You will develop an in-depth understanding of actors and structures governing the global economy. You will then be able to explore a wide variety of topics ranging from the politics of international production, trade and finance to the challenges of global economic governance, dynamics of North-South relations, patterns of inter-state economic rivalry and the future of international capitalism.
The Global Political Economy (Part-time) 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.
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- International Political Economy
- Perspectives on Political Economy
- American Foreign Policy
- Corporate Governance
- Development Policy
- Economics: Theory, Policy and Institutions
- Emerging Powers in World Politics
- Food, Politics and Society
- Geopolitics, Population and Environment
- Global Politics, Governance and Security
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- 24 months
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DisciplinesEconomics International Relations Political Science View 426 other Masters in International Relations in United Kingdom
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- Our standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification.
- We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and your professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners.
- If you are not from the European Economic Area (EEA) and/or Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.