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Global Political Economy

University of Leeds

12 months
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This Global Political Economy programme from University of Leeds unites our academic commitment and expertise in helping understand and develop responses to the most pressing global politcal economy challenges facing humanity today.

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You will have the opportunity to analyse powerful global economic governance agencies like the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, alongside the firms and sectors and markets that generate many of the global conflicts, instabilities, crises and challenges we face. You will explore how sectors, markets and firms are linked to, for example, food and health insecurities, unemployment, job precarity, poverty, climate change and pollution.

The programme’s emphasis on real world issues allows us to place special attention on how governance agendas and their impact are experienced, negotiated and responded to in everyday lives and to compare and assess how policymakers and communities seek change.

Career opportunities

You’ll gain a wide range of professional skills on top of your subject knowledge. You’ll have an understanding of project design and management in a development context, as well as being able to analyse quantitative and qualitative data. You’ll be able to construct clear arguments, critically assess different options for action, analyse policy documents, write research reports and give presentations. You’ll also be trained to make decisions in complex and unpredictable situations.

Our programme equips you for various career paths. Compatible careers include working in international development agencies, international organisations, governments, politics, NGOs, research organisations, policy making, companies, sectoral/economic analysis, media, and academia.

Programme Structure

Modules are subject to change. Typical examples include:

  • Theories and Concepts in Global Political Economy
  • Capitalism in Practice
  • Engaging the Modern City: The Civic Researcher
  • Global Politics of Health
  • Africa in the Contemporary World

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a social science, humanities, or related discipline.

Living costs for Leeds

637 - 1103 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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