A degree with an overall high 2:2.
MA, MSc and MRes
Months of entry
Over the last three decades, political economy has been one of the fastest growing approaches in the social sciences. If you are interested in how institutions shape the behaviour of political actors and how political decisions influence markets and vice versa, then you will profit from our course.
At Essex, we are primarily interested in the study of political institutions and how they might determine economic variables. Our MRes/MSc/MA Political Economy covers all aspects of modern political economy, including:
- Micro and macroeconomics
- The quality of governance
- Monetary policy choices
- Mathematical Methods
- Environmental policies
- Market failure
Our Department of Government is one of the most prestigious in Europe, with an outstanding record of teaching, research and publication. We are rated top in the UK for research (REF 2014), and have consistently been the highest-rated politics department in the country since national assessments began. Ranked top 10 in the world for political science and international relations according to the Centre for World University Rankings (2017).
Our Department of Economics is top 5 in the UK for research, with over 90% of our research rated as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.
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Course contact details
- Graduate Administrator
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