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Key Concepts in Contemporary Political Economy (Module)

Module description

This module is 40 credits and is a core module. This means that in addition to taking the course, you must pass this module in order to graduate with an MA in Political Economy. This module aims to equip students with the core background in the interdisciplinary enquiry of political economy. It will examine the relationship between individual choice, economic rationality and institutional structure and will enable students to appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of rival theories in both positive and normative political economy. Students will develop the theoretical knowledge necessary to engage in debates about the ability of political and market processes and combinations thereof, to address a range of economic and ethical dilemmas.

*Please note that module information is indicative and may change from year to year.

Staff information

Not applicable

Teaching pattern

Weekly 1.5-hour lecture, weekly 1-hour seminar and weekly 1-hour small group

Module assessment - more information

1xextended 5000-word coursework essay (50%) and 1x3-hour unseen examination (50%)

Key information

Module code 7SSPP101

Credit level 7

Assessment coursework written examination/s

Credit value 40

Semester Full-year

Study abroad module No