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What will I learn?

Course description

International Political Economy or, Global Political Economy, is a vibrant and rapidly growing field of study. It has always been concerned with the connections between politics and economics, the national and the global, under conditions of globalisation.

More recently, International Political Economy has become an especially productive field for critical social science research into pressing global issues, such as: world poverty, inequality, gender relations, economic crises, and the environment.

The MA in International Political Economy at Manchester, reflects the research interests and strengths of our specialists in the Politics discipline area, and focuses on introducing you to a broad range of orthodox and critical theories, and to the politics of globalisation today, through two compulsory units.

Teaching and learning

Part-time students complete the full-time course over two years. There are no evening or weekend course units available on the part-time route.

You must first check the schedule of the compulsory course units and then select your optional units to suit your requirements.

Updated timetable information will be available from mid-August and you will have the opportunity to discuss your unit choices during induction week with your course director.

Career opportunities

The University has its own dedicated Careers Service that you would have full access to as a student and for two years after you graduate.

Which department am I in?

School of Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£20,500.00 (21,16,590) per year
The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

This is a fixed fee
Start date

September 2021

Venue

The University of Manchester

Oxford Road,

Manchester,

M13 9PL, England

Entry requirements

For international students

UK 2:1 (Hons) degree (or international equivalent) in any subject. IELTS - overall score of 7, including 7 in writing with no further component score below 6.5; TOEFL IBT 103 with 28 in writing and no further score below 25 in each section. TOEFL code for Manchester is 0757. Pearson - overall 73 with 73 in writing and no further score below 66

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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