Faculty of Management and Economics

PPE - Philosophy, Politics and Economics (M.A.)

  • Real-World PPE: Focus on the real problems of an interconnected world
  • Learning in small groups, excellent student-to-teacher ratio
  • Very active and international students community
  • Opportunity to engage in independent research
  • Great career opportunities in NGOs, international organizations, politics, business
  • No numerus clausus (NC) / grade point average (GPA) - we select our students on the basis of their potential, personality and motivation
Start of studies  
  • winter semester: October 1
Application deadline Rolling Application Process
Nominal duration of the programme 120 CP (four semesters)
Form of study full-time study
Course language English
Video "PPE - Philosophy, Politics and Economics"
Video "PPE - Philosophy, Politics and Economics"

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The Master in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at Witten/Herdecke University is fully taught in English and focuses on the social, political, and economic challenges of an increasingly interconnected world, such as:

  • massive intercontinental migration
  • economic inequalities
  • political radicalisation
  • ethnic wars
  • political conflicts

Aim for leading positions in politics and economics

In our understanding, only people with an interdisciplinary background and a broad vision will be able to develop creative and sustainable solutions for the future world society. Therefore, future political and economic leaders need to be able to competently reflect upon ethical and philosophical issues. The PPE Master in Witten is tailor-made for this kind of future executives. It qualifies for a large number of jobs and careers in leading positions at the interface of politics, economics and (civil) society.


Studying in Witten is not a question of money! By means of the Income Share Agreement (ISA) we enable students to finance their studies regardless of their financial background. For this, the RGC decouples the time of paying tuition fees from the time of studying: Students do not have to finance their studies until they start earning money.

The SG offers three ways to pay for your studies at UW/H:

  • Income-related repayment
  • Fixed direct payment
  • Later and direct payment by halves

All students are granted:

  • Free access to higher education
  • Free organization of studies
  • Free choice of professional career

The non-profit organization "StudierendenGesellschaft" handles the entire financing of your studies at UW/H – independent of the way of payment you choose.

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