MA/PGDip International Political Economy
The International Political Economy programme from University of Birmingham explores the origins, structures and politics of the global economic order. It examines the historical development of global capitalism as well as a range of contemporary issues related to globalisation and neoliberalism.
|Duration:||1 year (Full-Time)
2 years (Part-Time)
|Tuition Fee:||£21,960 per year (MA)
£14,640 per year (PGDip)
|Location:||Birmingham, United Kingdom|
This International Political Economy programme from University of Birmingham is for students from all over the world who are interested in the problems, challenges and opportunities presented by global capitalism, and for those wanting to gain an advanced knowledge of the theories and practice of international political economy from a range of different disciplinary and empirical perspectives. The course is designed for those who are either familiar with the study of political and economic issues at undergraduate level or who are enthusiastic to focus on this area of study at the postgraduate level.
You will follow a flexible programme with a wide choice of modules. You take two core modules in Globalisation and Governance and International Political Economy that will provide you with a foundation for thinking about the subject. You will then design the rest of the course around your own interests by selecting four modules from a wide range of options. The flexibility of this programme is ideal for those with a broad range of interests in political economy or for those who want to construct a curriculum around a particular area of interest.
- Globalisation and Governance
- International Political Economy
“The transition from undergrad to postgrad can be a big step up in terms of workload and what is expected of you, but there is so much support available to you as a postgrad student, from academic writing support (if you’ve been out of education for a few years or just want a bit of extra help) to mental health and wellbeing services. The careers support is fantastic – the uni puts on employer fairs throughout the year and you have access to one on one support from the Careers Network team, who can help you develop your skills ready for your next step!”
Emma Sutton // PhD Psychology
Graduates from the School have gone on to work in a range of careers, with recent graduates working with organisations such as the United Nations, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, local authorities in the UK and overseas and the Department for International Development.
The School takes employability very seriously and as well as linking students to the central careers services, it also incorporates opportunities to enhance employment prospects, such as highlighting work experience opportunities and encouraging volunteering in extra-curricular projects (such as student seminars and events).
- For the MA programme you require a good Honours degree or its equivalent. For those whose first language is not English, an IELTS Certificate is required.