Taught course

Global Political Economy

City, University of London · Department of International Politics

Entry 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.

Postgraduate Preparatory Courses for International Students If you do not qualify for direct entry, our partner INTO City University London offers an academic preparation programme - the Graduate Diploma in Social Sciences. The course offers a route to City University London through an excellent teaching and learning experience, located in purpose built study facilities.

Successful completion of the Graduate Diploma at INTO City University London to the standard required provides guaranteed progression to this Masters degree.

Months of entry


Course content

City University London offers advanced specialised training in the field of global political economy (GPE). The Global Political Economy MA is taught by the internationally renowned and world leading scholars in the field (Ronen Palan, Herman Schwartz, Anush Kapadia, Anastasia Nesvetailova, Stefano Pagliari, Amin Samman). The degree is tailored to students (often with no formal Economics education) who want to acquire a range of analytical skills and specialised knowledge about the global economic system in the 21st century.

Successful GPE alumni have pursued careers in international finance and banking, multinational corporations and the media, law, international diplomacy and national governments.

The course provides a contemporary take on the analysis of the global economic system, its changes and challenges. Themes studied include the national and regional varieties of capitalism, the workings of the global financial system; economic institutions and financial crises; state strategies in the era of global competition; the mechanisms of regulation and governance.

By the end of the course, you will have developed an in-depth understanding of the ways the global economy works and will have learned to address and analyse critical issues facing global business leaders as well as national and international policymakers.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time EU: £9,000, Part-time EU: £5,000 per year
International students
Full-time Non EU: £13,000, Part-time Non EU: £7,000 per year

Scholarships: UK/EU students who apply for this course will be eligible for a £1,000 scholarship on a first-come first-served basis. All UK/EU applicants to this course will be automatically considered for this scholarship.

International students can apply for the School of Arts and Social Sciences International Excellence Scholarship for this course.
Bursaries: Graduate Loyalty Discount: The School of Arts & Social Sciences offer a 10% discount on tuition fees for all City graduates.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment67
Dissertation33 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Amber Jones
+44(0)20 7040 4587