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Entry requirements

You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in a relevant/related subject.

Months of entry


Course content

See the story behind what's right in front of you. The MA Global Political Economy examines the world in real terms. You will work with world class global politics experts at the Political Economy Research Centre (PERC), as well as across a number of other Goldsmiths departments, and learn how to hold the world up to scrutiny.

Why study MA Global Political Economy at Goldsmiths?

  • You will trace the unsteady making of the capitalist world, its relation to the environment, and the theories we have developed to make sense of it.
  • You will explore how global capitalism has radically transformed the natural environment. You will learn about the relationship between economy and ecology, and how to apply it when studying political economy. You will also examine how new progressive and regressive forms of politics and power reshape our world.
  • You will have the opportunity to work with key figures from the Political Economy Research Centre (PERC), and draw on their knowledge and experience to enhance your study.
  • You will also have the chance to work closely with academics associated with Centre of the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP), as well as from the departments of Media, Communications & Cultural Studies, Anthropology, and Sociology at Goldsmiths.
  • You will be taught by staff with international reputations in their disciplines and areas of specialisation. These include finance, global governance, international development, post-colonialism, and imperialism, among others.
  • You will develop a body of knowledge, and a set of cognitive skills enabling you to critically analyse contemporary Global Political Economy debates, and emerging forms of politics and power around the world.

Fees and funding

UK students
FT £6990, PT £3495
International students

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA(Hons)
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment30

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