MA Global Development and International Political Economy
is available on a 12-month full-time basis, or a 24-month part-time basis.
The course has three compulsory modules, with a further 60 credits worth of optional modules.
International Political Economy (30 credits) analyses the key structures and processes that characterise the international political economy. You will examine how the post-war world economy emerged and developed, and how domestic and international politics interact with trade, production, money, finance and development. You will also investigate how international institutions and regimes have evolved. and how international political economy concerns affect domestic economic and public policy. You will also study how different kinds of institutions, regional groupings and government functions are developing to cope with change.
Development Theories, Strategies and Issues (30 credits) is an introductory module to the field of development studies and takes an interdisciplinary approach. You will focus upon theories of development, substantive issues of development, development strategy and project appraisal.
Global Development and International Political Economy Dissertation (60 credits) leads you through the process of developing a deeper understanding of a particular topic in international political economy through independent research and the preparation of an extended piece of writing. You agree a research topic with your supervisor and write a 12,000 word dissertation that demonstrates your research skills, your ability to assess information, and appraise relevant concepts and theories.
To complete a total of 180 credits, you also choose 60 credits worth of modules from the following list.
- Political Economy of Resources and Development (30 credits)
- Gender, Globalisation and Development (30 credits)
- The Politics of the European Union (30 credits)
- The EU and the Developing World (30 credits)
- Politics of Trade and Industrial Policy (30 credits)
- Theoretical Approaches in International Relations (30 credits)
- The Japanese Economy: Continuity and Change (15 credits)
- China's Development (15 credits)
- Economic Development 1 (Current Issues and Controversies) (15 credits)
- Macroeconomics of Development (15 credits)
This programme is currently being confirmed for 2010/11, please note module options may be subject to change.