Welcome to the Department
Founded in 2010 we are the only dedicated Department of Political Economy in the United Kingdom.
Situated in the School of Politics and Economics our teaching and research recognises that the disciplines of Politics and Economics are inextricably linked. It is not possible to properly understand political processes without exploring the economic context in which politics operates. Similarly, sound economic analysis requires an awareness of how resource allocation is conditioned by political institutions, historical context and ethical values, and the way these have been understood by different traditions in social thought.
In a world characterised by financial uncertainity ecological insecurity and value conflict, the links between political and economic processes are ever more apparent and the need for a multifaceted appreciation of how they operate, has never been greater.
Our degree programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level are informed by this vision. Students receive rigorous training in their respective discipline while having the opportunity to draw on insights from world class faculty working across the rich interdisciplinary space of political economy.