Political Economy, M.A. | Carleton University | Ottawa, Canada
24 months
18463 CAD/year
6657 CAD/year
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The interdisciplinary nature of the Political Economy MA from Carleton University is designed to expose our students to the core concepts of political economy and an opportunity to develop individual areas of research concentration. 


The Political Economy MA program from Carleton University focuses on investigating the relationship between the economy and politics as they affect the social and cultural life of societies and also focuses on the historical processes whereby social change is located in the interaction of the economic, political, cultural, and ideological moments of social life. 

The curriculum includes courses with a political economy orientation offered by other departments, schools, and institutes.

Faculty Research Highlights

  • Political economy of resource extraction
  • Water, food, environment
  • Latin America, Africa, Canada
  • Labour and social activism
  • Feminist political economy

Career Opportunities

Our graduates are pursuing successful careers in governmental and non-governmental organizations, development agencies, trade unions and policy institutes. Alumni of our master’s program have also gone on to do doctoral work at universities located around the world.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theories of Political Economy
  • The Methodology of Political Economy
  • Selected Problems in Political Economy
  • Tutorial in Political Economy
  • Placement in Political Economy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A four-year bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with at least a B+ average in a relevant discipline.

Tuition Fee

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    18463 CAD/year
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    6657 CAD/year
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Living costs for Ottawa

1168 - 1925 CAD /month
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