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MSc in International Political Economy (Research)

Programme Code: TMIPERE

Department: International Relations

For students starting this programme of study in 2021/22

Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations

Classification scheme for the award of a taught master's degree (four units)
Exam sub-board local rules

Full-year programme. Students must take two compulsory courses, optional courses to the value of 1.5 units and a dissertation as shown.

Please note that places are limited on some optional courses. Admission onto any particular course is not guaranteed and may be subject to timetabling constraints and/or students meeting specific prerequisite requirements.


Course number, title (unit value)

Paper 1

IR470 International Political Economy (0.5)

Paper 2

MY4M1 Foundations of Social Research 1 (1.0) or


MY4M2 Foundations of Social Research 2 (1.0)

Paper 3

Courses to the value of 1.5 unit(s) from the following:


IR429 Economic Diplomacy (1.0)  (not available 2021/22)


IR453 Global Business in International Relations (0.5)


IR454 Governing International Political Economy: Lessons from the Past for the Future (0.5)


IR467 Global Environmental Politics (0.5)


IR468 The Political Economy of Trade (0.5)


IR469 Politics of Money in the World Economy (0.5) #


IR480 The Politics of Inequality, Development and the State (0.5)


One 0.5 unit course from another programme approved by the Programme Director.

Paper 4

IR485 Dissertation in International Political Economy (1.0)

# means there may be prerequisites for this course. Please view the course guide for more information.

Note for prospective students:
For changes to graduate course and programme information for the next academic session, please see the graduate summary page for prospective students. Changes to course and programme information for future academic sessions can be found on the graduate summary page for future students.