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  • Qualification

    MRes - Master of Research

  • Location

    Birkbeck, University of London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    04-OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Our MRes Global Politics explores the history of global political and economic forces and the ideas that have shaped them. We will consider and evaluate the genesis and transmission of neoliberal economic orthodoxy, the development of global politics and global structures of governance, including the creation and operation of institutions such as the World Trade Organization, foreign direct investment, migration, and the idea and reality of globalisation.

You will develop your ability to analyse political debates and issues in a critical manner, and learn how to locate and assess qualitative and quantitative data and research resources. You will be taught by academics with expertise in global history and politics, and the course combines theoretical approaches with empirical knowledge and real-world case studies.

The core modules explore the history, politics and institutions of global governance as a response to the challenges of globalisation, and introduce you to the key issues and policy debates in international political economy. You then undertake expert training in qualitative and quantitative research techniques. The culmination of the programme is writing a dissertation on the subject that interests you most.

CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY

Graduates go on to careers in international organisations, policy research, journalism, the diplomatic service, the voluntary sector, and economic or political forecasting. Possible professions include Civil Service fast streamer, government social research officer, or Diplomatic Services operational officer. This degree may also be useful in becoming a researcher, newspaper journalist, or politician’s assistant.

We offer a comprehensive Careers Service to help you advance your career, while our in-house, professional recruitment consultancy, Birkbeck Talent, works with London’s top employers to help you gain work experience that fits in with your evening studies.

Tuition fees

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£ 16,020per year

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University information

Birkbeck, University of London

  • Campus address

    Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, United Kingdom, WC1E 7HX, England

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