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Explore the economy through a political lens and question the ideas and decisions that shape it. On our International Political Economy MA (formerly Global Political Economy) at University of Sheffield you'll take part in cutting-edge research on how to achieve more equal and sustainable societies. 

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This International Political Economy course at University of Sheffield  is about the study of contemporary capitalism; how it operates, who wins and loses from it and possibly how we can make the world a better place. 

Key Features  

  • On this course, you will engage with the most pressing problems in the global political economy and apply innovative ways of thinking to contemporary policy issues such as: sustainable capitalist development; inequalities and poverty; migration; environmental degradation and climate breakdown; rapid technological breakdown and emergent new powers.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Approaches to Political Economy
  • Understanding Politics
  • Research and Dissertation Preparation
  • Politics Dissertation 
  • Capitalism and Crisis
  • Development and the State

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We’re looking for outstanding and enthusiastic students for our courses.
  • You can apply to us with a good degree (first-class or strong 2:1 honours degree) in a relevant social science, arts and humanities, or related subject.
  • Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.
  • We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications. 

Living costs for Sheffield

555 - 977 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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