2019 start
MA

Global Political Economy

Department of Politics, Faculty of Social Sciences

Our courses reflect the Department of Politics’ world-leading expertise in international relations, global political economy, governance and public policy, and political theory.
Postgraduate politics student, Winfred Syombua holding a book

Course description

On this course, you will engage with the most pressing problems in the global political economy. You will explore how the distribution of economic resources is subject to multiple and often competing political pressures, and how the effects of these pressures are experienced. You will apply innovative ways of thinking to contemporary policy problems such as unstable capitalism, inequalities and poverty, migration, environmental degradation and climate change, rapid technological change, and emergent new powers.

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Duration

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Entry requirements

We’re looking for outstanding and enthusiastic students for our courses.

You can apply to us with a good degree (first-class or strong 2:1 honours degree) in a relevant social science, arts and humanities, or related subject.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

Entry requirements for international students

Dr Alasdair Cochrane

Our masters courses are so exciting because you’ll have the opportunity to develop a genuine specialism in your area of study. As researchers it’s a real pleasure to share your latest work—in my case, on the political theory of animal rights—with students who are eager to learn and challenge!

Dr Alasdair Cochrane
Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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Contact

ma-politics@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 1642

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.