• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The Philosophy, Politics and Economics in Med (PPE) at University of Bari Aldo Moro has been created by the collaboration of faculty belonging to four departments of the University of Bari who have decided to join their competences and expertise to offer a course unique in Southern Italy.


A central aspect of such post-diploma training is provided by partner universities where students are required to spend at least one term.

It is a two-year course of studies based on a rigorous study plan that will address core areas in philosophy, economics and politics, steering especially toward problems for which these disciplines are interwoven. The course will be taught entirely in English.

The MA Programme in Philosophy, Politics and Economics is directed at students who appreciate the importance of an interdisciplinary preparation and want to combine economic analytical and quantitative training with an understanding of contemporary political and social challenges that goes to the deeper philosophical questions. The interdisciplinary and international preparation provided by Bari PPE will lead holders of diploma to pursue both research-based careers and executive roles in academia, public service and business.

In designing this Philosophy, Politics and Economics in Med (PPE) at University of Bari Aldo Moro, we had in mind bachelor graduates in economic, political and philosophical disciplines who are interested in broadening their understanding of the major problems of our complex contemporary society and want to pursue, for example, the sharpening of their methodological abilities in economics and/or a better normative reflection on philosophical issues. Such preparation and abilities will  focus in particular on the Med region and its issues.

We see the intersection of politics, philosophy and economics as key to the understanding of the complex problems of our contemporary globalized society, which can no longer be tackled from the perspective of a unilateral education. Following the lead of the Oxford PPE started in the 1920s, we believe that only the combined use of quantitative and qualitative analysis deriving from economic and philosophical methodologies will allow students to grasp the multiple facets of questions concerning the allocation and distribution of resources and means of production in an ever-increasingly globalized world.

For example, just to name a few of the more outstanding questions:  What is the place of freedom in the face of threats to our security? What is the meaning of equality with regard to the large gap between developed and underdeveloped countries? Can our economies still afford globalisation or should we restrain it for reasons of social solidarity? How should we regulate migration flows? Do migrants endanger the culture and values we have been developing since the Enlightenment? Should we as EU citizens be concerned with the so-called ‘democratic deficit’ of the EU? Who bears responsibility for climate change? What are the new challenges for societies in the Med area?

The Bari PPE programme, similar to its partners’ programmes, is an advanced course aimed at preparing graduates for roles as advanced public policy analysts, public servants and engaged business professionals. Through its interdisciplinary model, our MA programme offers not only the necessary tools for serious students who want to look beyond disciplinary boundaries, but also an advanced training in the concepts and methods of social and economic justice, ethics, and the theory of argumentation for those who both grasp the importance of normative concepts and want to defend their positions in the context of public debate.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ethics - Political Philosophy
  • Philosophy, Religion and Society
  • Logic and Theory of Argumentation
  • Islam and Liberal Democracy: New Challenges and Possibilities
  • The Philosophical Roots of European Identity
  • The Middle East in Global Politics: Power, Identity and Human Rights
  • International Law and Political relations in the Euro-Mediterranean Context

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • Some basic knowledge of economics is required. 
  • For students lacking any background study of economics basic propaedeutic courses in macroeconomics and microeconomics will be provided. Attendance will be mandatory.
  • Competence in English: it will be required at least a B2 level. Certification or, in alternative, an admission test is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1248 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1248 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Bari

  • 600 - 850 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Students can apply for different forms of financial support. Foreign students from many EU and extra-EU countries may apply for scholarships offered by the Italian Ministry for Foreign Affairs through its embassies and diplomatic representatives. 

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