Taught course

Political Economy

Institution
University of Essex · Department of Government
Qualifications
MAMScMRes

Entry requirements

A degree with an overall high 2:2.

MA, MSc and MRes

Months of entry

October

Course content

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’.

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

MRes

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Graduate Administrator
Email
pgadmit@essex.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1206 872719