MA in International Political Economy
We live in a globalising world economy and urgently need to understand it.
The taught Masters in International Political Economy at the University of Warwick is one of the foremost postgraduate programmes in Britain and Europe for the study of International Political Economy (IPE).
- How will global capitalism, and the nexus of regulatory institutions within which it is embedded, transform social, political and economic relations in the 21st Century?
- How can we meet the challenges of global trade and finance, transnational corporations, regionalisation, global governance, and the global environment?
- What is the relationship between politics and economics within the global political economy, and how, in this light, should we understand the relationship between states and markets?
- What is the future of the state, the market and civil society in this changing world?
The postgraduate degree programme in International Political Economy at Warwick offers you interdisciplinary opportunities to address these key issues in-depth. Our MA and Diploma in IPE are leading degrees in this field, and our staff are at the cutting edge of international political economy research. The Department of Politics and International Studies at Warwick hosts Britain's leading IPE research centre, the Economic and Social Research Council’s Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation.
The Director of the Programme is Dr. Ben Clift.
- In the first 2 terms students take taught modules (120 CATS total).
- The core module, 'Theories and Issues in International Political Economy' (40 CATS), is assessed by one timed essay, one short research essay, and one long research essay.
- You then have a free choice of optional PAIS modules, assessed by research essays (including the core modules of other PAIS MA programmes), and can take selected modules from other departments.
- In the summer term students who have met the required standard proceed to the dissertation (60 CATS).
- British 2.1 degree (or International equivalent) in Political Science or a closely related subject
- Non-native English speakers should have an IELTS score of 7.0 or equivalent
- A strong statement of purpose
- Two strong academic references
- Please note that Diploma entry is available for IPE
Last updated August 19, 2015