Applicants are expected to have a first or upper second class Honours degree or its international equivalent. We welcome applicants from a range of degree backgrounds, including Economics, Politics, Philosophy, Anthropology, Sociology, and Geography.
Months of entry
- You want a course that draws on a long and highly distinguished tradition of political economy at The University of Manchester
- You are interested in a unique, cross-disciplinary curriculum of study in political economy
- You would like to pursue your own particular interests in political economy through one of our distinct pathways
The MA in Political Economy programme at Manchester University offers a cross-disciplinary curriculum of study in political economy. The MA is housed in the Centre for the Study of Political Economy, which brings together the world-class research strengths in the field of political economy at Manchester University. The programme is taught from members across the Faculty of Humanities in the School of Social Sciences, the School of Environment and Development, and the Alliance Manchester Business School.
Each student will pursue their particular interests in political economy through one of four pathways:
- Theoretical Political Economy
- Political Economy of Society, Space and Environment
- Political Economy of Finance, Business and Work
- Political Economy of Development.
Each pathway offers courses drawn from across the different disciplines in the schools, offering the student an exposure to the full breadth of the field of political economy.
- Course Director: Professor John O'Neil
- Tel: +44 (0)161 275 4853
- Email: John.F.Ofirstname.lastname@example.org
Information for international students
IELTS - overall score of 7, including 7 in writing with no further component score below 6.0
TOEFL IBT - overall score of 100 with 25 in each section.
TOEFL code for Manchester is 0757
Scores are valid for 2 years.
For students who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK, your test score is valid for 2 years preceding the course start date.
Test taken on or after 17 September 2016 - CAS issued June 2018 = Score is VALID
Test taken before 17 September 2016 = Score is INVALID
Please note that CAS statements are issued only when all conditions of the offer have been satisfied, PDF copy of passport received and the offer accepted.
Applicants from certain countries MAY be exempt from having to provide an IELTS or TOEFL score. For further advice please email email@example.com
Pre-Sessional English Courses:
If you eligible to do a pre-sessional English course (either 6 weeks or 10 weeks, depending on your English score), you will be required to successfully complete the course at the required level before you are permitted to register on your academic course).
The dates and fees for next summer (2018) are now available on the English Language Centre's website.
Fees and funding
Please see the School's funding page for further information.
Qualification and course duration
MA by research
Course contact details
- School of Social Sciences
- +44 (0) 161 275 1296