MA in International Political Economy: Critical Theories, Issues, and Conflicts


The MA in International Political Economy (IPE) concentrates on the critical comprehension, understanding, and analysis of developments in international political economy, in terms of its theories, issues and conflicts. Students will be equipped with critical analytical insights into contemporary issues such as globalisation, trans-nationalisation, development, conflict and human rights. Competency will be developed in the critical theories of, and contemporary approaches to, international political economy.

On completing the programme students will have a deeper understanding of the historical evolution of different approaches to international political economy, and be able to apply these approaches to contemporary issues in international political economy. Students will apply the intellectual skills developed in the programme in the preparation and presentation of theoretical and/or applied analyses in the form of a dissertation.


Two Core Modules

Four Option Modules

Click here for a list of optional modules, and to view the Postgraduate Module Handbook.


During the Summer Term students start work on a dissertation on a topic of their choice. The dissertation is due for submission at the end of the summer vacation.

Study Part-Time

The MA in International Political Economy may also be taken on a part-time basis over two years (24 months).


null‌ for this course using the online application system.

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nullMarc Venhaus, MA in International Political Economy

"I enjoyed the excellent learning environment and thought-provoking debates with my peers and teachers".