International Political Economy (Master of Science) (Double Degree)
Program: International Political Economy
Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.) (Double Degree)
Program length: 2 years / 4 semesters (120 ECTS points)
The two-year, English-language, cooperative "International Political Economy" program is interdisciplinary and internationally aligned. The content focuses both on economic and political science theories and methods for the study of international economic and political processes.
The program is designed as a "double degree" program with the University of Texas at Dallas and studied completely in English, whereby students each spend one year in Marburg and one year in Dallas. Marburg particularly provides training in economics, while Dallas is primarily responsible for training in political science. Applicants can be bachelor's degree holders in Political Science (Dallas) and Economics (in Marburg) or related programs.
On the one hand, central thematic areas of a master's program in the field of Economics (Micro and Macroeconomics, Econometrics, specialized courses) are covered.
On the other hand, central thematic areas of a master's program in the field of Political Science (International Relationships, Comparative Political Science, Qualitative and Quantitative Sociological Research Methods, specialized courses) are covered.
Possible professional profiles for successful graduates of the "International Political Economy" master program can be found with private international organizations (e.g. multinational companies or NGOs), international governmental organizations (e.g. World Bank or international monetary funds) and research institutes, in public administration, ministries and associations with international relevance.
The program thus systematically prepares its participants for professional practice as broadly trained specialists in the overlapping fields of international politics and international economics.
Furthermore, the MS prepares successful graduates for a further scholarly career, particularly for a doctorate in the field of international political economy.
Required university degree
A general admission prerequisite for the master's program is certification of a degree from a discipline-relevant bachelor's program in the field of Economics or Political Science or certification of a comparable domestic or foreign qualifying university degree.
Fundamental economic knowledge must have been acquired in the professionally qualifying bachelor's degree program or in comparable university degree programs with a study focus on Economics; that is, at least 72 credit points (ECTS) in Economics subjects and the associated ancillary sciences (e.g. Mathematics for Economists, Statistics). At least 54 credit points must have been earned in Economics subjects.
The bachelor's degree or a comparable university degree with a study focus in Political Science or a related subject area must have been evaluated with a grade average of at least B (corresponding to the grade of 2.0 "Good") or better. More detailed information can be found at:
The special admission prerequisites for the Political Science area can be found on the UT Dallas pages:
The program is open to graduates in both Economics and Political Sciences, but only Economics students can enroll in Marburg and begin the program there. Political Sciences students are subject to the entry requirements of the University of Dallas and must pay their tuition fees there.
Sufficient skills in the English language, at least at Level C1 according to the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages" must be certified.
Admission procedure and additional program-specific documents to be submitted
Eligibility assessment process
Please note that due to the current health situation related to the corona virus, all personal consultation hours are unfortunately cancelled until further notice.
Technical questions about your application
Content-related questions about the program
Cecilia Garcia Chavez
Phone: 049 (0) 64 21/28-25 64 5
See also our Website "Student Advisory Service"
Formal questions about your application
In case of formal questions about the application, please contact Master's Coordination with your application number (if available) at firstname.lastname@example.org.