M.A. On Campus

Global Political Economy

City, University of London

12 months
15920 GBP/year
10080 GBP/year
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Develop a deep understanding of the complex global economic system and its socio-political relationships with this MA Global Political Economy in the heart of London, at City, University of London. You will build a valuable knowledge base covering economic and financial dynamics, subjects of global order and state strategies.


Your learning will span from global inequality and tax evasion to financial regulation and financial crises. You will also pursue your own specialist area.

In this Global Political Economy programme from City, University of London you will gain analytical skills alongside the ability to critically evaluate the relationships between markets, governments and networks.

We aim to give you an advanced concept of global capitalism problems in the 21st century and allow you to examine rapid economic change and its socio-political roots.


Our Global Political Economy MA provides you with the transferable skills and knowledge needed to enter professions directly related to your studies.

When you graduate you will be able to confidently engage with economic and financial developments and pursue careers in a variety of sectors.

These sectors might include:

  • banking and finance
  • transnational corporations.
  • civil service and international diplomacy
  • the media
  • development agencies.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Global political economy: contemporary approaches
  • Global capitalism: past, present, future
  • GPE dissertation
  • Understanding Security in the Twenty-First Century 
  • Cultural Logics of Contemporary Capitalism 
  • Political Economy of Global Finance

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should have an upper second class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution in social sciences, humanities, law, business studies or another related discipline.
  • However, we will also consider applications from students with a degree in any other subject where applicants have gained significant professional experience in a related field of employment or research.
  • No formal training in economics is required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15920 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15920 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10080 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10080 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part-time per year

  • UK: £5,040
  • Overseas/EU: £7,960

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 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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