for a tuition waiver of 50%.
In the Theories of PPE module, we focus on the key concepts and theories, including rationality, utility, efficiency, equality and fairness. You will learn how to apply these concepts and theories to issues such as productivity, compensation, property rights, social security, markets, intergenerational justice, environmental policy, industrial policy, collective action, and voting.
In the PPE Seminars you will apply the methods and theories of PPE to concrete policy issues.
For the electives you can choose courses from a list of electives especially designed for the PPE programme, and disciplinary electives from master courses offered by the participating faculties. Moreover, there is the possibility to substitute some coursework with an internship.
Finally, you will write a master thesis on a topic of your own choice.
Theories of PPE
Methods of PPE
History of PPE
PPE Seminar 1
PPE Seminar 2
Master Thesis afstuderen
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Toelating en studiekosten
|1 september 2017||aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2017|
wettelijk tarief : € 2006
instellingstarief : € 2006
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 11400
|1 september 2018||aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2018|
collegegeld nog niet bekend
The Board of Admissions will interview each applicant, addressing issues such as motivation, ambitions, working attitude, capacities and skills. Once admitted, applicants will be given, if necessary, a reading list on issues they have not encountered in their Bachelor's. At the beginning of the programme the student will do a test; if further background study is required this will be discussed in meetings with the mentor in the first semester.
Proof of English proficiency: you will need to prove your proficiency in English by means of one of the following tests:
IELTS, minimum overall score 7.0 with no band less than 6.5
TOEFL 100 (section scores Reading 22, Listening 22, Speaking 26, Writing 24)
This requirement does not apply if you have completed your bachelor education in English.
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.
Please submit two reference letters. These should be from academic staff and should be on letterhead and signed by your referee. Referees should send their letters directly to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The applicant's dossier includes a CV, a letter of motivation and a writing example.
estimated monthly costs
|€||303||kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde|
|€||158||collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar|
|€||80||studieboeken en -spullen|
|€||77||uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen|
|€||132||vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie|
|€||42||vervoernaast de OV-kaart|
|€||1171||totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181|
Studenten en studentenleven
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|27868||studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen|
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Op kamers in Groningen
|€ 303||gemiddelde kamerprijs|
|21 m2||gemiddelde kameroppervlak|
Na de studie
Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt
Our PPE programme provides you with the knowledge, insight, and skills that will prepare you for careers in organizations as diverse as national or international public administrations, governmental and non‐governmental organizations, private businesses and banks, think tanks and research institutions.