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    Full time & Part time available

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    12 Months Full Time, 24 Months Part Time

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  • Last Updated

    29 March 2019

Do  you want to work internationally? The degree in International Political Economy will allow you to work either internationally or at home in an international position. You develop an understanding of the world affairs that shape our world in terms of society, trade, security, the definition of boundaries within regions and countries.

The programme allows you to study the relationship between people, markets, governments and society using methodology from economics and politics worldwide. It provides you with a vast insight into how countries manage risk, finance, globalisation, power balance and trade deals. You study wealth distribution, foreign affairs, tariff policies and the impact of trade. This is a very interesting area to get involved in if you are fascinated by how our economy or other economies around the world function internally and externally.

As a political economist you can work in capital cities in an advisory role in government and the civil service or you can work in business as a financial analyst, trade specialist or market research analyst. You are also suitable for positions which require a high degree of analytical thinking and critical skills thinking. You could work within national security areas, action committees, environmental organisations, research institutes and international development.

Courses listed for the programme

Semester 1

  • International Political Economy: Theory and Themes


  • Theories and Concepts in International Relations
  • Qualitative Research Methods in Politics and International Relations
  • Energy Politics
  • Religion, Conflict and Security
  • Introduction to Energy Economics

Semester 2

  • Dimensions of Globalisation


  • Global Security Issues
  • Research Design, Data and Presentation
  • International Energy Security
  • Terrorism and Counter Terrorism
  • Approaches to Quantitative Analysis in Social Research

Semester 3

  • Dissertation in International Political Economy

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Why study at Aberdeen?

  • You are taught by a range of experts including lecturers and teaching fellows with in depth knowledge of Globalisation
  • The programme is designed to prepare you for an international career in government and non government organisations

Where you study

  • University of Aberdeen
  • Full Time or Part Time
  • 12 Months or 24 Months
  • September

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