This interdisciplinary degree is designed to allow students to study the ethical dimensions of public policy, corporate and non-governmental action in fields as diverse as health policy, employment relations, the environment, and international relations. It aims at providing a structured introduction to appropriate methods of philosophy to ethical reasoning, policy-making, and implementation.
The Master of Arts in Political, Legal, and Economic Philosophy from University of Bern is meant to be of interest to students from a variety of backgrounds, including Philosophy, Social Sciences, Law and Economics. The students will pursue their own research project and will be supervised individually during the whole time of their PLEP studies.
The interdisciplinary degree in Political, Legal, and Economical Philosophy (PLEP) is designed to allow students to study the ethical dimensions of public policy, corporate and non-governmental action in fields as diverse as health policy, employment relations, the environment, and international relations.
By providing a structured introduction to appropriate methods of the disciplines of Philosophy, Politics, Law, and Economics and, more particularly, to ethical reasoning, policy-making, and implementation students have the knowledge and skills to pursue a whole range of future careers and professional activities.
- Methods of Practical Philosophy
- Master's Thesis
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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You can only apply after the regular closing date for applications if you do not require a visa for entering and residing in Switzerland. If you are applying late and require a visa for Switzerland, we will transfer your application to a later semester.
DisciplinesEconomics Philosophy & Ethics Political Science View 15 other Masters in Political Science in Switzerland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Bachelor's degree from a recognized university with:
- 90 ECTS credits in the branch of studies Philosophy or
- 90 ECTS credits in the branch of studies Political Sciences or
- a total of 90 ECTS credits in the branches of studies Business Administration / Management and Economics or
- 90 ECTS credits in the branch of studies Law or
- 180 ECTS in total in the branches of Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics
International1740 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 870 EUR per semester during 24 months.
National1380 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 690 EUR per semester during 24 months.
- Regular tuition fee: CHF 750 per semester
- Non-Swiss students: CHF 200 per semester, in addition to the regular tuition fee, if they did not have their civil law residence in Switzerland or the Principality of Liechtenstein at the time of obtaining their university entrance qualification to a bachelor's degree.
Living costs for Bern
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.