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Political Economy

King's College London

M.A.
12 months
Duration
23550 GBP/year
12750 GBP/year
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About

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.

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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
7

Other requirements

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.

Part-time 

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

Funding

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Political Economy
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