University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Political Economy

This programme offers a cross-disciplinary curriculum of study in political economy; it is housed in the Centre for the Study of Political Economy, which brings together the world-class research strengths in the field of political economy at Manchester University; the programme is taught from members across the Faculty of Humanities in the School of Social Sciences, the School of Environment and Development, and the Manchester Business School.

Entry requirements

A 1st or 2.1 Honours degree or its international equivalent; applicants from a range of degree backgrounds, including economics, politics, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, and geography are welcome; for applicants whose 1st language is not English: IELTS overall 7, writing score 7; TOEFL overall 623, TWE 5 (PBT); TOEFL overall 263, TWE 5 (CBT) (this test is no longer available but results less than 2 years old can be submitted); TOEFL overall 100, with 25 in each of the 4 sections (IBT).

Course modules

Modules include: Classical political economy; spaces of globalisation; global politics and global business; political economy of development.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time £ 3,330 per Academic year (home fees) 9 months
PgDip Full-time £ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 9 months
MA Full-time £ 5,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
PgDip Part-time - 18 months
MA Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
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0161 275 4740