University of Bath

University of Bath

Global Political Economy (Transformations and Policy Analysis)

This programme trains doctoral students who can assess the impacts of globalisation both in the short run and longer term using new international data sources and comparative methods. On completion of this programme students will have a deepened and interdisciplinary understanding of social science discourses and methods for analysing global processes of change both generally and in specified policy areas. Students will be knowledgeable of key contributions to thinking about social, economic and political aspects of the planet as an interdependent social system and have an understanding of how global and national policy processes interact. The programme equips students for careers as professional researchers in either academic or non-academic environments, by developing core research skills. Students are encouraged to review and critically evaluate approaches to research and their application, and to identify and investigate their own original research questions.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements: 1st or 2.1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject, from a recognised university; or an equivalent degree in another subject, together with substantial relevant work experience. English language requirements: IELTS 7.0 (with no less than 6.5 in each of the 4 components). 2 references are required. At least 1 of these must be an academic reference.

Course modules

Modules may include: short research apprenticeship project; qualitative methods 1; principles and skills of social research; global transformations (issues and trajectories); econometrics for economics and finance; welfare economics and distributive justice; environmental regulation; wellbeing (concepts, measures and policy); advanced policy analysis; the politics of policy in international perspective (actors, arenas and conflict); foundations of international development; director of studies approved unit; long research apprenticeship project; interdisciplinary research design; econometric methods; quantitative methods 2; environmental and resource economics; independent research essay; world politics (conflict, security and development); policy evaluation (methods and techniques); dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,700 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MRes Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MRes Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MRes Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MRes Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,400 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MRes Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,200 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MRes Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,350 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MRes Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MRes Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MRes Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Bath Bath BA2 7AY South West

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