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 explores the power dynamics of our changing world. You will work in small groups with world-class experts at the Political Economy Research Centre (PERC), and learn how to hold the world up to scrutiny.

Study the economy through a politics lens

  • The MA Global Political Economy will allow you to examine the political, sociological, and cultural underpinning of the global economy. You will gain an in-depth understanding of how the global economy is changing, what is driving ecological breakdown, global inequality, and the challenge of building a sustainable world.
  • This programme takes a uniquely interdisciplinary and critical perspective. With modules the cut across academic disciplines – from heterodox economics to cultural studies – you will explore different perspectives about the relationship between global capitalism, global finance, the power of economic ideas, ecological breakdown, and the possibilities for a different future.
  • You will be guided through the main scholarly conceptual debates in global political economy as well as the urgent issues of our age. This is the only political economy programme in the country with a core module on the Anthropocene –this is combined with another core module on the theory and history of global capitalism.
  • In addition, you will choose from a wide variety of options from across different Goldsmiths' departments to build the bespoke degree programme that best suits your interests and ambitions.

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

Course contact details

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