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City, University of London: Global Political Economy

Institution City, University of London View institution profile
Department Department of International Politics View department profile
Study type Taught


The Global Political Economy MA will help you broaden your understanding of the complex contemporary global economic system and its socio-political relationships. The course is designed for inquisitive students that want to develop a cutting-edge perspective on global economic and financial relations, inter-state competition, mechanisms of global governance and processes of transformation and change.

You don’t need any formal economics education for this course. Students come from a wide range of subject fields, including Politics, Law, Business Studies, Media Studies, the Humanities and more.

From global inequality and tax evasion to financial regulation and financial crises, the expertise that you develop on this advanced MA will enable you to pursue a wide range of rewarding career options in the public and private sectors.

The Global Political Economy MA will help you:

  • Get an advanced specialist education in the field of global political economy.

  • Develop your analytical skills and the ability to examine and critically evaluate the complex structure of relationships between markets, governments, transnational actors and networks in the setting of the globalising economy.

  • Acquire an advanced conceptualisation of the problems of global capitalism in the 21st century.

  • Critically examine rapid economic change and its socio-political roots in the contemporary world.

  • Analyse and articulate your analysis of complex issues and debates to a high level.

  • Prepare for a diverse range of careers and develop contextual knowledge that will be applicable for life-long learning in a rapidly changing economic environment.


City University of London


The School of Policy & Global Affairs is a centre of world-class scholarship, education and public service, making a transformative impact on society. 

Located in one of the world's greatest financial and political centres, we engage with the key challenges and debates that are shaping policy formation in a rapidly changing world. 

The School was formed in summer 2022, bringing together the Department of Economics, Department of International Politics, and the Department of Sociology and Criminology. 

Our highly-rated courses in these subject areas equip students with the knowledge and skills to respond to the world’s most pressing policy challenges. With …

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