Taught course

International Political Economy

University of Sussex · School of Global Studies

Entry requirements

You should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above.

Your qualification should preferably be in a social sciences or humanities subject; alternatively, you should have relevant professional experience or engagement.

Months of entry


Course content

The global economy is reshaping all aspects of society. This affects policy, the environment and social inequalities. Studying our Global Political Economy MA will give you innovative perspectives on these transformations and the power struggles underlying them.

Study in one of the largest departments of International Relations in Europe. You’ll explore social and political aspects of economic shifts, and look at 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.
You’ll study at the centre of theoretical innovation on international politics. We host the world-renowned Centre for Global Political Economy, the Sussex Centre for Conflict and Security Research and the Centre for Advanced International Theory. You’ll learn from our multidisciplinary environment, interdisciplinary approach and, cutting-edge research. We have an international faculty and distinctive programme of events.

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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