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					The 2008 Times Good Universities

                                              THE UNIVERSITY OF HULL
UK Guide ranked the Department of
Politics and International Studies as
one of the top six politics
departments in the UK.

In its most recent assessment (April
2001), the UK government’s Quality
Assurance Agency for Higher
                                              MA in Global Political Economy
Education rated our teaching as
excellent (23 out of 24). The QAA             Programme Co-ordinator: Mr Simon Lee
report can be read at

In January 2009, the UK government                                                                                                                                              Why study Global Political Economy at Hull?
                                             Why study political economy?
rated the significant majority of the                                                                           15,000 word dissertation on a topic chosen by the student.      Students are taught by weekly seminars and in small groups.
                                             The MA in Global Political Economy provides students
Department’s research as being                                                                                                                                                  This method of teaching ensures that each student is given
                                             with a comprehensive postgraduate education in the
either paradigm-defining, world-                                                                                In addition, students must take another 40 credits (usually 2
                                             relationship between politics an economics, and the state                                                                          the maximum opportunity to develop his or her
leading, internationally excellent or                                                                           modules) each semester from a list of optional modules
                                             and market in the contemporary global economy.                                                                                     knowledge of the world economy. On completion of the
of international standing.                                                                                      that at present includes but is not restricted to:
                                             Students are able to study a range of taught modules which                                                                         taught module component of the degree, students are
                                             provide a detailed understanding of the principal ideas,                Frameworks of Global Governance                           given the opportunity to research and write a 15,000 word
Further information on any issue             institutions, policies and governance structures that shape the                                                                    dissertation on a topic of their choice in global political
relating to this course is available from:
                                                                                                                     Globalisation and Practice in Practice
                                             contemporary global economy.                                                                                                       economy.Topics for dissertations have included the political
                                                                                                                     Political Economy of Development
                                                                                                                                                                                economy of European competitiveness; the political
Programme Co-ordinator                       Among the topics covered by the degree are the politics of              Political Economy in Competitiveness                      economy of structural adjustment; a case study of
                                             global economic performance; globalisation and regionalism;             Critics of Capitalism                                     Argentina; the political economy of competition policy in
Mr Simon Lee                                 the theory and practice of governance at all levels from the            Terrorism, Civil Disobedience and Dissent                 the European Union's single market; the political economy
Email                     global to the local; the political economy of competitiveness           The European Union: Political Integration and Policy      of the Celtic Tiger; and the political economy of the third
                                             and national economic performance; the causes and                         Analysis                                                 way.
Tel +44 (0)1482 465978                       consequences of national and international financial crises;            The European Union: National and International
                                             the governance of international trade; the role of the                   Perspectives                                              Career progression: Where are they now?
                                             International Monetary FunjWorld Bank and World Trade                   The International Politics of the Environment I & II      Graduates from the MA Global Political Economy have
                                             Organisation in the governance of the global economy; and                Political Economy of the Internet                        gone on to pursue a variety of careers in the public and
Any further information, contact:
                                             the politics of the transnational corporation.                          The Digital Economy and Network Society                   private sectors, including working for NGOs, or to study
                                                                                                                      Democratic Governance in the European Union              for a higher degree.
Mrs Pamela Docherty                          This is a degree programme which enables students to                     IR Theory I & II
Email                  study in detail the very latest developments in the world                Political Theory of Multiculturalism
                                             economy.The degree may be studied full-time (12 months)                                                                            Three graduates have stayed on at Hull to study for PhDs
                                                                                                                      Hegel and Marx: Selected texts                           in the political economy of US foreign economic policy;
Tel +44 (0)1482 466085                       or part-time (24 months).
                                                                                                                                                                                the governance of financial markets; and the political
                                             Programme structure                                                                                                                economy of New Labour. Other graduates have on to
                                                                                                                                                                                study of PhDs at Rutgers, Leuven, Sheffield and Athens,
Postal address and fax number for
                                             Core                                                                                                                               before embarking upon academic careers at Hull,
                                                                                                                                                                                Birmingham and Imperial College. Further career paths
all of the above:                            Political economy in perspective (Semester One)                                                                                    h a v e i n c l u d e d m a n a g e m e n t c o n s u l t an c y a t
                                             The aim of this module is to familiarise students with                                                                             PriceWaterhouseCoopers; financial journalism with Dow
Department of Politics and
                                             some of the major ideas, institutions and policies that have                                                                       Jones Capital Markets; administrative work for a London-
International Studies                        shaped the governance of the post-war international                                                                                based developmental NGO; and administrative work for
The University of Hull                       economy.                                                                                                                           the Tanzanian government.
Hull, HU6 7RX
United Kingdom                               Governing global finance (Semester Two)
Fax +44 (0)1482 466208                       The aim of this module is to provide students with a
                                             systematic understanding of the key contemporary debates
                                             surrounding the globalisation and governance of financial
                                             markets in theory and practice. It covers reforms of the
                                             international financial architecture, the emergence of
                                             private and market authority, managing and preventing
                                             financial crises, and dealing with international financial crime
                                             including money laundering and tax evasion

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