Why study MSc Global Political Economy?
Why are some countries rich and others poor? What determines the structure of the global economy? Who are the most powerful players? What is the future of globalisation?
The global economy is changing rapidly. Understanding these changes requires knowledge and insight from a range of disciplines including economics, politics and law.
Why study our course?
If you have relevant professional or voluntary experience, or a degree in international relations, politics, economics, business, sociology or law, this course will equip you with a unique interdisciplinary and applied approach to answering these crucial questions and more.
Starting from the origins of globalisation, you will examine the evolution of global production, distribution and trade. You will study the changing nature of global interaction between nations, businesses, labour and other interest groups. You will also learn about the role and influence of emerging economies, and gain an understanding of the different patterns and levels of economic development.
Learning draws on the extensive experience of our cross-departmental teaching staff as well as guest speakers who come in to talk about current issues. You will apply this through examining case studies on the challenges and opportunities of the global economy. You can also access support finding relevant placements and internships that draw on the contacts and experience of our tutors.
Where it can take you
On graduation, you will have a solid understanding of the issues facing businesses, workers and nations in the global economy. You will have skills in policy analysis and development, preparing you for a wide range of rewarding careers in international organisations, government and non-government organisations (NGOs). These skills are also sought after by multinational enterprises, research organisations, charities, and industry associations.
You will also be prepared to continue studying to PhD level in fields such as economics, development economics, politics, the political economy, development studies and international relations.
Funding and Scholarships
An number of opportunities for funding and scholarships are available. For more information please click here.
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