Taught course

Global Development and International Political Economy

University of Leeds · School of Politics and International Studies

Entry requirements

A good honours degree (upper second class or first class) in a Social Science discipline, or an equivalent professional qualification. Relevant experience will be taken into account.

Months of entry


Course content

MA Global Development and International Political Economy focuses on how globalisation, international economic interdependence and the internationalisation of political structures and processes are changing politics across the globe.

This course aims to evaluate the new power structures, policy processes and social linkages shaping the international political economy in the 21st century. You will analyse the key structures and processes that characterise the international political economy, and critically assess the main analytical issues and contrasting theoretical perspectives on the linkages between politics and economics.

You will also explore how the post-war world economy emerged and developed, and assess how both domestic and international politics interacts with trade and production, money and finance, and development.

The course asks you to examine the evolution of international institutions and regimes, and how the international political economy affects domestic economic and public policy. You will also assess how different kinds of institutions, regional groupings and government functions develop to cope with change.

For information please contact the School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) Admissions Team.

Information for international students

The University of Leeds welcomes international students. English language is required (eg. IELTS). Accommodation is guaranteed for all new international students paying fees at non-EU rate. For details please refer to relevant course website.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

The School of Politics and International Studies offers six partial fee scholarships to international students studying a masters in the School. Find out more.

The University also has scholarships available to UK /EU and International Students. Find out more at http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk/

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations8
Written coursework / continuous assessment59
Dissertation33 (10000 words)

Course contact details

Postgraduate Office
+44 (0)113 343 6843