Taught course

Political Economy

University of Strathclyde · School of Government and Public Policy

Entry requirements

First or upper second-class Honours degree, or equivalent, in social science.

Months of entry


Course content

Countries and governments face increasingly complex, multifaceted problems – from the cost-of-living crisis and rampant inflation to the climate emergency and the erosion of democratic institutions.
Political economy, in analysing the relationship between political systems, institutions and markets, is an invaluable discipline in understanding these complex problems, the multifaceted nature of their causes and routes to potential solutions.
Our Political Economy Masters will equip you with a systematic understanding of how political and economic systems interact. It encourages students to think of politics and economics as interdependent spheres in which governments, firms and citizens influence each other.
The programme brings together domestic and international analyses of economic policy processes, allowing you to develop a thorough understanding of the political dynamics involved in the making of economic policy.
If you're interested in public policy or consultancy you'll also have the opportunity to develop the methodological skills required for conducting statistical analysis with economic and political data.

Information for international students

Please check our English requirements before making your application.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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