The two-year English-language cooperation course "International Political Economy" is interdisciplinary and internationally oriented. In terms of content, the focus is on both economic and political science theories and methods for studying international economic and political processes.

The course is designed as a "double degree" program with the University of Texas at Dallas and is to be studied entirely in English, with students spending one year in Marburg and one year in Dallas. Marburg is primarily responsible for training in economics, while Dallas is primarily responsible for training in political science. Bachelor graduates in political science (in Dallas) and economics (in Marburg) or related courses can apply.

On the one hand, central topics of a master’s program in economics are covered (micro and macro economics, econometrics, specialized courses).
On the other hand, central topics of a master’s program in political science are covered (international relations, comparative political science, qualitative and quantitative social science research methods, specialized courses).



Proof of completion of a relevant bachelor's degree in economics or political science or proof of a comparable domestic or foreign professional university degree.

Basic economic knowledge must be acquired in the bachelor’s degree qualifying for a profession or in comparable university degrees with a focus on economics, i.e. at least 72 credit points (ECTS) in economic subjects and the associated auxiliary sciences (e.g. mathematics for economists, statistics). At least 54 credit points must have been achieved in economics subjects.

The bachelor's degree or a comparable university degree with a political science focus or a related subject area must have an average grade of at least B (which corresponds to a grade of 2.0 “good”) or better. More information can be found at:

The special entry requirements for the field of political science can be found on the pages of the UT Dallas:

The course is open to both economics and political science graduates, but only economists can enroll in Marburg and start studying there. Political scientists are subject to the entry requirements of the University of Dallas and have to pay their tuition fees there.

Proof of course-specific knowledge and skills:

Sufficient knowledge of the English language at least at level C1 according to the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages" must be proven.

Approval mode:

Aptitude Assessment Procedure - You can find information on the aptitude assessment procedure via the link to the application below. 



Possible career profiles for graduates of the “International Political Economy” master’s course can be found in the area of ??private international organizations (e.g. multinational companies or NGOs), state international organizations (e.g. World Bank or International Monetary Fund) and research institutes, in public administration, ministries and Associations with an international connection.

The course thus systematically prepares its participants for professional practice as broadly trained specialists in the overlapping area of ??international politics and international business.
Furthermore, the M.Sc. prepares the graduates for a further academic career, in particular for a doctorate in the field of international political economy.

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