Oxford Brookes University

International Studies (Global Political Economy)

One of the key themes in contemporary international studies is the impact of economic globalisation. The course provides specialised training in the key theories and concepts of advanced international studies, and in particular applies these to the globalisation of economic relations, culminating in autonomous learning and independent study in the form of a dissertation.

Entry requirements

A 2nd class Honours degree from a university in the UK or an equivalent qualification from countries outside the UK. The degree should be in an appropriate discipline. Applicants whose home language is not English require IELTS level 6.5 (or equivalent) or GSCE English language grade A-C.

Course modules

Modules include: International relations in theory and practice; global political economy; readings in social science; production, finance and global governance; research methods in the social sciences; global governance, civil society and social movements; global theory: from Kant to Hardt and Negri; gender in a global context; global politics and the environment; the law and politics of transnational organisations; independent study; dissertation. Students taking the postgraduate certificate are required to complete 'international relations in theory and practice', 'global political economy' and 'production, finance and global governance'.

Assessment methods

Assessment is conducted through a variety of assignments linked to the expected learning outcomes; assignments include essays, presentations, projects, reports and the dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,980 per Whole course (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 13,620 per Whole course (overseas fees) 12 months
MA Part-time £ 3,050 per Whole course (home fees) 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Headington Campus Oxford OX3 0BP South East

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