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What will I learn?

Overview:

We are the only dedicated Department of Political Economy in the UK. Situated within the broader Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy, we see the understanding that Politics and Economics are inextricably linked as being central to fully comprehending public policy issues. Undertaking a PhD in Public Policy with us places you within a unique institution in which you will be part of a vibrant and growing set of world-leading scholars, who are committed to understanding the intertwining of politics and economics and applying those insights to solving local, national and global policy problems.

We have an open an inclusive research culture that encourages debate between the contesting theories, approaches and ideologies. Our vision of what political economy is lends itself to an interdisciplinary approach, and there is a wide range of methodological and theoretical approaches used across the department. This provides a stimulating environment for PhD research that fosters open-minded and critical scholarship.

Description:

The Department of Political Economy offers supervision for the MPhil/PhD research degrees covering most areas of public policy, drawing on academic expertise across and beyond the School of Social Science and Public Policy. Supervision may be provided from within the Department of Political Economy core team, or jointly with other staff of the School. The Department enjoys close links with a range of think tanks and public bodies where research collaborations may be possible.

Which department am I in?

Political Economy

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
£21,870.00 (US$ 30,090) per year
This is a fixed fee
Application deadline

Expected July 2022

Start date

17 January 2022

Venue

Waterloo Campus

Stamford Street,

Southwark,

London,

SE1 8WA, England

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
£21,870.00 (US$ 30,090) per year
This is a fixed fee
Application deadline

Expected July 2022

Start date

17 January 2022

Venue

Strand Campus

Strand,

Westminster,

London,

WC2R 2LS, England

Entry requirements

For international students

Masters degree with at least a Merit including a dissertation mark of no less than 65% (UK marking scheme). Students can demonstrate their English Language Proficiency with the following tests and grades: IELTS (Academic): 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each skill; TOEFL iBT: 100 overall with a minimum of 25 in writing and 23 in each of the other skills.

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

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