Bachelor in Politics, Law and Economics (PLE) Shape the future of societies and organizations

The Bachelor in Politics, Law and Economics

**The Bachelor in Politics, Law and Economics will be available for applications for the 2017/18 intake and onwards.

Is for individuals who are...

Analytical problem-solvers and critical thinkers who are passionate about blurring frontiers between disciplines and understanding how they interact with each other in global contexts.

Looking for...

A broader view of reality that will allow you to understand economic and political systems to play an important role in developing strategic solutions for organizations.

To become...

  • A global policy-maker
  • A macroeconomics consultant
  • A global finance consultant
  • A leader in a non-profit global organization
  • An expert in government and society development
  • A financial journalist

The Bachelor in Politics, Law and Economics is an applied and multidisciplinary degree for those wanting to learn about the system dynamics underpinning how the world works. By integrating knowledge and hands-on practice in politics, law and economics, students develop a deep understanding of the dynamics that rule the relations between these three fields, empowering them to become agents of change and have a meaningful impact in a globalized world. Conceived from a joint effort of the IE Law School, IE Business School, IE School of International Relations and IE School of Human Sciences and Technology, this innovative degree prepares a new generation of analytical and strategic professionals who will shape the future of governments, societies, and organizations globally.

**this Bachelor Degree is currently in process of validation




4 years




If you choose to study the Bachelor in Politics, Law and Economics then you will study the first two years in Segovia and the last two years in Madrid.




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Over the past 40 years, IE Law School has consolidated itself as a national and international reference in training law professionals with a global focus, thanks to the combination of faculty excellence, unique programs based on the case method, and active research centers. Our mission is to train excellent lawyers who can shine in an extremely globalized and ever-changing world.


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A Sure Path to Success

Why study the Bachelor in Politics, Law and Economics at IE University

Program Overview

Experience practical learning

We connect theory with practice through diverse methods like case studies, advanced seminars, IE Labs, and real-life projects. These provide students with hands-on experience that simulates real-life challenges to foster their professional development in international settings. Through our practical learning approach you will truly learn how to combine your knowledge in politics, law and economics to solve global challenges.

Be backed by experience and prestige

This degree has been conceived by bringing together the expertise of IE Law School, IE Business School and IE School of International Relations. Each of these Schools is recognized worldwide for academic and teaching excellence. The combination of the expertise provided by the three schools represents a unique multidisciplinary approach to studying politics, law and economics.

Have an impact at a global scale

You will receive the necessary training to deeply understand the relations between diverse disciplines that outline the development of social and government systems. Having a multidisciplinary training in these fields will help you build a versatile profile capable of adapting to the complex globalized workplace of today and having a deep impact in development and social change.

Achieve a true integration of politics, law and economics

Learn how politics, law and economics combined can shape governments, societies and organizations. Approach the study of these three diverse but converging fields by truly understanding the relations between each other and the dynamics of their integration in global contexts.

A world-wide recognized program

The Bachelor of Laws, Politics and Economics has its roots in the PPE category. This category is comprised of multidisciplinary degrees which combine the study of three different disciplines (originally philosophy, politics and economics). The first PPE degree was offered by the University of Oxford in the 1920s as a modern version of their classical studies. This holistic model was profoundly successful and many of the most prestigious universities worldwide followed it. Today, these degrees are offered by top institutions like IE University where the young leaders of tomorrow are being trained to shape the future of societies and organizations globally.

Why Politics, Law and Economics?

The global environment is shaped and influenced by many dimensions, reason why it is necessary to look at the world through different windows to really understand the major issues that we are facing.

Future leaders will need a profound understanding of the political, legal and economic processes and systems that shape our societies and, more importantly, they will need to comprehend how these disciplines are bound together. This knowledge will set you in a position of advantage in an increasingly demanding market and evolving world.

In the PLE program, special courses are designed to integrate all three disciplines and to encourage you to learn, analyze, relate and combine them in order to solve global problems. The study plan will provide a wide range of knowledge and skills that will make you highly sought after once they graduate.

Why politics?

Given the fact that politics and political institutions influence societies, economic decisions and policy making processes, being aware of how economic laws and regulations change is relevant for someone who wants to develop a career in either the public or public sector. Through some of the specific subjects you’ll study, you will learn how to evaluate political actions, analyze affairs and policies and how to make uniform decisions that will benefit members of a group or society.

Why law?

The law not only has the purpose of keeping societies together and functioning properly, but it also raises important and complex issues concerning equality, fairness and justice, among others. Studying law and being aware of its influence in our daily lives will help you understand global complex issues and it will help you build arguments, understand policies and think both critically and abstractly.

Why economics?

Economics is the social science that studies how scarce resources are allocated based on the decision of individuals, companies and governments.

By studying this, you will obtain the necessary perspective to look at social issues that rise from imbalanced wealth distribution and you’ll be able to apply an economic analysis to law and politics in order to conceive better policies and regulations.



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