Contemporary capitalism is fraught by growing inequalities, environmental degradation, and technological change. These challenges are not the result of economic laws of motion, but rather of human activity. Only by viewing the economy through a political lens we can start to understand and tackle them. On this degree you will engage in fresh thinking and cutting edge research on how contemporary economies work – and how to achieve more equal and sustainable societies.
Our approach to studying Global Political Economy is centred on human lives. It differs considerably from economics; rather than focusing solely on numbers and abstract modelling, it typically starts with these foundational questions:
On this degree you will have the opportunity to study themes that include:
Other course information
We timetable teaching across the whole of our campus, the details of which can be found on our campus map. Teaching may take place in a student’s home department, but may also be timetabled to take place within other departments or central teaching space.
On the MA Global Political Economy, you will study two core modules:
You will have a choice of two modules:
Your studies will culminate with your postgraduate dissertation:
The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers.
In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.
|Global and Career Experience||
The Faculty of Social Sciences (of which the Department of Politics is a member) has many exciting opportunities specifically for postgraduate students to develop their careers and gain valuable global experience.
Postgraduate Advantage Scheme
This provides internship bursaries for postgraduate students to gain graduate-level work experience whilst studying. Through this scheme, our students have engaged with over one hundred community organisations, charities and small-medium enterprises, with internships taking place around the world, from Sheffield to South Africa.
Global Learning Opportunities in the Social Sciences (GLOSS)
This exciting programme provides you with unique opportunities to understand your course in an international context, to actively engage with international policymakers, stakeholders and partners, and to become involved in the international research undertaken within the Faculty of Social Sciences.
Global Leadership Initiative
This gives you the chance to attend major international summits taking place during the academic year. You will have the opportunity for you to gain first-hand experience of international policy debates at the highest level, to attend press conferences and produce outputs visible to an international audience, thereby enhancing your research skills and employability.
We are looking for inquiring students who have a strong academic track record and will enthusiastically take part in our research community.