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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.

Major topics

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.