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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.

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Durham University Business School

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 discip ... [+]

MSc Public Economics At a glance UCAS Code: L1T209 Course Duration: 1 year (full-time) Mode of study: Full Time Location: Durham City Start Date: 02/10/2017, 02/10/2018 Description

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 ... [-]
United Kingdom Durham
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Full-time
1 year
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SOAS University of London

This unique MSc is designed for students whose first degree was only partially in economics or who have already studied a lot of economics and want to do an MSc that enab ... [+]

Mode of Attendance: Full-time or part-time

This unique MSc is designed for students whose first degree was only partially in economics or who have already studied a lot of economics and want to do an MSc that enables them to do a wider range of options. Instead of the usual compulsory courses in micro, macro and econometrics (they are still available as options), this MSc has compulsory courses in institutional economics, development economics, research methods and statistical techniques.

Students will benefit from our unique pluralist approach to economics, covering both conventional as well critical and institutionalist economics paradigms, and our range of regional modules covering different developing and emerging regions in Asia, the Middle East and Africa. We believe economists have to be confident in their use of competing for methodological approaches to participate in global policy debates. You will leave with a knowledge base that is essential for further work in development policy, business and finance and research work in political economy at the global level.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 3 years
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