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Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy

WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)

24 months
Duration
1454 EUR/year
728 EUR/year
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About

The Master Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy (SEEP) offered at WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to critically analyse the combined social, ecological and economic crises facing humanity today. 

Overview

Policy approaches and the diversity of alternatives are explored with respect to issues such as climate change, social-ecological transformation, sustainable work, inequalities, growthmania and consumerism.

Traditional disciplinary approaches to analysis and policy formulation are insufficient. Instead interdisciplinary understanding is needed to comprehend the interactions and interdependencies of biophysical, social and economic systems. 

The Master Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy (SEEP) offered at WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) trains you in how to question and critically think about traditional approaches to economics and public policy that have become encapsulated in ideas such as sustainable development and Green growth.

Staff bring diverse perspectives to enable you to gain insight into heterodox economics, social policy, ecological economics, degrowth, governance, economic geography, political ecology and political science. The SEEP programme is based in the Socio-Economics Department which prospective students should note is a separate and independent department from economics.

SEEP is aimed particularly at students who:

  • Wish to obtain interdisciplinary theoretical and academic skills, qualifying them for specialist positions in diverse areas of policy and management in government and non-governmental organisations, international agencies, research institutes and academia;
  • Wish to obtain the necessary prerequisites for higher scientific qualifications (PhD/doctoral programs)
  • Wish to proceed to teaching and/or research at universities or other institutions

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • History and Philosophy of Science: Ontology, Epistemology, Methodology
  • Growth, Well-Being and Development
  • International and European Law, Institutions and Governance
  • Actors, Behaviours and Decision Processes
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Methods 
  • Social Ecological Economics 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Relevant Bachelor's program or other equivalent degree program (worth at least 180 ECTS credits). The Bachelor’s Program in Business, Economics, and Social Sciences at Vienna University of Economics and Business is considered relevant.    

If you apply with an equivalent degree program, examinations have to be documented in the following subjects

  • Economics, worth a minimum of 16 ECTS credits OR

  • Social sciences, worth a minimum of 16 ECTS credits OR

  • Mathematics / statistics / quantitative methods, worth a minimum of 16 ECTS credits

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1454 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 727 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    728 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 364 EUR per semester during 24 months.

The standard tuition fee is € 363.36 per semester. The tuition fee for Non-EU and Non-EEA Citizens is € 726.72 per semester. 

Living costs for Vienna

861 - 1331 EUR /month
Living costs

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Funding

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