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Philosophy, Politics, and Economics M.A.

Degree awarded
Master of Arts

Faculty of Management and Economics, Witten/Herdecke University, Alfred-Herrhausen-Straße 50, 58448 Witten, Germany


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Type of course

Language of tuition

Length of course
4 semesters

Date of commencement
October 1st

Application deadline
Rolling Application process

Class size
25 students (average)

Cost / fees
22,440 Euro (for the whole course)

Student grants / Financial assistance
• Study first - pay later: payment (depending on income) after graduation
• Direct payment of fixed monthly rates (fixed sum)
• Direct payment 50 %, income-related repayment after graduation 50 %

Not available.

Major recruiters of graduates of our programmes
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.

Student profile
1. Ratio of National / Overseas students: national students: 38; overseas students: 21
2. Ratio of Men / Women: men: 37, women: 22
3. Age range: 27

Programme Director
Univ. Prof. Dr. Jens Harbecke
Prof. Dr. Joachim Zweynert

Contact details for application
Prof. Dr. Joachim Zweynert
Alfred-Herrhausen-Straße 50
58448 Witten
+49(0)2302 / 926-598

Witten/Herdecke University

Master Programme in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (M.A.)

Unlike other Master programmes in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, the focus in Witten is on the sound academic analysis of real-life problems in an increasingly interconnected world. The challenges facing modern society transcend academic disciplines as well as national boundaries. The problem scenarios we observe today are undisciplined in this sense, and therefore require consistently interdisciplinary approaches.

The highly complex society of the 21st century requires people with a diverse background in economics, politics and philosophy to offer sustainable solutions for the future. The PPE Master’s degree in Witten is a tailor-made programme for those seeking to hold leading positions at the interface of politics, economics and (civil) society.

The programme Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Witten/Herdecke University offers a cutting-edge education at the intersection of the social sciences and philosophy. It addresses the challenges of the 21st century in a globalized world. 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.

Double Degree Programme with the University of Buckingham

Gathering international experience and delving deeper into your specialisation – PPE students may study at the University of Buckingham (United Kingdom) for a year, where they can either graduate with:

- an MA in Security, Intelligence and Diplomacy,
- an MSc in Money, Banking and Central Banking, or
- an MA in United Nations and Diplomatic Studies.

Admission requirements
  • B. A./B. Sc. with at least 180 ETCS or 60 ECTS
  • Particular interest in interdisciplinary studies
  • English language skills (e. g. TOEFL 83)
If you are unsure about meeting the admission requirements, please contact us.

About Witten/Herdecke University

Witten/Herdecke University (UW/H) was founded and state recognized in 1983 and ever since has been a pioneer among Germany’s higher education institutions. Over a period of 30 years, we introduced significant innovations in research and teaching.

As a model university we stand for dynamic reforms of the traditional alma mater and the pursuit of a humanistic educational concept adapted to the challenges of our modern knowledge society.

In adherence to Humboldt’s educational ideals we perceive ourselves as an entrepreneurial university and strive to integrate research and student education, provision of scientific services, practical application and social responsibility.

Theory-based and practice-oriented teaching at UW/H is always associated with the acquisition of subject-related, methodical, social and cultural competences, value orientation and personal growth.