The Global Political Economy at Birkbeck, University of London is led by our Department of Politics, which has a strong research reputation in this field. You will gain the perspectives of internationally renowned law, economics and management experts at Birkbeck who provide theoretical and policy insight into some of the most vital issues facing humanity today. This course will also give you the opportunity to undertake a major piece of supervised independent research on a topic of your choice.
A formal background in economics is not needed to study global political economy and we encourage you to apply if you have a degree and interests in other areas of social sciences and humanities.
Graduates go on to careers in international organisations, policy research, journalism, the diplomatic service, the voluntary sector, and economic or political forecasting. Possible professions include Civil Service fast streamer, government social research officer, or Diplomatic Services operational officer. This degree may also be useful in becoming a researcher, newspaper journalist, or politician’s assistant.
- International Political Economy
- Perspectives on Political Economy
- Corporate Governance
- Development Policy
- Economics: Theory, Policy and Institutions
- Emerging Powers in World Politics
- Food, Politics and Society
- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesEconomics International Relations Political Science View 573 other Masters in Economics in United Kingdom
- A second-class honours degree (2:2) or above in the social sciences or humanities or equivalent professional experience.
- On your application form, please list all your relevant qualifications and experience, including those you expect to achieve.
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- Your personal details
- Your qualifications
- Your work experience
- Your personal statement
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- English proficiency
International16380 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16380 GBP per year during 12 months.
National9030 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9030 GBP per year during 12 months.
- Part-time home students: £4515 pa
- Part-time international students: £8190 pa
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