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King's College London - Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy MA in International Political Economy
King's College London - Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy

MA in International Political Economy

London, United Kingdom

1 Years


Full time, Part time

Sep 2024

GBP 33,258 / per year **


* first application deadline

** UK students: £18,258 per year | International students: £33,258 per year


The International Political Economy MA will give you an in-depth knowledge of the political and economic forces that are transforming our world. You will explore at an advanced level the main theories and issues concerning the interaction of governments, business and other societal actors within different regions and across the globe. It is one of the most international courses in its field in the UK, currently attracting students from over 30 countries, offering you a rich diversity of backgrounds and perspectives.

Key benefits

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the major interests, institutions and ideas that shape the global political economy
  • Explore the interaction of politics and economics at the international level from a variety of perspectives in an interdisciplinary programme hosted by an interdisciplinary department
  • Study at a world-class institution, ranked 13th in the world, and 5th in Europe, for politics and international relations by the 2023 QS World University Rankings
  • Learn from world-leading scholars who contributed greatly to King’s College London being ranked first in the United Kingdom for research power in the field of politics and international relations in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework according to Times Higher Education

Course essentials

This course offers an in-depth analysis of the major scholarly debates in international political economy. We will give you an understanding of global issues from a variety of perspectives, including critical and heterodox. You will examine a wide range of interdisciplinary approaches on the required module - International Political Economy: Theory and Issues - and then choose from a wide range of modules covering specific regions or issues to allow you to pursue your own interests in greater depth. In addition, they would be gaining invaluable first-hand working experience in London, which will enhance their employability as well as support their academic and intellectual development.

The course is ideally suited to anyone with a degree in International Relations, Economics, Politics, International Political Economy and European & International Studies. We also welcome graduates from other disciplines in the humanities, the social sciences and law, as well as those from a professional background, as more diversity will enrich your experience.

This course is primarily taught at the King’s College London Strand Campus. Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary.

Duration: One year full-time, September to September, two years part-time



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