Taught course

Global Political Economy

University of Sheffield · Department of Politics

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline. Applicants with relevant work experience and good academic potential will also be encouraged to apply.

Months of entry


Course content

Through this new programme you’ll engage with the pressing issues of the global political economy after a rollercoaster start to the twenty-first century.

Drawing on our academics’ skills in a diverse range of disciplinary approaches to the issues, we give you a chance to explore issues including capitalist crisis, environmental degradation, mass migration, and global inequality.

This new-look masters course offers two semesters of teaching when you’ll benefit from the knowledge and insight of our outstanding academics. We are introducing new, innovative methods of teaching and assessment that will both deepen your academic learning, and give you extra transferable skills for your career.

Core modules

  • Approaches to Political Economy
  • Understanding Politics
  • Dissertation in Global Political Economy

Optional modules

  • Business, Labour and Migration
  • Capitalism and Crisis
  • Development and the State
  • Political Economy of Global Environmental Change
  • The Political Economy of Poverty and Inequality
  • One option module chosen from another course


  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Seminars


  • Essays
  • Dissertation
  • Presentation
  • Learning log

Information for international students

This course requires an overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in all other components.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Sue Kelk
+44 (0)114 222 1642