Taught course

International Political Economy

Institution
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) · Department of International Relations
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A 2:1 degree or equivalent in politics, economics, history, international relations or similar discipline.

International Political Economy; International Political Economy (Research).

Months of entry

September

Course content

The MSc in International Political Economy (IPE) offers a multidisciplinary perspective on international economic and power relations, essential to understanding an increasingly globalised world.

The study of international political economy is the study of interactions between markets and politics; the influence of markets on politics and the influence of policy on markets. The core of IPE is international money and international finance, and there is a particular focus on the 2008 financial crisis, its causes and its consequences. Other central topics include international trade and investment, which looks at the drivers of market globalisation and factors which shape the flow of trade and investment, and the international political economy and the environment, specifically, what impedes a genuine agreement on climate change.

You may also be interested in the research stream of this programme, which is designed as a preparation for future research work. You do not need to decide whether you prefer the research stream or the non-research stream of this programme at the time that you apply – you can decide this when you submit your option choices in the Michaelmas term, normally in mid-October.

Information for international students

Please see the Standard section of the English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
Total £21,576
International students
Total £21,576

Please see the postgraduate funding page for more details.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Student Recruitment Office
Email
stu.rec@lse.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7955 6613