The MA Program in International Political Economy
The MA in International Political Economy offers a specialization in the rich interactions between economic systems and political institutions. It is based on the belief that an examination of these interactions provides students with a better understanding of pressing social challenges and public policy choices.
The Master’s Program is designed for an international student body by a faculty strongly committed to interdisciplinary studies. The program shares its interest in the globalization process with two companion programs, Comparative Politics & Society and International Communication, from which students can choose optional courses. While the focus of the program is on current political economy issues, it also provides students with insight into the historical dimensions of the globalization process.
Financial assistance may be made available to master’s Students and doctoral candidates. Financial assistance from University resources is not provided to Students enrolled in professional master’s Programs. The graduate financial assistance Program at Jacobs University Bremen takes into account the University’s desire to attract excellent Students into the Graduate Degree Programs, the need to provide living support for Graduate Students during their time at Jacobs University Bremen, the need to provide Graduate Students an opportunity to participate in teaching and research, and the obligation to optimize the use of institutional funds in furthering the academic Program of the University. Graduate financial assistance comprises stipends, tuition waivers, teaching assistantships and research associate positions.
Students may apply for financial assistance at the same time as they apply for admission to a Graduate Degree Program. Students complete the application for graduate financial assistance, which is an integral part of the graduate application form. For details please refer to the Graduate Admission Website.
Decisions concerning admission and financial assistance are made separately. Stipends and financial assistance for Graduate Students at Jacobs University Bremen are coordinated by the Dean of the School or Center to which applicants will be admitted in consultation with the Faculty of the respective School or Center. Students will be informed about financial support in a separate letter, which arrives with the admission letter.