Taught course

International Political Economy

Institution
Newcastle University · School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in politics, international studies or a related discipline. We will also consider your application on an individual basis if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and relevant professional experience.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course provides training in the discipline of international political economy. It includes an understanding of contemporary debate on globalisation and its effect on states, economies and societies in both advanced and developing countries.
This course gives you the opportunity to explore key themes in contemporary international political economy, such as the growing tensions between the 'globalising' world economy, the traditional nation state, and the persistence and causes of poverty. It is enhanced by the lively debates in this growing field of study, with direct contemporary relevance.
The course provides rigorous training in areas such as:
  • theories and theorists of international political economy
  • the state in international political economy - international and regional studies politics
  • research training in the study of politics
This gives you a sound foundation from which to embark on a career with significant international dimensions or pursue a postgraduate research degree in international political economy studies.
As a student on this course you will develop:
  • knowledge of the more important approaches and methods in social science research and the techniques required to carry out advanced research
  • theoretical and practical research skills, including the synthesis of materials from a variety of primary and secondary sources

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet our Band 3 English Language requirements: Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Karyn McCloud, Clerical Officer (Postgraduate Taught), School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
Email
gps@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 7200