Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy
Structure & Content
The Master Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy is a full-time program which takes 4 semesters. Over the course of studies students acquire theory-based knowledge, methodological skills as well as the ability to apply these in an interdisciplinary context.
(Optional) Bridging CoursesEach one-week course allows students to review basic material before beginning ther MSc studies.
1st Semester – FoundationYou study global challenges and socioeconomic theories in detail and learn basic methodology.
2nd Semester – In-depth KnowledgeYou deepen your knowledge of global challenges and socioeconomic theories and of basic methodology and become familiar with your two chosen concentration areas.
3rd Semester – Specialized ExpertiseYou advance quickly to specialized expertise and real-world applications. The main courses will be in the concentration areas and you will explore interdependencies between the subjects.
4th Semester – SynthesisYou develop and hone your research skills through a research seminar and writing your thesis.
A master thesis is a scholarly paper where you demonstrate that you are capable to independently deal with a topic in an academic correct manner and synthesize the acquired knowledge and skills during your studies.