Research course

Global Political Economy

Institution
University of Bristol · Department of Sociology
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

A Master's qualification (or equivalent) with appropriate research training (or equivalent).

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme considers the dynamics of global transformation and its policy implications, as well as the interrelations with national and regional institutional and social responses to the global political and economic order.

You are encouraged to analyse the impact of economic globalisation, examine relationships between global governance and inequality, and understand that analysis and resolution of many of the key problems that confront humanity in the 21st century require new and interdisciplinary academic approaches, innovative methods and policy agendas.

Programme structure

If you have completed the MRes, or other significant research training, you may be exempt from the core units. Some self-funded students may still need to take three core research training modules selected from the consortium's offerings in research design, data collection and data analysis.

All students have two supervisors with different disciplinary perspectives on global political economy. Students proposing cross-institutional supervision are particularly encouraged. Your supervisors will convene joint meetings on a regular basis. For further information please see our postgraduate research supervision web page.

Information for international students

Please visit our website for further information.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time: £4.185 Part time: £2,093
International students
£15,500

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Law has an allocation of 1+3 and +3 ESRC scholarships. Applicants may also be interested in applying for funding from the University of Bristol scholarship fund or alumni PhD scholarship fund.

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
48 months
part time
84 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Student Administrator
Email
spais-phdenquiries@bristol.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 117 331 7572