Philosophy, Politics and Economics
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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 analyse 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.
Waarom aan de Rijksuniversiteit?
We combine a thorough interdisciplinary PPE foundation with ample opportunities for specialization. Our core courses and policy seminars provide the foundation, and our wide range of electives allow you to delve deeper into one or more of the disciplinary fields.
Our instructors are of top international quality. The Faculty of Philosophy, for example, is ranked as the best place to study philosophy in the Netherlands. Our small class sizes allow us to provide a close personalised approach, and a personal mentor will guide you through your studies.
In the History of PPE module, we critically reflect on the main historical traditions relevant to PPE, focusing on Hobbes, Locke, Hume, Smith, Rousseau and modern developments such as the rise of capitalism, Marxism, and utopian socialism.
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 from electives in other programmes offered by the participating faculties. Moreover, it is possible to substitute some coursework with an internship.
To conclude your degree, you will write a Master's 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 2018||aanmelding deadline : 1 april 2018|
wettelijk tarief : € 2060
instellingstarief : € 2060
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 11500
|1 september 2019||aanmelding deadline : 1 april 2019|
wettelijk tarief : € 2083
instellingstarief : € 11700
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 12500
Students applying on the basis of a Dutch bachelor diploma, please submit your application (including all required documents) to: firstname.lastname@example.org, visit http://www.rug.nl/education/nederlandse-studenten/inschrijven/master and follow the application instructions.
After reviewing all applications, the Board of Admissions will admit some students directly and reject some students directly. Other students will be invited for an interview. In an interview, the Board of Admissions will address issues such as motivation, ambition, skills and general fit with the PPE programme. Once admitted, students will be given, where necessary, a reading list on issues they have not encountered in their Bachelor's. He or she will then follow up with their mentor on these issues once the programme starts.
Please submit an academic transcript. 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.
The admissions office will check how far international candidates' GPA corresponds to our requirement on the Dutch grading system.
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
This requirement does not apply if:
- you are a native speaker and have completed your secondary education in any one of the following countries: Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia
- you have completed your bachelor education in any one of the following countries: Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia
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 signed by your referee. Please make sure they state your student number on these letters (you receive a student number once you have registered in Studielink).
Applicants with a non-Dutch Bachelor diploma: Your referees should send their letters directly to email@example.com
Applicants with a Dutch Bachelor diploma: Your referees should send their letters directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include a CV, a letter of motivation (between one and three pages), and a writing sample (between 3000 and 10000 words) with your application.
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
|7||studenten volgen deze opleiding|
|29%||daarvan is vrouw|
|4||eerstejaars gestart in 2017|
|50%||daarvan is vrouw|
|28510||studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen|
|51%||daarvan is vrouw|
Op kamers in Groningen
|€ 303||gemiddelde kamerprijs|
|21 m2||gemiddelde kameroppervlak|
aan het woord
The small class size of the PPE programme has enabled me to receive individual attention throughout my studies.
I was attracted to the course at the University of Groningen because it combines the three studies within modules, which was not the case at other universities. The PPE approach is integrated into more modules than just our core ones. For example, I took a module called 'Justice in Migration', where we studied immigration and emigration policies through empirical evidence as well as philosophical standpoints.
The choice of modules is good, and we can take modules at other departments as well as our own...
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Na de studie
Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt
Our PPE 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.
current job market
|Utrecht||Leraar VHO filosofie full-time,part-time educational||geen aanvullende eisen|
|Universiteit Leiden||Leraar VHO in Filosofie educational||geen aanvullende eisen|
|Tilburg University||Leraar VHO Maatschappijleer en Maatschappijwetenschappen dual educational||+ aanv. eisen|
|UvA||Lerarenopleiding Filosofie part-time educational||geen aanvullende eisen|
|UvA||Lerarenopleiding Maatschappijleer part-time educational||+ aanv. eisen|