University of Bath

University of Bath

Global Political Economy (Transformations and Policy Analysis)

This programme is centered on supporting research into current global political and economic transformations, along with their social and policy implications at global, national and a local level. It seeks to promote research that contributes to bring together the nationally grounded assumptions and discourses on which much social science continues to be predicated with global perspectives seeking to transcend these assumptions. We encourage applications from students who aim to analyse the diverse experiences and impacts of economic globalisation, examine the relationship between global governance and inequality, and contribute to a better understanding of how many of the key problems that confront humanity in the 21st century require new and inter disciplinary academic approaches, innovative methods, policy agendas, creative thinking and transnationally comparative data sets. This is an interdisciplinary programme and therefore students may choose to affiliate with a range of academic department.

Entry requirements

A good 1st degree in a social science subject or an equivalent degree in another subject, together with substantial relevant work experience. Applicants may be interviewed. English requirements: IELTS 7.0 (with not less than 6.5 in each of the 4 components); PTE Academic of 69 with no less than 62 in any component.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 4,400 per Whole course (home fees) 2 years
PhD Full-time £ 14,300 per Whole course (overseas fees) 2 years
PhD Part-time £ 4,400 per Whole course (home fees) 3 years
PhD Part-time £ 14,300 per Whole course (overseas fees) 3 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Telephone number: 
01225 385233