MRes Global Political EconomyFind a programme
|Faculty||Faculty of Social Sciences and Law|
One year full-time;
two years part-time
|Location of programme||Clifton campus|
|Part-time study available||
Part-time study may require daytime weekday attendance
|Start date||September 2021|
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 MRes 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 analysing and resolving many of the key problems confronting humanity in the 21st century will require new and interdisciplinary academic approaches, innovative methods and policy agendas, creative thinking and transnationally comparative data sets.
Fees for 2021/22
We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2021/22 are as follows:
- UK: full-time
- UK: part-time (two years)
- Overseas (including EU): full-time
- Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time
Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.
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 2021/22
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.
You will take a combination of mandatory and optional taught units within the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law (including the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies, School for Policy Studies and School of Geographical Sciences). Each unit is delivered over the course of 12 weeks and assessed by an essay or equivalent form of written submission. This is followed in the summer term by a dissertation.
Please note that some units will be taught collaboratively with partner institutions and will require travel.
Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MRes in Global Political Economy.
An upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in a related field.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.
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 MRes 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 or area studies.
31 July 2021. Early application recommended; places may fill before the deadline.
The closing date for ESRC studentship applications (September 2021 start) is January 2021. For further details on applying for ESRC funding, please visit the SWDTP website.
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REF 2014 results
- Politics and International Studies:
- 16% of research is world-leading (4*)
- 44% of research is internationally excellent (3*)
- 33% of research is recognised internationally (2*)
- 7% of research is recognised nationally (1*)
Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.