Research course

Political Economy Research

Institution
King's College London · Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

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Entry requirements

Applicants will normally have a Masters degree with at least a Merit (or international equivalent) including a dissertation mark of no less than 65% (UK marking scheme).

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

We are the only dedicated Department of Political Economy in the UK. Situated within the broader Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy, we see the disciplines of Politics and Economics as inextricably linked. Undertaking a PhD in Political Economy with us places you within a unique institution in which you will be part of a vibrant and growing set of world-leading scholars, who are committed to understanding the intertwining of politics and economics and applying those insights to solving local, national and global problems.

We have an open an inclusive research culture that encourages debate between the contesting theories, approaches and ideologies. Our vision of what political economy is lends itself to an interdisciplinary approach, and there is a wide range of methodological and theoretical approaches used across the department. This provides a stimulating environment for PhD research that fosters open-minded and critical scholarship.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PhD
    part time
    48-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Research Applications
Email
SPE-PGR@kcl.ac.uk