Goldsmiths, University of London: Global Political Economy

InstitutionGoldsmiths, University of London View institution profile
Department Politics and International Relations
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See the story behind what's right in front of you. The MA Global Political Economy examines the world in real terms. You will work with world class global politics experts at the Political Economy Research Centre (PERC), as well as across a number of other Goldsmiths departments, and learn how to hold the world up to scrutiny.

Why study MA Global Political Economy at Goldsmiths? - Learn about the political economy of our energy system, the challenge of responding to climate change, and how to make these issues central to the analysis of politics and economics.

  • Learn about the relationship between global financialised capitalism and the future of democracy.

  • Work closely with academic experts in small-group workshops and seminars.

  • Learn in a truly interdisciplinary programme that allows you to analyse the mechanics of the global political economy from a variety of perspectives.

  • You will trace the unsteady making of the capitalist world, its relation to the environment, and the theories we have developed to make sense of it.

  • Choose from a wide variety of options to build the bespoke degree programme that best suits your interests and ambitions.

  • Join the series of job talks from insiders at policy Think Tanks, NGOs and the private sector.

  • Join the community of academics, policy exports, journalists, and activists who speak regularly at Goldsmith’s Political Economy Research Centre (PERC) events.

  • You will also have the chance to work closely with academics associated with the Centre of Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP), as well as from the departments of Media, Communications & Cultural Studies, Anthropology, and Sociology at Goldsmiths.
  • Be part of a multicultural powerhouse located in a global city that lives and breathes international political economy.
  • You’ll be taught by staff with international reputations in their disciplines and areas of specialisation. These include finance, global governance, international development, post-colonialism, and imperialism, among others.


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