12 months
1500 EUR/year
1500 EUR/year
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The Philosophy, Politics and Economics in Med (PPE) at University of Bari Aldo Moro has been created by the collaboration of faculty belonging to five departments of the University of Bari who have decided to join their competences and expertise to offer a course unique in Southern Italy. 

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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.  

A Broad-looking Course for Contemporary Challenges

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:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We advise you to apply as early as possible because the number of places available is limited. 






On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are not required to have any specialized background in philosophy & economics, but if they have no background in economics they are required to take three propaedeutic courses in order to learn the foundations of economics. 
  • Applicants are not required any point average in the Bachelor grade but if applications outnumber places available, they will be evaluated also on the grounds of point average.
  • A good command of written and spoken English is required, at least up to the B2 level.  
  • If you are unsure whether you qualify, do not hesitate to contact us. We are open to talented applicants who want to engage with us in the PPE field.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1500 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1500 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

The tuition fee can be paid in two instalments.

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. 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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