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MSc in International Political Economy (Research)

Programme Code: TMIPERE

Department: International Relations

For students starting this programme of study in 2022/23

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 half unit courses, optional courses to the value of two 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

MY4IR Research Design for International Relations (0.5)


and one 0.5 unit course from:


MY421L Qualitative Research Methods (0.5)


MY421M Qualitative Research Methods (0.5)


MY425 Case Studies and Comparative Methods for Qualitative Research (0.5)


MY428 Qualitative Text and Discourse Analysis (0.5) #


MY451L Introduction to Quantitative Analysis (0.5)


MY451M Introduction to Quantitative Analysis (0.5)


MY452L Applied Regression Analysis (0.5) #


MY452M Applied Regression Analysis (0.5) #

Paper 3

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


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 and Development (0.5)


IR489 Economic Diplomacy (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.