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International Politics and Economics, M.A.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #591 (QS) ,
The International Politics and Economics course at Kingston University focuses on the key theories of global economics and international relations, and aims to develop the professional skills that many employers expect when hiring political and economic analysts. It will enable you to develop an advanced understanding of the close interaction between economics and politics on the world stage.

About

Key features

  • You will be fully supported in developing postgraduate academic skills and preparing your dissertation, which allows you to research an area of particular interest in greater depth.
  • Alongside your academic studies, you will gain skills in problem-solving and organisation; data collation, review and synopsis; communication (oral, written and electronic); time management; computing; and co-operation and teamwork.
  • You can take part in an active interchange of policy ideas with research-active staff and visiting speakers through seminars organised by the Political Economy Research Group.

What will you study?

During the International Politics and Economics course at Kingston University, you will gain a thorough grounding in the main issues and theories that shape relations in the international economic system. You will also take modules that outline the main institutions and factors that influence global economic and political governance. At the same time, significant attention is given to your career development skills. There is a strong emphasis on developing research and analytical writing skills. Your dissertation will allow you to develop an area of particular interest in greater depth.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • International Political Economy: Capitalism, Imperialism and the State
  • Research Skills and Dissertation/Project Proposal
  • Economic Change and Ideas
  • Environmental Politics: Movements and Ideas
  • Financialisation, Globalisation and Economic Policy
  • From State to Global Politics
  • Political Economy: Effective Demand, Exploitation and Crisis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Please note: there is no official deadline for applications, but we recommend that you apply by June for September entry and by October for January entry.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

Applicants should have:
  • a good undergraduate qualification in an appropriate subject;
  • other appropriate qualifications, such as a relevant postgraduate diploma; and/or
  • relevant professional experience.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    14100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14100 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7125 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7125 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Home and European Union
  • MA part time £3,918
Overseas
  • MA part time £7,755

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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