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MA Political Economy (Research Route)

University of Manchester

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    The University of Manchester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course description

The MA in Political Economy course at Manchester offers a cross-disciplinary curriculum of study in political economy.

The MA is housed in the Centre for the Study of Political Economy, which brings together the world-class research strengths in the field of political economy at the University. The course is taught by members from across the Faculty of Humanities in the School of Social Sciences, the School of Environment and Development, and the Alliance Manchester Business School.

Each student will pursue their particular interests in political economy through one of four pathways:

Theoretical Political Economy;
Political Economy of Society, Space and Environment;
Political Economy of Finance, Business and Work;
Political Economy of Development.

Each pathway offers courses drawn from across the different disciplines in the schools, offering you unique exposure to the full breadth of the field of political economy. The research route is an ESRC recognised 1 + 3 course which offers training in both quantitative and qualitative research methods that prepares you for doctoral research.

Teaching and learning

Part-time students complete the full-time course over two years. There are no evening or weekend course units available on the part-time route.

You must first check the schedule of the compulsory units and then select your optional units to suit your requirements.

Updated timetable information will be available from mid-August and you will have the opportunity to discuss your unit choices during induction week with your course director.

Career opportunities

Our recent graduates have gone on to undertake a PhD in political economy. Others have gone into careers that require advanced research skills in areas such as academia, the civil service and the public, private and voluntary sectors.

The University also has its own dedicated Careers Service that you would have full access to as a student and for two years after you graduate.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Manchester

  • University League Table

    13th

  • Campus address

    The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    27th out of 80 1

    20th out of 86 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    161 73%

    20th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78.0 78%

    36th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.91 78%

    49th

    9
  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    160 77%

    16th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%

    15th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.84 77%

    65th

    12

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