At a Glance
The International Political Economy programme of the University of Aberdeen introduces students to the conceptual and theoretical terrain of IPE with a particular focus on dimensions of globalization that have re-shaped international flows of capital, goods, and labour.
Among the topics covered are neoliberalism, international trade, financialization, gender, poverty and inequality, development, post-development and the rise of economic nationalism.
The aim of the programme is to provide students with a rigorous academic grounding in the scholarly debates about key substantive issues and the relation between theory and policymaking, with a view to preparing graduates for further studies in IPE or as practitioners and policy-makers in the private and public sectors.
Careers relating to International Political Economy involve policymaking and research in organizations working in the fields of development, health, energy law and migration. Many graduates choose to do public advocacy, research and project management work for non-governmental organisations (NGOS), and regional and global institutions such as the European Union or the United Nations. Graduates also forge careers in international institutions like the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, international media, the armed forces, international risk management, and international corporations involved in trade and finance.
An MSc qualification in International Political Economy will be an important asset to you if you already hold an undergraduate degree in Business, Economics, International Relations or Politics, given the increasing demands for postgraduate qualifications in the job market. In addition, graduates from cognate disciplines can use this route to change their career path or improve their qualifications within the framework of an existing career.
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- International Political Economy: Theory and Themes
- Theories and Concepts in International Relations
- Energy Politics
- Religion, Conflict and Security
- Energy Economics
- Advanced Qualitative Methods in Social Science
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesEconomics International Relations Political Science View 512 other Masters in International Relations in United Kingdom
- Applicants for admission will normally be expected to hold a relevant Honours degree with a 2:1 standard from a recognised university or body in International Relations, Politics, Economics, Management, Business Studies, Law, Geography, History or cognate subject deemed appropriate by the School of Social Science
- English Language Requirements
- A degree certificate showing your qualifications
- A full transcript showing all the subjects you studied and the marks you have achieved in your degree(s) (original & official English translation)
- A detailed personal statement explaining your motivation for this particular programme
- Two reference letters, one of which should be from your university discussing your academic ability
International19400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19400 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9200 GBP per year during 12 months.
- RUK students fee - £9,200 per year
Living costs for Aberdeen
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