University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Global Development and International Political Economy

This degree programme focuses on how globalisation, international economic interdependence and the internationalisation of political structures and processes are changing politics across the globe; the course aims to evaluate the new power structures, policy processes and social linkages shaping the international political economy in the 21st century; students analyse the key structures and processes that characterise the international political economy, and critically assess the main analytical issues and contrasting theoretical perspectives on the linkages between politics and economics.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd class or 1st class Honours degree in a social science discipline, or an equivalent professional qualification; relevant experience taken into account; applicants with a good degree in the natural sciences, humanities or languages considered on an individual basis.

Course modules

Core modules: International political economy; global inequalities and development; dissertation in global development and international political economy; optional modules include: China's development; the Japanese economy (continuity and change); democracy and development; famine and food security; gender, globalisation and development; political economy of resources and development; capitalism and crisis; the politics of the European Union; theoretical approaches in international relations.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0113 343 6843