The Political Economy course offered by the University of Essex is a two-year course, designed to give you additional training in research design and research methods compared to an MSc or MA. You study modules on political economics and research methods across your two years, while developing a 35,000-word dissertation.
At Essex, we are primarily interested in the study of political institutions and how they might determine economic variables. Our MSc Political Economy covers all aspects of modern political economy, including:
- Micro and macroeconomics
- The quality of governance
- Monetary policy choices
- Mathematical Methods
- Environmental policies
- Market failure
An MRes puts you in a particularly strong position to succeed in a research degree. We offer supervision for PhD and MPhil in the following fields: government; ideology and discourse analysis; international relations; political behaviour; and politics.
Our academic reputation is illustrated by the fact that many of our graduates now teach or research at universities, colleges of higher education and schools. For example, recent graduates are now research fellows and academic staff at: Mannheim, Germany; ETH Zurich, Switzerland; Duke University, USA; NATO/SHAPE, Belgium; and University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Other recent graduates have gone on to work for the following high-profile organisations:
- The Civil Service
- Local government
- The World Bank
- The United Nations
- YouGov and YouGov America
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- Advanced Research Methods
- Political Economy
- Theory and Explanation in Political Science
- Mathematical Methods
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- 24 months
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DisciplinesEconomics Political Science View 474 other Masters in Political Science in United Kingdom
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- A 2.2 degree in Political Science, International Relations, International Studies, American Studies, United States Politics, Economics, Finance or Statistics.
- A 2.2 degree in any subject which includes study in two relevant modules. Relevant modules include, but are not limited to:
- Comparative Political Systems
- Constitutional Democracy
- Contemporary World Affairs
- Current Affairs
- Democratic Theory
- European Integration/Dynamics of Integration
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International19740 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19740 GBP per year during 24 months.
National9200 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9200 GBP per year during 24 months.
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