The Political Economy MA is a broadbased multidisciplinary course that will develop your critical understanding of the UK and global political and economic institutions. You will also acquire the theoretical skills necessary to engage with contemporary domestic and world affairs at an advanced level.
- An interdisciplinary course utilising elements from the fields of politics, philosophy and economics.
- Learn a wide range of theoretical approaches in political economy - both mainstream and heterodox.
- Intensive study based on the relationship between institutional/empirical analysis and standards of ethical evaluation.
- Located in the heart of London, the Department of Political Economy has a strong reputation for research-led teaching and links to industry.
Who should take this course
An honours degree at 2:1 standard or above in political science/government, economics or any relevant social science.
Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 180 credits.
King's College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study.
You are required to take the following modules:
- Key Concepts in Contemporary Political Economy (40 credits)
- Dissertation (60 credits)
If you are taking the part-time course, you will usually take Key Concepts in Contemporary Political Economy (40 credits) during the first year of your programme and the dissertation module in the second year of your programme.
You will take an additional 80 credits from a range of optional modules that may typically include:
- Comparative Political Economy (20 credits)
- The Politics of Regulation (20 credits)
- Game Theory & Political Economy (20 credits)
- Radical Political Economy (20 credits)
- Quantitative Methods in Political Economy (20 credits)
- Media, Elections & Campaigning (20 credits)
- Institutions & Economic Development (20 credits)
If you are taking the part-time course, the Department will allow you to select how many optional modules you wish to take during Year 1 and during Year 2. Students may take a maximum of 40 optional credits from level 7 modules outside of their programme's approved module list, subject to approval by the Course Director. Students may take an additional non-assessed 20 credit language module in addition to the required 180 credits.
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