MRes Global Political Economy

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Awards available MRes
Programme length One year full-time;
two years part-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available Yes
Part-time study may require daytime weekday attendance
Open to international students Yes
Start date September 2017

Programme overview

This programme is one of five interdisciplinary pathways that are delivered as part of the South West Doctoral Training Partnership.

This pathway explores the dynamics of global transformation and policy implications, as well as their interrelations with national and regional institutional and social responses to the changing global political and economic order.

The pathway encourages you to analyse the diverse experiences and impact of economic globalisation and examine relationships between global governance and inequality. It will also help you understand that analysis and resolution of many of the key problems confronting humanity in the 21st century require new and interdisciplinary academic approaches, innovative methods and policy agendas, creative thinking and transnationally comparative datasets.

Fees for 2017/18

Full-time fees

UK/EU
£4,185
Overseas
£15,500

Part-time fees

UK/EU
£2,093

Fees quoted are per annum and subject to annual increase.

Alumni scholarship

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.

Funding for 2017/18

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Law has an allocation of 1+3 and +3 ESRC scholarships.

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Programme structure

Core units

  • Advanced Interdisciplinary Research Design
  • Global Transformations - Issues and Trajectories
  • Introduction to Qualitative Research
  • Introduction to Quantitative Research

Optional units

These can be taken at the University of Bristol, Bath or Exeter. Units can change from year to year but may include the following:

  • at Bristol:
    • International Political Economy
    • East Asia and Global Development
    • East Asia, Europe and Global Integration
    • Sino-US Relations in Global Politics
    • Power, Hegemony and the Ordering of the Global Political Economy
    • Theories of Development
    • Environmental Politics
    • International Law VI: International Law and Human Rights
    • International Law of Trade and Aid
  • at Bath:
    • The Politics of Policy: Actors, Arenas and Conflict in International Perspective
    • International Development and Poverty
    • Wellbeing and Human Development: Concepts, Measurements and Policy
    • Welfare Economics and Distributive Justice
  • at Exeter:
    • The Politics of Global Capitalism
    • Managing in a multinational context
    • Sustainable Enterprise Economy

Dissertation

Over the summer you will complete a research-based dissertation of up to 15,000 words, individually supervised by a member of staff from the school.

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in a related field.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Application method Online application form
English language requirements Profile E
Further information about English language requirements
Admissions statement Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Careers

The MRes in Global Political Economy offers useful preparation for a number of careers. Foremost, the MRes is the academic basis and preparation for students choosing the 1+3 programme (the first year is the MRes and the +3 the PhD).

The programme emphasises ESRC-accredited research methods training, the ability to plan, research and write a sophisticated dissertation, and the ability to think in broad theoretical and interdisciplinary terms about challenging issues. These provide an ideal introduction to academic research and to working for NGOs.

It will be of interest to anyone pursuing a career path in politics, economics, geography, sociology, law, history, international relations, policy studies, development studies and area studies.

How to apply
Application deadline:

The closing date for studentship applications is midday on 2 February 2017. The closing date for non-funded places is 1 July 2017.

Early application recommended; places may fill before our deadline.

International students

Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, and the support we offer to international students.

I chose Bristol because of its outstanding academic reputation. It's reassuring to be taught by people who truly love their subject - their passion becomes contagious.

Joyce

REF 2014 results

  • 16% of research is world-leading (4 star)
  • 44% of research is internationally excellent (3 star)
  • 33% of research is recognised internationally (2 star)
  • 7% of research is recognised nationally (1 star)

Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.

Get in touch

Senior Postgraduate Admissions Administrator Phone: +44 (0) 117 331 7577 Email: spais-mscenquiries@bristol.ac.uk

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