City, University of London

City, University of London

Global Political Economy

The degree is tailored to students (often with no formal Economics education) who want to acquire a range of analytical skills and specialised knowledge about the global economic system in the 21st century. The course provides a contemporary take on the analysis of the global economic system, its changes and challenges. Themes studied include the national and regional varieties of capitalism, the workings of the global financial system; economic institutions and financial crises; state strategies in the era of global competition; the mechanisms of regulation and governance. By the end of the course, you will have developed an in-depth understanding of the ways the global economy works and will have learned to address and analyse critical issues facing global business leaders as well as national and international policymakers.

Entry requirements

You should have an upper second class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution in social sciences, humanities, law, business studies or another related discipline.
However, we will also consider applications from students with a degree in any other subject where applicants have gained significant professional experience in a related field of employment or research.
No formal training in economics is required.

Course modules

Core modules:
Global political economy: contemporary approaches (30 credits);
Global capitalism: past, present, future (30 credits); and
GPE dissertation (60 credits).

You choose 60 credits from:

Typical modules offered by the Department of International Politics:
Understanding Security in the Twenty-First Century (15 credits);
Development and World Politics (15 credits);
Political Economy of Global Finance (15 credits);
The Politics of Forced Migration (15 credits);
Global Governance (15 credits);
International Politics and the Middle East (15 credits);
Global Financial Governance (15 credits);
Strategy, Diplomacy and Decision-Making (30 credits);
Economic Diplomacy (15 credits);
Foreign Policy Analysis (15 credits);
Religion in Global Politics (15 credits).

Typical modules offered by The City Law School:
International Law and the Global Economy (30 credits);
International Tax Law (30 credits);
International Trade Law(30 credits);
Money Laundering Law (30 credits);
International Investment Law (30 credits); and
International Banking Law (30 credits).

Assessment methods

Assessment is primarily in the form of coursework (written assignments, essays or reports), class tests, unseen examinations and a dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,250 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,250 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,250 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Northampton Square Islington EC1V 0HB South East

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