International Political Economy Research Workshop

This information is for the 2017/18 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Stephen Woolcock CLM.6.13 and Dr James Morrison 95 ALD1.14


This course is available on the MPhil/ PhD in International Relations. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.

It is open to all interested research students and faculty with the Department and is available with permission to students on other programmes.

This workshop is run with the Government Department and European Institute (GV555 and EU555).      


Course content

IR555 is part of the research-training programme for all research students working in the area of international political economy: the relationship between states and markets in a global context. The workshop's principal objective is to foster intellectual exchange by showcasing new and innovative work from leading and emerging scholars.  The workshop will provide a forum in which research students can present their work, discuss the theoretical and methodological problems involved, discuss common challenges in conducting research in this area and obtain feedback on their work.   Research in this area works at multiple levels of analysis and draws on an array of theoretic and methodological approaches from several disciplines. Both historical and contemporary questions are addressed across a range of issues including: trade, migration, global environmental politics, international economic organisations, economic diplomacy, international finance, foreign investment, exchange rates, and monetary relations.


12 hours of seminars in the MT. 15 hours of seminars in the LT.


This course is not assessed.

Key facts

Department: International Relations

Total students 2016/17: 1

Average class size 2016/17: 1

Value: Non-credit bearing

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Leadership
  • Self-management
  • Team working
  • Problem solving
  • Application of information skills
  • Communication
  • Application of numeracy skills
  • Specialist skills