Taught course

Global Political Economy

University of Sheffield · Department of Politics

Entry requirements

We’re looking for outstanding and enthusiastic students for our courses.

You can apply to us with a good degree (first-class or strong 2:1 honours degree) in a relevant social science, arts and humanities, or related subject.

Months of entry


Course content

Contemporary capitalism is fraught by growing inequalities, environmental degradation, and technological change. These challenges are not the result of economic laws of motion, but rather of human activity. Only by viewing the economy through a political lens we can start to understand and tackle them. On this degree you will engage in fresh thinking and cutting edge research on how contemporary economies work – and how to achieve more equal and sustainable societies.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Information for international students

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
+44 (0)114 222 1642