This international political economy master's gives you the opportunity to explore key themes in contemporary international political economy, such as:
- the growing tensions between the 'globalising' world economy
- the traditional nation state
- the persistence and causes of poverty
The course is enhanced by the lively debates in this growing field of study, with direct contemporary relevance.
The course provides rigorous training in areas such as:
- theories and theorists of international political economy
- the state in international political economy - international and regional studies politics
- research training in the study of politics
You'll have a sound foundation to embark on a career with significant international dimensions. You could also pursue a postgraduate research degree in international political economy studies.
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- Theories and Theorists of International Political Economy (20 credits)
- Thinking About Politics (20 credits)
- Dissertation (60 credits)
You take modules to a value of 80 credits from the following, with the approval of the Degree Programme Director:
- Integration in Europe (20 credits)
- Theories of International Relations (20 credits)
- American Foreign Policy (20 credits)
- Ethnographic Methods in the Political Field (20 credits)
- Doing Political Research (20 credits)
- Global Justice and Human Rights (20 credits)
- Globalisation, Poverty and Development (20 credits)
- Critical Geopolitics (20 credits)
- World Politics and Popular Culture (20 credits)
- The United Nations and Global Governance (20 credits)
- Gender, War and Military (20 credits)
- Welfare Attitudes: A Comparative Politics Approach (20 credits)
- Arts and Peacebuilding (20 credits)
- Sustainable Development Goals (20 credits)
- Politics of Memory (20 credits)
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