International Political Economy
Department of Politics and International Relations,
Faculty of Social Sciences
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.
- Approaches to Political Economy
- Understanding Politics
- Research and Dissertation Preparation
- Dissertation in Global Political Economy
A range, including:
- Capitalism and Crisis
- Development and the State
- Political Economy of Global Environmental Change
- The Political Economy of Poverty and Inequality
- 1 year full-time
- 2 years part-time
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 score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.
Fees and funding
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!
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.
+44 114 222 1641
The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.