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Business, Political Economy and Society (MSc)

Business, Political Economy and Society (MSc)

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Full time | Birkbeck, University of London | 1 year | OCT

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Economics Business Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The MSc Business, Political Economy and Society provides a fascinating insight into the impact of political, social, economic, technological and environmental issues on international business decisions and global strategies in an increasingly globalised world.

Taught by a cross-disciplinary community of scholars from Birkbeck's departments of Management, Economics, Law and Politics, you will learn how to critically evaluate and assess business decisions in different political economy and social contexts. You will also be trained in key methodological research techniques enabling you to successfully draft business and political economic analysis.

The programme is ideal if you wish to pursue a career in the increasingly popular field of political economy in both developed and developing countries. It also provides a strong foundation for PhD research in the area.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. The methods of assessment on this course are specified below under 'Methods of assessment on this course'. You will need to allow time to complete coursework and prepare for exams.

CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY

Graduates can pursue careers in business enterprises active in international trade of goods and services; organisations providing business and economic advice to private companies; professional firms active in international projects; organisations supporting the internationalisation of SMEs; consulting firms for public sectors in developed and developing countries; international media and journalism; think tanks, international governmental organisations and NGOs; academia and research institutes.

Modules

On this module you will learn how to critically appraise published research in the field of management, and gain the skills to design your own research proposal and project. Supplementary workshops are offered with computer laboratory sessions using SPSS and introductory statistics. It is expected that you will apply your knowledge of research methods in your dissertation and coursework.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

12,450

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

19,200

Entry requirements

Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification. We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.

University information

Based in the heart of London, Birkbeck has established a reputation for providing its postgraduate students with an engaging, exciting learning experience, and positive feedback from its community of professional alumni is testimony to the university’s continued success. With a history that dates back almost 200 years, Birkbeck, University of London offers a unique learning experience which delivers a competitive program of nearly 300...more