Political Economy

Understanding the forces that shape the world.

Today’s increasingly complex national and global environment calls for a more integrative mindset. Contemporary social, political and economic challenges can rarely be approached from a single perspective.

UA&P’s political economy programs, offered by the School of Law and Governance, seek to equip students with the knowledge and the analytical skills needed for understanding social realities, particularly the complex political and economic factors that lie at their origins.  Students are trained to employ tools or methodologies from political science, economics, history, sociology, public administration and philosophy. This interdisciplinary training helps them develop a holistic approach – key to well-grounded decision-making and effective leadership that they will find indispensable in their future careers.

There are currently four (4) available programs:

4-year Bachelor of Arts in Political Economy (ABPE)

This is the regular political economy offering for high school graduates.   The program includes internship prior to graduation.  To view the full curriculum, click here.

5-year Combined AB Humanities and Master of Arts in Political Economy with specialization in International Relations and Development (MAPE-IRD)

As a “fast-track” program for high school graduates leading to two degrees, AB Humanities and MAPE-IRD–all in 5 years–this program includes both thesis writing and defense, and internship.  For the full curriculum, please click here.

6-year Integrated Senior High School-AB Humanities-MAPE-IRD

Available to those who have finished Grade 10, this program combines and compresses three courses from 8 years to to 6 years: Senior High School, AB Humanities, and MAPE-IRD.  A seamless integration precisely ensures that none of the rigors of any of the three curricula is diminished.  The integrated curriculum  will be posted in this website soon.

2-year Stand Alone Masters in Political Economy with specialization in International Relations, Development, or Public Policy and Governance (Evening Program)

This newest offering of the School of Law and Governance caters to college graduates who already have some familiarity with government, civil society, social entrepreneurship or similar work environment, and wish to advance in their career. Aside from coursework, students must hurdle a comprehensive examination and write and defend a thesis. A non-thesis option is also available. Click here for more details. Download application form.

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