M.A. On Campus

Global Political Economy

University of Sussex

12 months
9250 GBP/year
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The global economy is reshaping all aspects of society. This affects policy, the environment and social inequalities. Studying our Global Political Economy MA at University of Sussex will give you innovative perspectives on these transformations and the power struggles underlying them.


Study in one of the largest departments of International Relations in Europe. You’ll explore social and political aspects of economic shifts, and look at innovative practices and policies that enable change. You’ll gain novel perspectives on:

  • neoliberalism and alternatives
  • financial crises, debt and austerity
  • rising powers and global governance
  • development and inequality
  • multinational corporations.
We host the world-renowned Centre for Global Political Economy, the Sussex Centre for Conflict and Security Research and the Centre for Advanced International Theory. You’ll learn from our multidisciplinary environment, interdisciplinary approach and, cutting-edge research. We have an international faculty and distinctive programme of events.


This Global Political Economy MA at University of Sussex is ideal for you if you wish to pursue a career in international organisations, development agencies or NGOs, or journalism. Or if you’d like to take up a role in the private sector that requires knowledge of the global political and economic system.

We also offer excellent background and training should you wish to pursue doctoral studies and/or an academic career. We are committed to helping to identify placements for our students.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Genocide, Colonialism, and the International
  • Global Ethics and International Relations
  • Rethinking Imperialism
  • Russia, Eurasia and the Crisis of the Liberal West
  • The Middle East in Global Order
  • The Political Economy of Development
  • Violence and (In)security: Feminist, Queer and Anti-colonial perspectives
  • War in World Politics

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 normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.
  • Subject-specific requirements: Your qualification should preferably be in a social sciences or humanities subject; alternatively, you should have relevant professional experience or engagement. 

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • This course is now closed for international applicants. It remains open to UK applicants.

Living costs for Brighton

815 - 1383 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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