International Political Economy at City, University of London - UCAS

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Course summary

Our International Political Economy BSc is designed to meet increasing demand for an interdisciplinary course that prepares students for both the public and private job markets. This bespoke programme – the first degree in IPE in the UK – provides training in a range of conceptual and analytical skills. These will help you analyse the challenges facing decision-makers in business and politics in the global age. You will be able to analyse complex dynamics of the global markets, financial systems and national political structures. You’ll have the skills and knowledge to draw connections between economic, political and social processes driving major changes on the global scene.

  • Study politics, the economy and society as a whole, developing a fully integrated understanding of the world’s changing economic and political topography
  • Receive interdisciplinary training from the largest concentration of world-renowned experts in IPE and related fields
  • Benefit from our close links to business, the financial sector, policy-makers and think tanks
  • Develop data literacy, analytical skills and in-depth understanding of micro- and macro-economic theory that are sought-after a wide range of careers.


Year 1 Core Modules: Studying Politics Introduction to Political and Economic Data Analysis Principles of Economics I: Markets and Prices Principles of Economics II: Countries and Systems Introduction to Political Economy The Making of Modern World Economy Emerging Powers in a Changing World Myth and Mysteries of World Politics Year 2 Core Modules: Theories of International Political Economy Practical Politics Core Elective Modules: States and Markets in the Era of Globalization Comparative Political Economy Analysing Political and Economic Data in the Real World Advanced Principles of Economics: Financial Markets and Corporate Systems The Global Political Economy of Development Elective Modules: Transnational Social Movements Advanced Theories of Global Politics Security Studies: Conceptual Approaches Security Studies: Contemporary and Emerging Issues Foreign Policy Analysis: Theories and Issues Foreign Policy Analysis: Instruments and Practice Religion and Politics in the Age of Global Change Advanced Topics in Comparative Politics Politics of the USA Comparative Asian Politics Political Risk Analysis Political Psychology: Reason & Emotion in Politics Authoritarianism and Democracy in the 21st Century History Elective Modules: Fifty Shades of Red - Russia in the Twentieth Century The American Century: The United States in the Twentieth Century Cultures of Benevolence: Philanthropy and Civil Society from 1601 to the Present The Making of Modern Japan Slavery, Colonialism and Revolution in the Caribbean Sociology Elective Modules: New Media Challenges Understanding Social Change Contemporary Social Theory Sociology of Race and Racism Journalism Elective Module: Humanitarian Reporting Modules are subject to change.

Assessment method

Assessment is by coursework (assessed essays and assignments), team projects, presentations, and the final year dissertation.

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The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £20860 Year 1
International £20860 Year 1

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International Political Economy at City, University of London - UCAS