MA International Political Economy

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  • Objectives
    A postgraduate degree in Politics can help you pursue career pathways in a wide range of organisations such as government, the private and public sectors, consultancies, non-governmental organisations and think-tanks.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Upper second-class honours degree or equivalent in politics or a cognate subject.
  • Academic title
    MA International Political Economy
  • Course description

    Course structures provide maximum choice based on core, pathway specific and unrestricted option modules. You will complete a dissertation as well as core and option modules.

    All courses aim to give you the skills to analyse political problems and conduct research on them.

    Globalisation is one of the key issues in international politics. This course allows you to examine the nature and direction of global change, focusing on political and economic aspects. It introduces you to the principal theories of international political economy and explores links between global, regional and national politics, and a range of thematic issues concerning hegemony, development, governance and co-operation.

    Core module

    Theories and Issues in International Political Economy

    Examines the various theoretical and substantive debates within the discipline of international political economy (IPE). It investigates five major theoretical traditions in IPE-liberalism, realism, Marxism, feminism and neo-Gramscianism - and then applies these theories to a series of substantive historical and contemporary and contemporary issues in IPE, including:

    -Bretton Woods and the post-1945 economic order
    -Economic development

    Three further modules from the pathway specific and unrestricted option list, including:

    -Research Methods in Politics and International Relations
    -Creating Political Order
    -Global Governance
    -Human Rights
    -Advanced Political Analysis
    -Political Thought and the Rights of War and Peace
    -Social and Political Change in European Democracies
    -Nationalism, Multiculturalism and Democracy
    -US Hegemony
    -Development Politics
    -Gender and Globalisation
    -Theory and Practice of International Relations
    -The Political Economy of Globalisation

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