Birkbeck, University of London: Global Political Economy

InstitutionBirkbeck, University of London View institution profile
Department Politics
Web http://www.bbk.ac.uk/
Telephone 0203 907 0700
Study type Taught

Summary

The new MSc Global Political Economy provides a cross-disciplinary perspective on the interplay of global political and economic forces that shape our world. You will develop an in-depth understanding of actors and structures governing the global economy. You will then be able to explore a wide variety of topics ranging from the politics of international production, trade and finance to the challenges of global economic governance, dynamics of North-South relations, patterns of inter-state economic rivalry and the future of international capitalism.

MSc Global Political Economy is led by our Department of Politics, which has a strong research reputation in this field. You will also gain the perspectives of internationally renowned law, economics and management experts at Birkbeck who provide theoretical and policy insight into some of the most vital issues facing humanity today. You will also have the opportunity to undertake a major piece of supervised independent research on a topic of your choice.

A formal background in economics is not needed to study global political economy and we encourage you to apply if you have a degree and interests in other areas of social sciences and humanities.

**Highlights**
- Our Department of Politics is a world-renowned centre of original, influential research. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), Politics at Birkbeck was ranked 17th in the UK.

- The Department organises a lively programme of seminars and conferences and is home to affiliated research centres, such as the Centre for the Study of British Politics and Public Life, which run seminars, conferences and other events where some of the world's best scholars present their latest research.

- Our academic staff are international authorities in their respective fields, publishing and delivering stimulating teaching in a wide range of political topics including civil society and the state, public policy, development, gender, international security and terrorism, and social and political theory.

- Students on this course will have the unique opportunity to take a joint module with political economy postgraduate students in other departments as part of the college-wide research partnership in this area within the Birkbeck Centre for Political Economy and Institutional Studies (CPEIS).

- Our location in central London puts us at the heart of the UK’s political life and at the centre of academic London. You can walk down to Parliament and Whitehall, while Bloomsbury contains some of the world’s most famous libraries and centres of research. Our departmental building was once a key location for members of the Bloomsbury Group, so you could be studying in rooms that have hosted distinguished visitors, including T. S. Eliot, George Bernard Shaw and Maynard Keynes.

- You can take advantage of the rich research collections nearby, including Senate House Library, the British Library and the British Library of Political and Economic Science at the London School of Economics. Birkbeck Library has a large politics collection, including the major specialist journals, and provides you with access to an extensive range of online materials.

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Introduction
Birkbeck, part of the University of London, offers nearly 300 taught and research postgraduate programmes across arts and humanities, business and economics, law, science and social science. As an evening teaching specialist, Birkbeck offers its taught postgraduate courses between 6-9pm, with some courses available through distance learning. As with undergraduate courses, postgraduates can study full-time or part-time.

Home to 44 research and specialist institutes, Birkbeck is the sixth largest provider of taught postgrad courses for UK and EU students - some 44% of its 11,000-plus students are on postgrad programmes. Around 90% of its academics ...

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