THE degree programme for creative minds
If you want to understand how politics and the economy work and how the two systems are interrelated, you need to have both: sound knowledge of political science and of economics. Just remember: each law made by politicians has an impact on the economy. This does not only apply to stopping lignite mining, raising carbon taxes, the regulation of banks or immigration law, but also to minimum wages, rent caps and diesel bans in city centres. At the same time, well-organised industries, such as the automotive industry, try to influence policy decision-making.
In order to understand the mutual relationship between politics and the economy well enough to be able to develop solutions, however, you will need even more: namely an understanding of the historical and cultural, legal and moral background determining how individuals act in politics and in the economy.
Our Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) Bachelor’s degree programme thus adds value to your career prospects: You will not only acquire expertise in these three disciplines, but also learn to analyse social problems from various perspectives in interdisciplinary modules. We aim at providing our students with the skills for understanding contexts, thoroughly analysing problems and conceiving solutions afterwards.
Taking advantage of multiple perspectives
PPE (B.A.) graduates are therefore well ahead of 'single-discipline' political scientists or economists. While the latter search for political or economic solutions solely within the logic of their own profession, PPE graduates are skilled in interdisciplinary thinking, analysis and thus in developing comprehensive concepts. Employers are well aware of these advantages: the Philosophy, Politics and Economics programme thus opens up attractive professional options in public administration, organisations, associations, foundations, NGOs or think tanks, but also in enterprises and the media. Moreover, the programme provides an excellent basis for a subsequent master’s degree programme – either focusing on one of the three disciplines or further pursuing the interdisciplinary approach.