MA International Political Economy (Standard) / Course details
Year of entry: 2024
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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.
You can also take a range of optional course units that examine specific issues relating to:
- global governance;
- development and inequality
- environmental politics;
- global production and work;
- finance (or financialisation);
- capitalist diversity;
ideology (including neoliberalism);
- economic crisis;
the politics of resistance and revolt.
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.
Course unit details
POLI60301 Comparative Political Analysis
POLI70311 Critical Approaches to IPE
POLI70851 EU as an International Actor
POLI60312 Dissertation Research Design
POLI60292 European Political Economy
POLI60032 Comparing Capitalisms in the GPE
POLI70282 Critical Globalization Studies
POLI70922 Critical Environmental Politics
POLI70422 Global Governance
Course unit list
The course unit details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.
|Comparative Political Analysis||POLI60301||15||Mandatory|
|Research Design and Skills||POLI60312||15||Mandatory|
|Critical Globalisation Studies||POLI70282||15||Mandatory|
|Critical Approaches to International Political Economy||POLI70311||15||Mandatory|
|Migration, Mobility and Displacement in the Contemporary World||MGDI60731||15||Optional|
|Comparing Capitalisms in the Global Political Economy||POLI60032||15||Optional|
|The Politics of Money & Finance||POLI60081||15||Optional|
|The European Union: Politics and Policy Making||POLI70381||15||Optional|
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As a School of Social Sciences student, you will be supported by first-class resources.
As well as access to networked study areas and one of the best-resourced academic libraries in the country, The University of Manchester Library .