Political, Legal, and Economic Philosophy (PLEP)

The Master's Program in Political, Legal, and Economic Philosophy (PLEP) brings together students with backgrounds in Political Science, Law, Economics, and Philosophy to fundamentally explore topics in all of these areas from a philosophical perspective.

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Welcome New PLEP Students!

PLEP Factsheet: Official Information for Applications & Registration

For more information about applying to the PLEP, changing your registration status, important deadlines, and more, visit the PLEP Factsheet.

Special Courses and Events

The PLEP organizes a number of specialized events. Our PLEP Talk series invites an esteemed professor from abroad each semester for a lecture. Our PLEP Podium series brings philosophy to the public, inviting both academic and political speakers to discuss current issues. We also organize summer schools together with the University of Bochum in Germany and University of Graz in Austria, as well as compact courses, which are conducted in Bern every fall by renowned professors from abroad.

Career Prospects

PLEP students are well suited careers in government, non-profits, journalism, and more. Many students also chose to continue on to a PhD program. The PLEP program prepares students to be independent thinkers as well as highly skilled writers who are attentive to details in arguments and structured political debate.