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Global Political Economy

University of Sussex · Economics

Entry requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above in a humanities or social sciences subject such as political science, economics, geography, history, law, philosophy, sociology, or area studies. You may also be considered for the course if your qualification is in a different subject area. You can also apply for the course if you don’t have the academic requirements, but can show evidence of relevant work and voluntary experience.

Months of entry


Course content

The global economy is reshaping all aspects of society. This profoundly affects policy, the environment and social inequalities. The study of global political economy offers innovative perspectives on these transformations and the power struggles underlying them.

You’ll study in one of the largest departments of International Relations in Europe, with a long tradition of scholarship in the field.

This MA explores social and political aspects of economic shifts, reflecting on innovative practices and policies that enable change. You’ll gain novel perspectives on:
  • neoliberalism and alternatives
  • financial crises, debt and austerity
  • rising powers and global governance
  • development and inequality
  • multinational corporations.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

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