MA International Political Economy
The global economic and political order is in turmoil. This master's programme is designed to equip students to address the global geopolitical and social transformation fostered by intensified trans-national economic integration in the early 21st century.
- Standard programme: One year full-time or two years part-time
- Extended programme: 18 months full-time or three years part-time
Start: September or January.
The aims of the MA in International Political Economy are to:
- Provide students with a research-active teaching environment which gives them a good grounding in the study of Social Science in general and International Political Economy in particular.
- Offer a critical perspective of the interplay between structures and actors in the global economy, political systems and processes, individuals and the institutions of civil society.
- Ensure that students acquire a solid understanding of methodologies for the study of Social Science in general, and in the application of those understandings to the study of International Political Economy in particular.
- Ensure that students acquire a solid understanding of major theoretical approaches to International Political Economy, the historical development of the contemporary global economy, and the application of theoretical and historical knowledge to the analysis and understanding of contemporary issues and cases in the field.
- Ensure that students acquire the necessary skills for advanced assessment of contemporary problems in IPE and their solutions.
- Develop students' general research skills and personal skills (transferable skills), in particular through a substantial dissertation.
The MA in International Political Economy is offered in both the Standard (90 ECTS) and the Extended (120 ECTS) Programme format.
The Extended Programme allows students to broaden their knowledge and experience within the programme by taking more options whilst at the same time affording them a greater opportunity for internships. Students can also benefit by taking parts of the programme in Canterbury as well as in Brussels.
To be awarded a standard MA in International Political Economy, students must take 6 taught modules, the methodology module 'Fundamentals, Dissertation and Research' and then submit a dissertation on a topic in International Political Economy. For the extended programme students must take an additional 3 taught modules.
The programme is divided into a number of blocks called modules. Each module carries 20 credits (10 ECTS). The dissertation carries 60 credits (30 ECTS).
Candidates who complete 6 taught modules and the dissertation are eligible for the standard MA in International Political Economy (90 ECTS) whilst those who complete an additional three modules are eligible for the extended MA in International Political Economy (120 ECTS).
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Last updated August 31, 2015