Global Political Economy

Stockholm University

M.A. On Campus
24 months
8937 EUR/year
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This master programme from Stockholm University aims to introduce students to the study of Global Political Economy (GPE), and provides a comprehensive introduction to the main theoretical approaches and most pressing historical and contemporary issues in the discipline.  


By addressing both mainstream and critical approaches, GPE students will be encouraged to think in a reflective and challenging way about issues like global financial crisis, international trade, global distribution of labour, migration, gender politics, global security, global governance, and environment. 

Key Features 

  • The Global Political Economy programme at Stockholm University highlights three main perspectives that run through all courses and will serve as guiding principles to understand the emergence of GPE and its roots and implications in world affairs today: economics, history and power.

Programme Structure

  • Although the ambition is to present a multidisciplinary approach to GPE, the main focus theoretically and methodologically is within the fields of economic history and international relations. 
  • The program provides the necessary tools to analyze the international community’s evolution and the making of our world order, especially in the post-War period. The program will prepare students for a professional as well as scientific career.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 180 ECTS credits with at least 90 ECTS credits in Economic History, International Relations, Global Development or equivalent topics such as History, Human Geography, Economics, Business Administration, Anthropology, Sociology or Political Science including a thesis or other independent project of at least 15 ECTS credits. 
  • Swedish upper secondary school course English B/6 or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8937 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17875 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • Applies to citizens from outside EU, EEA or Switzerland. First instalment: 45000 SEK. The complete programme: 180000 SEK.


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