The study of international political economy is the study of interactions between markets and politics; the influence of markets on politics and the influence of policy on markets. The core of IPE is international money and international finance, and there is a particular focus on the 2008 financial crisis, its causes and its consequences. Other central topics include international trade and investment, which looks at the drivers of market globalisation and factors which shape the flow of trade and investment, and the international political economy and the environment, specifically, what impedes a genuine agreement on climate change.
Alternatively, we offer the MSc International Political Economy (Research) programme, which has the same core course, International Political Economy, but entails a compulsory methodology course.
The International Political Economy programme from London School of Economics and Political Science has provided excellent prospects for early-career graduates seeking entry to graduate programmes at top global firms, as well as for experienced graduates looking to reposition themselves for more senior roles. We have alumni in banking and financial journalism and in major consulting companies such as Ernst & Young, as well as in a wide range of governmental and non-governmental organisations throughout the world. A good number of our graduates also continue on to research degrees and the academic profession
- International Political Economy
- Dissertation in International Political Economy
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DisciplinesEconomics International Relations Political Science View 518 other Masters in International Relations in United Kingdom
- 2:1 degree or equivalent in politics, economics, history, international relations or similar discipline
International25224 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25224 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
EU/EEA25224 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25224 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
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