University of Hull

University of Hull

Global Political Economy

This MA offers a comprehensive and up-to-date postgraduate education in the relationship between politics and economics, the state and the market, and the contemporary global economy. You�ll gain knowledge and skills beneficial in a wide variety of careers, and many of our graduates have pursued careers in commerce and the private sector, governmental organisations, higher education, and international, and non-governmental organisations.

Entry requirements

BA equivalent to a British Honours degree of Upper 2nd Class or higher, in most instances; international students require IELTS with 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each skill; other tests including TOEFL iBT and Pearson PTE are equally acceptable at the comparable level.

Course modules

The key themes covered in this degree are the relationship between politics and economics and their principal institutional forms � the state and the market. You�ll study a wide range of ideas, institutions policies and governance structures, on an individual-country and a comparative basis, and will acquire and develop skills in the analysis of states and markets. You�ll have the opportunity to study the political economy of the World Trade Organisation, the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund; the political economy of competitiveness; the political economy of the transnational corporation; the governance of global financial markets; and the political economy of sustainable development and climate change. Modules are themed around; Communications and international politics; contemporary terrorism studies and the causes of terrorism; discourses of civilisation and barbarism; global communications, globalisation and development; globalisation and governance in practice; IR theory: classical and post-classical approaches; IR theory: practical applications and case studies; nuclear proliferation and non-proliferation; research methods in political science; strategic studies and security I; strategic studies and security II: strategy applied; strategic thinkers I: precursors to the information age; strategic thinkers II: the information age; the EU: national and international perspectives; the EU: political integration and policy analysis; the political economy of development; terrorism, civil disobedience and dissent.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 5,200 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 12,500 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 5,200 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years
MA Part-time £ 2,600 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MA Part-time £ 2,600 per Academic year (EU fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Hull Campus Hull HU6 7RX Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
01482 466850