MA International Political Economy
- Department of Politics, Faculty of Social Sciences
- 1 year full-time/2 years part-time
Fees and funding
For all our courses you'll need a 2:1 honours degree, plus references from previous tutors. If you have different qualifications, we'll look at your application on its individual merits.
English language requirements: overall IELTS grade 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, 6.5 in Writing, 5.5 in Listening and 5.5 in Speaking, or equivalent.
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About the course
Globalisation is a major issue in international politics. You'll examine the nature and direction of global change. Your studies will focus on political and economic aspects, including thematic issues around hegemony, development, governance and cooperation.
Choose two from a range including:
All taught modules (not the dissertation) are taught in seminars.
You'll be assessed continuously through essays.
To complete the MA successfully you must earn a total of 180 credits. Most core and optional modules count for 30 credits each. Your dissertation, produced over the summer after the taught element, counts for 60 credits.
For the module assessments and the dissertation, you'll need a mark of 50 per cent or above. If you don't complete the dissertation, achieving 120 credits in taught modules will get you a Graduate Diploma.
Where your masters can take you
Our graduates work for government and other public sector organisations, private sector companies, consultancies and think-tanks. They are directors, private secretaries, managers, political advisers, barristers, parliamentary clerks, senior civil servants and administrators.
We work with the UK government Cabinet Office, central departments and House of Commons Select Committees. We also carry out research within Whitehall and Westminster. Our teaching is informed, policy-relevant and reflects current government debate. You’ll be part of a close-knit community of 200 postgraduate students. It’s a cosmopolitan community of students from around the world. The Politics Society runs regular activities and events. You may also get involved with our Canvas e-journal.
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.