Masters | Postgraduate Course - Global Political Economy MRes Course Details within University of Exeter

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Tuition fees per year 2019/20 UK/EU: £4,400 International: £17,100
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Global Political Economy MRes

Study Details

MRes 1 year Full time 2 years Part time

This programme is ideal for students interested in a variety of careers including academia, government, think tanks, charities and the private sector. You will focus on important contemporary issues such as globalisation, international relations and inequality as well as other public policy challenges.

A cross-disciplinary Masters degree with offerings from management, economics, politics and accounting means you will gain an incredibly diverse and intellectually stimulating perspective on how each area directly impacts on the global political economy.

Module details

Compulsory modules

  • BEE3042 International Political Economy 15
  • BEMM067 Business and Management Research Design 15
  • SSIM901 Advanced Interdisciplinary Research Design 15
  • BEMM065 Quantitative Research Methods 15
  • BEMM066 Qualitative Research Methods 15
  • BEMM355 Dissertation for MRes Mgt 60

Optional modules
Please choose 45 credits from the below list: 

  • BEEM100 Macroeconomics 15
  • BEMM116 Principles of International Business 15
  • POLM502 International Relations: Power and Institutions 30
  • BEMM041 Leading, Managing and Developing People 15
  • BEMM161 Sustainable Enterprise Economy 15
  • BEMM042 Resourcing and Talent Management 15
  • BEMM059 International Human Resource Management 15
  • BEMM164 Consumption, Markets and Culture 15
  • BEEM112 Quantitative Research Techniques 2 15
  • BEEM108 International Trade and Regional Integration 15
  • BEAM070 Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility 15
  • BEAM051 Principles of International Taxation 15
  • POLM073 Political Economy of Food and Agriculture 15

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 degree with honours in Economics or a related discipline such as Politics, International Development, Social Sciences or Management from a recognised university.

Applications must include a Research Statement (no more than 1000 words). This should include the following:

  • An explanation of  why you have chosen a research Masters rather than a taught Masters programme.
  • An outline how this MRes programme will help further your career goals?
  • An outline your research interests.
  • 3-5 key strengths that make you an ideal candidate for the MRes, referring to you CV.

Programme Funding

We offer numerous scholarships to encourage exceptional students to apply for Masters programmes at the University of Exeter.

Student Destinations

We are very proud of our graduates who have careers across a broad range of sectors and are working all over the world. Example destinations of recent graduates of the School's postgraduate programmes include:

- Director, Strategic Matters UK
- Business Analyst, Dresdner Kleinwort
- Business Consultant, Transition Consulting
- Account Executive, IMG
- Financial Business Analyst, Reuters
- Chartered Financial Analyst, 7city Learning
- Equity Analyst, Japanese Bank
- Trainee Fund Manager, Scottish Widows
- Finance Analyst, The Arcadia Group
- Business Analyst, Dresdner Kleinwort
- Assistant Economist, Customs and Excise
- Economist, Bank of Estonia
- PhD Statistics, London School of Economics and Political Science
- Associate Lecturer, Universidad de Castilla, Spain (PhD Economics)
- Risk Analyst, GE Capita
- Trainee Accountant, Citibank
- Investment Analyst, Stamford Associates
- Account Manager, Renaissance Group, Nicosia
- Investment Analyst, Capital Finance
- Senior Executive, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Prague
- Economist, Civil Service
- Global Share Dealer, Deloitte
- Ship Broker, Ssy
- Banker, Standard and Chartered