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Political Economy, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #33 (QS) London, United Kingdom | London, United Kingdom
The Political Economy MA at King's College London is a broadbased multidisciplinary course that will develop your critical understanding of the UK and global political and economic institutions. You will also acquire the theoretical skills necessary to engage with contemporary domestic and world affairs at an advanced level.
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Overview

The Political Economy MA at King's College London is an innovative course designed to provide you with an understanding of the theory necessary to engage in the interdisciplinary analysis of political economy. The course will also equip you with essential research, analytical and critical thinking skills.

Key benefits

  • An interdisciplinary course utilising elements from the fields of politics, philosophy and economics.

  • Learn a wide range of theoretical approaches in political economy – both mainstream and heterodox.

  • Intensive study based on the relationship between institutional/empirical analysis and standards of ethical evaluation.

  • Located in the heart of London, the Department of Political Economy has a strong reputation for research-led teaching and links to industry.

Career prospects

Studying a degree with the Department of Political Economy equips students with certain skills required in the public and private sectors, and for work in civil organisations. A typical postgraduate student will gain strong theoretical and empirical skills for the analysis of complex economic and political phenomena. These skills are highly valued in fields such as finance, consultancy, law and the civil service. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Comparative Political Economy
  • The Politics of Regulation 
  • Game Theory & Political Economy 
  • Radical Political Economy
  • Quantitative Research Methods in Political Economy
  • Media, Elections & Campaigning 
  • Understanding Institutions & Economic Development

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • An honours degree at 2:1 standard or above in political science/government, economics or any relevant social science.
  • A personal statement of up to 4,000 characters (maximum 2 pages) is required.
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained. 
  • Two references are required with at least one academic. 
  • Applicants may wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of their application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23550 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23550 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    12750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12750 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Part-time 

  • Home/EU fees: £6,375 per year  
  • Overseas fees: £11,775  per year 

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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