Ethics – Economics, Law and Politics

... looks into questions such as ...

  • Is justice a suitable normative category for the evaluation of economic and social developments on the global level?
  • Which market players are moral players and which moral norms apply to them?
  • In what way can administrations be responsibly structured?
  • Which conceptions of dignity, solidarity and sustainable medical care compete with each other in the field of health-care policy?
  • Does economy need moral reflection to work in the long term?

Degree programmes


Ethics – Economics, Law and Politics, Master 1 subject


Degree: Master of Arts
Start: Winter semester
Duration: 4 semesters
Classroom language: English

Detailed information for international applicants

What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

it integrates both the normative competence of practical philosophy and social ethics and the descriptive knowledge of political science, law and economic science in a future-oriented manner and provides the foundation for interdisciplinary research and application-oriented studies.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • poverty and global justice
  • ethics of the financial markets and responsibility of banks
  • ethic aspects of governance and administration
  • Climate and Energy Ethics

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,


  • an interdisciplinary frame of mind
  • good English-language skills


  • ethical issues and the empiric principles thereof
This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Law
  • Economics
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in an academic position at universities and in foundations
  • as political and economic consultant

And else?

An internship ...

is optional.

Studying abroad ...

can be done voluntarily.

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Marcus Reinecke, M. A.
Building, Room: GD 1/159
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-28750
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Ethics - Economics, Law and Politics
Building, Room: GA 3/36
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-24720
Website Fachschaft


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