The MA Political Economy is one of the few opportunities to study advanced political economy in the UK. This innovative MA programme draws on interdisciplinary work at the boundary of politics, philosophy and economics to analyse the ability of political and market processes to address economic and ethical problems.
- A truly interdisciplinary course drawing on work in politics, philosophy and economics.
- It offers students the opportunity to acquire specialist introductory training in disciplines distinct from their undergraduate degree.
- It exposes students to a wide range of theoretical approaches in political economy - both mainstream and heterodox.
- It focuses on the inter-relationship between institutional/empirical analysis and standards of ethical evaluation.
- It has close links with the world of politics and policy both in the UK and overseas.
- A range of option modules are offered, enabling you to specialise and develop in-depth knowledge of various sub-fields within political economy.
- Our Department of Political Economy is the only such department in the UK and provides a unique opportunity to study this interdisciplinary terrain in an environment uniquely designed for that purpose.
Visit the website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/political-economy-ma.aspx
- Description -
Our MA programme will enable you to:
- Acquire the core background in economic and political theory necessary to engage in the interdisciplinary enquiry of political economy.
- Appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of rival theories in both positive and normative political economy.
- Develop the interdisciplinary skills necessary to engage with debates about the ability of political and market process to address economic and ethical dilemmas.
- Apply key political economic concepts to a range of subject areas including comparative political economy, economic development, constitutional analysis, crime and punishment, and distributive justice.
Our programme is designed around core taught modules on key concepts in contemporary political economy and an independent dissertation.
- Course purpose -
Our MA Political Economy reflects King's commitment to developing political economy as a discipline. It is particularly suitable if you want to:
* acquire the conceptual tools necessary to engage with contemporary domestic and global affairs at an advanced level.
* develop the skills needed to make lateral connections across and between fields of study – skills which are required not only for careers in academic research but also increasingly for employability in the public, civil and private sectors.
* develop a rounded approach to learning and personal development which an interdisciplinary environment can bring.
- Course format and assessment -
Teaching is by a mixture of lectures, seminars and group work. You also have the opportunity to engage with visiting speakers and senior figures from the worlds of politics and policy.
The modules on this programme are assessed by a combination of exams and coursework. Typically 20-credit modules might comprise one or two assessments – either one or two essays, an exam/mid-term exam and attendance and participation. The dissertation module will be assessed by a 1,000-word research proposal (10%) and a 15,000-word dissertation (90%)
On completing this programme you may progress into a variety of careers in the public, private and civil sectors. Recent career destinations include:
- Analyst, National Audit Office
- Forensic Accountant, PwC London
- Columnist, The Daily Telegraph
- Policy Analyst, UN Development Programme
- PhD Studies
How to apply: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/taught-courses.aspx
To study for a postgraduate degree at King’s College London
is to study at the city’s most central university and at one of the top 20 universities worldwide (2015/16 QS World Rankings). Graduates will benefit from close connections with the UK’s professional, political, legal, commercial, scientific and cultural life, while the excellent reputation of our MA and MRes programmes ensures our postgraduate alumni are highly sought after by some of the world’s most prestigious employers. We provide graduates with skills that are highly valued in business, government, academia and the professions.
Scholarships & Funding:
All current PGT offer-holders and new PGT applicants are welcome to apply for the scholarships. For more information and to learn how to apply visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/sources
Free language tuition with the Modern Language Centre:
If you are studying for any postgraduate taught degree at King’s you can take a module from a choice of over 25 languages without any additional cost. Visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/mlc