Taught course

Global Political Economy

Institution
University of the West of England, Bristol · Bristol Business School
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

Please see our website for further information.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Why are some countries rich and others poor? What determines the structure of the global economy? Who are the most powerful players? What is the future of globalisation? The global economy is changing rapidly. Understanding these changes requires knowledge and insight from a range of disciplines including economics, politics and law.

If you have relevant professional or voluntary experience, or a degree in international relations, politics, economics, business, sociology or law, this course will equip you with a unique interdisciplinary and applied approach to answering these crucial questions and more.

Starting from the origins of globalisation, you will examine the evolution of global production, distribution and trade. You will study the changing nature of global interaction between nations, businesses, labour and other interest groups. You will also learn about the role and influence of emerging economies, and gain an understanding of the different patterns and levels of economic development.

A practical, real-world approach

Highly practical in nature, the Global Political Economy course places a strong emphasis on real world content, drawing on the extensive experience of our cross-department teaching staff. The economics department at UWE Bristol has become known as a leading centre for pluralist economics education, and many of our tutors advise governments and conduct research for major international institutions such as The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

We also bring in guest speakers to guide and support your learning, and you will have access to relevant events in and outside the Faculty and University, alongside focused employability support.

Real-world experience

Learning draws on the extensive experience of our cross-departmental teaching staff as well as guest speakers who come in to talk about current issues. You will apply this through examining case studies on the challenges and opportunities of the global economy. You can also access support finding relevant placements and internships that draw on the contacts and experience of our tutors.

On graduation, you will have a solid understanding of the issues facing businesses, workers and nations in the global economy. You will have skills in policy analysis and development, preparing you for a wide range of rewarding careers in international organisations, government and non-government organisations (NGOs). These skills are also sought after by multinational enterprises, research organisations, charities, and industry associations.

For up to date list of modules and course delivery please visit our website.

We hold a number of University-wide open evenings as well as a number of subject specific events throughout the year for anyone considering postgraduate and professional study. Visit http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/whatson/opendays/postgraduateopendays.aspx

Fees and funding

Please see our postgraduate funding pages for more information.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGDip

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PGCert

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
UWE Admissions
Email
admissions@uwe.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0)117 32 83333