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International Political Economy MSc

International Political Economy MSc

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Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Economics International Politics

Course type


Course Summary

International Political Economy prepares you to understand risk, finance, globalisation, power balance, and trade deals. You will study production the relationships with law, custom and government along with wealth distribution, preparing you for worldwide careers in foreign affairs and public and private sectors.

This course is designed to prepare students from diverse backgrounds for careers with an international focus, in governmental and non-governmental organizations, corporations and policy-making for instance, as well as those seeking to pursue further research in the field.


This interdisciplinary course focuses ON substantive dimensions of globalization BY considering recent changes occurring IN the economic, political, social, AND cultural realms of society. These themes are analysed BY considering recent empirical studies, which seek TO clarify our theoretical understanding of globalization through advanced social scientific research. The substantive themes covered include GLOBAL capitalism, the GLOBAL division of labour, GLOBAL governance, the changing role of the nation state, transnational social CHANGE, AND cultural homogenization AND heterogenization. Interconnections BETWEEN these aspects of globalization are highlighted.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants for admission will normally be expected to hold a relevant Honours degree with a 2:1 standard from a recognised university or body in International Relations, Politics, Economics, Management, Business Studies, Law, Geography, History or cognate subject deemed appropriate by the School of Social Science. Applicants without this qualification may be admitted subject to having an alternative qualification, or an approved level of work experience appropriate to the field of study e.g. government officials, members of UK or other armed forces, officials of International Organizations and business executives. Also taken into careful consideration is the trajectory of results, an applicant without an overall 2.1 but with 2.1 results in their final two years of study may be admitted.