King's College London, University of London

King's College London, University of London

Political Economy

This course draws on interdisciplinary work at the boundary of politics, philosophy and economics to analyse the ability of political and market processes to address economic and ethical problems. The focus of the degree is both theoretical and empirical with an emphasis on comparative institutions.

Entry requirements

An honours degree at 2.1 standard or above in political science/government, economics, or any relevant social science from a British or overseas university.

Course modules

Modules include: Key concepts in contemporary political economy; independent dissertation; understanding institutions and economic development; comparative political economy; exploring varieties of state-market relations; game theory and political economy; the political economy of the Austrian school; the regulatory state; the political economy of organised crime; ethics and economics; liberty, equality and justice; political theory and public policy; constitutional political economy; research methods in political economy.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a mixture of formative essay assignments and unseen written examinations.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,020 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,250 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,020 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,020 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MA Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,020 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,010 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,010 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,010 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,010 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,625 per Year 1 (International) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Strand Campus Westminster WC2R 2LS South East

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