A Master of Science, or MSc, is a science-based, postgraduate academic achievement awarded to individuals who successfully complete a rigorous course of study in a given area. Many people choose to pursue master’s degrees as a means of obtaining a better career or a higher salary, while others do so in preparation for pursing a higher academic designation.
Just what is an MSc in Political Economy? Designed for students with existing knowledge and a bachelor’s degree in politics, economics, history or a related field, this rigorous course of study generally takes about two years to complete and prepares graduates for work across a broad range of global industries. While there is substantial variation among political economy master’s degree programs, common areas of study include international economics and the political activity of numerous key organizations and corporations, as well as that of notable current and former world leaders.
Many students choose to pursue a Master of Science because the designation enhances career opportunities. Many political economy degree holders also find that they are able to command higher salaries than they were able to with bachelor’s degrees. Additionally, some individuals use the master’s degree as a steppingstone toward a doctorate.
Tuition costs for political economy master’s degree programs fluctuate from one to the next. Potential students are advised to contact each school of interest for current tuition rates.
Some students enroll in a Master of Science in Political Economy program with plans to ultimately enter law school. Others forge careers immediately upon graduating. Common career choices among graduates of these programs include attorneys, legislators, government officials, foreign service officers, journalists, speechwriters, researchers, or university admissions officers, among others.
Those interested in establishing a highly profitable career in politics or economics are encouraged to review the numerous educational opportunities available globally through our extensive database. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
Our MSc programmes in Economics will give you the opportunity to equip yourself with the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue a career in economics and related disciplines. [+]
Our MSc programmes in Economics will give you the opportunity to equip yourself with the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue a career in economics and related disciplines.
The programme consists of a set of core and elective modules, culminating in a practice-based business project or a research-based dissertation.Core and elective modules
Core modules provide a foundation of essential knowledge and understanding.Advanced Macroeconomics Advanced Microeconomics Public Choice Public Economics ... [-]
The MSc in the Political Economy of Development is the latest addition to a portfolio of Masters programmes offered by the Department of Economics and is designed for economists who want to concentrate on applied theory and to expand their regional expertise. [+]
Duration: One calendar year (full-time) Two or Three years (part-time, daytime only). We recommend that part-time students have between two and a half and three days free in the week to pursue their course of study.
Minimum Entry Requirements: Good undergraduate degree in, or including, Economics
Start of programme: September intake only
The MSc in the Political Economy of Development is the latest addition to a portfolio of Masters programmes offered by the Department of Economics and is designed for economists who want to concentrate on applied theory and to expand their regional expertise.
The MSc is a taught masters degree consisting of eight-course modules taught by lectures, classes and tutorials and a 10,000-word dissertation.... [-]
How do global economic and political forces shape the lives and future of citizens, business, and civil society? Of political processes and government? This track focusses on the interaction of 'the economy' and 'politics', both broadly conceived. [+]
How do global economic and political forces shape the lives and future of citizens, business, and civil society? Of political processes and government? This track focusses on the interaction of 'the economy' and 'politics', both broadly conceived. It covers the ground from ‘economics for non-economists’ to understanding how the ‘rules of the game’ are shaped, to thinking about how an open global economy gives rise to ‘new’ conflicts and to a surge of new political movements. You will explore critical issues facing the developed and developing worlds, from Asia to Europe to the Americas - contemporary challenges such as migration, the struggle for development, or better financial market governance. We also explore policy challenges with an ethical dimension such as social policies or corporate power and social inequalities so as better to understand how this plays out in different political environments.... [-]