Dr. Emanuel Mihail SOCACIU:


The new Philosophy, Politics and Economics Masters program at the University of Bucharest joins a small and elite group of programs that are offering post-graduate degrees in PPE, and it is one of the very few in Eastern Europe.  The excellent faculty, and the overall quality of the University of Bucharest, ensures their PPE Program will prove an excellent place to pursue an MA. And anyone who looks at the curriculum will see that it provides extraordinary training at the intersection of three disciplines that are crucial to understanding our world.
Geoffrey Sayre McCord,
Professor, University of North Carolina
President of the PPE Society
Director of the PPE program, UNC

The Faculty of Philosophy, in a partnership with the Faculty of Business and Administration, are pleased to announce the launch of their new jointly organized MA program in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, starting October 2017. It is the first PPE program in Romania, and one of the very few in Eastern Europe. Internationally, PPE programs are highly successful at the most prestigious universities, due mainly to the unique combination of skills, perspectives and analytical tools they provide. The first PPE curricula was established at Oxford in the 1920s, and the model was soon followed worldwide. Today universities such as Oxford, London School of Economics, Warwick, Princeton, Yale or Duke offer PPE degrees at various levels. After 1990, PPE programs have gained hold also in “continental” Europe, and are offered, among others, by Leiden, Lund, Amsterdam, Bern, Zurich, Graz, Hamburg, Milan, Prague and now Bucharest. There is an ever increasing demand on the labor market for employees with an excellent intellectual mobility, able to deploy competently multi criteria tools for analysis and who are apt to grasp the various challenges of a decision-making situation (ethical, economical, social etc). Our PPE syllabus aims to meet this demand, educating future professionals who can fulfill easily different organizational roles in business, government, politics or research). The huge numbers of PPE alumni with spectacular careers (to give but one example, in 2015 in Great Britain both the prime minister and the opposition leader were former PPE students) are the best evidence for the array of opportunities that PPE programs consistently deliver. By its nature, an MA program in Philosophy, Politics and Economics is highly inter-disciplinary. The course and seminar instructors are highly reputed professors and researchers from the faculties of Philosophy and Business and Administration, as well as invited experts at the top of their profession in constitutional law, political science or economics.

PROGRAM LENGHT: 4 semesters (120 ECTS)
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: ENGLISH Proficiency in English is required for this MA
ACADEMIC CALENDAR: Courses start in October and end in June
MOBILITY: Mobility opportunities are available for students at partner universities

  • Critical Thinking in the Social Sciences (Sorin Costreie, Faculty of Philosophy)
  • Modern Political Thought (Dorina Pătrunsu, Faculty of Philosophy)
  • Elements of Economic Thinking (Paul Dragoș Aligică, George Mason University (USA) & Faculty of Administration and Business)
  • Comparative Politics (Franz-Lothar Altmann, UNESCO Chair, University of Bucharest and SOG München)
  • Ethics and Economics (Emanuel Socaciu, Faculty of Philosophy)
  • Political Economy (Călin Vâlsan, Williams School of Business, Bishop’s University, Canada and Faculty of Administration and Business)
  • Curricular Practical Training
  • Morality and Law (Laurențiu Gheorghe, Faculty of Philosophy)
  • Social and Political Philosophy (Adrian Paul Iliescu, Faculty of Philosophy)
  • Experimental Approaches in Economics (Rodica Ianole, Faculty of Administration and Business)
  • Morality, Business and New Media (Constantin Vică, Faculty of Philosophy)
  • Constitutional Democracy (Ionuț-Bogdan Dima, Faculty of Law)
  • Evidence-based policies (Alexandru Volacu, Faculty of Administration and Business)
  • Research for dissertation

Admission takes place in July and September. The call for applications is open to Romanian nationals – BA (or equivalent) graduates -, as well as nationals of EU, EEA member states, Swiss Confederation nationals and non EU-citizens. Applicants with previous studies abroad will include a certificate acknowledging their studies abroad/degrees obtained abroad, issued by the specialized department of the Ministry of Education.


There is no tuition fee for the state subsidized places. These places are available for EU, EEA and Swiss Confederation nationals For paying students: – 4500 RON / year for Romanian students and for students coming from EU, EEA member states and from the Swiss Confederation – 2500 € / year for non EU nationals


Application package, statement of purpose and interview: