International Studies - Global Political Economy (PGDip, PGCert), M.A.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    14000
    Tuition (Year)
    6000
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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One of the key themes in contemporary international studies is the impact of economic globalisation. The International Studies - Global Political Economy (PGDip/ PGCert) course from Oxford Brookes University provides specialised training in the key theories and concepts of advanced international studies, and in particular applies these to the globalisation of economic relations, culminating in autonomous learning and independent study in the form of a dissertation.
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About

The programme will appeal to you if you have a broad interest in international affairs, and if your future work is likely to involve the public sphere in an international and global context. It is relevant to careers in media and general management, as well as in the civil service, intergovernmental organisations and non-governmental organisations. It will also appeal if you are wanting to progress to a research degree.

Why choose this course?
  • A five-day study trip to Brussels and The Hague gives students first-hand experience of how important international institutions, such as the EU, and the International Criminal Court work. The cost of transport and accommodation is included in fees.
  • Access to a dynamic, supportive and rapidly growing community of scholars undertaking internationally recognised research in International Relations, and the opportunity to be part of a research-active group and attend a rich programme of research seminars with presentations from high-profile external guest speakers. .
  • Links with international NGOs, many of whom are based in Oxford, such as Oxfam, and Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID).
  • A reputation for excellence in teaching with strong links between course content and the work of our research-active academic staff.
  • Covers issues such as the globalisation of economic relations and the potential challenges it poses for states and the governance of the international system. Also provides a range of specialist modules that allow you to focus on particular areas of interest.
  • Excellent learning resources both at Brookes and through Oxford's Bodleian Library as well as the extensive use of e-learning facilities to complement your time in the classroom.
Careers and professional development

The programme will appeal to students who have a broad interest in international affairs, and to those whose future work is likely to involve the public sphere in an international and global context. It is relevant to careers in media and general management, as well as in the civil service, intergovernmental organisations and non-governmental organisations. It will also appeal to those wanting to progress to a research degree.

Programme Structure

Courses Included
  • International Relations in Theory and Practice
  • Global Political Economy
  • Readings in Social Science
  • Production, Finance and Global Governance
  • Research Methods in the Social Sciences
  • Production, Finance and Global Governance
  • Research Methods in the Social Sciences
  • Global Governance, Civil Society and Social Movements
  • Global Theory: From Kant to Hardt and Negri
  • Gender in a Global Context
  • Global Politics and the Environment
  • The Law and Politics of Transnational Organisations
  • Independent study
  • Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

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Academic Requirements

Admission Requirements

Students are normally required to have at least a second class honours degree from a university in the UK or an equivalent qualification from countries outside the UK. The degree should be in an appropriate discipline.

English language requirements
  • IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 in reading, writing, speaking and listening.
International applications
  • Preparation courses for International and EU students
We offer a range of courses to help you to meet the entry requirements for this course and also familiarise you with university life. You may also be able to apply for one student visa to cover both courses.
  • Take our Pre-Master's course to help you to meet both the English language and academic entry requirements for your master's course.
  • If you need to improve your English language, we have pre-sessional English language courses available to help you to meet the English language requirements of your chosen master’s.
If you are studying outside the UK, for more details about your specific country entry requirements, translated information, local contacts and programmes within your country, please have a look at our country pages.
How to apply
  • You apply for this course through UCAS Postgraduate.
Through UCAS Postgraduate, you should use the UKPASS portal to make your application, which will then be forwarded directly to our Admissions Office. You should send supporting documentation to us directly using the email addresses on the UKPASS application form.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 14000 International
  • GBP 6000 EU/EEA
  • Home/EU - full time fee: 2017/18: £6,000
  • Home/EU - part time fee: 2017/18: £3,060
  • International - full time: 2017/18: £14,000

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