The Political Economy MA is an innovative course designed to provide you with an understanding of the theory necessary to engage in the interdisciplinary analysis of political economy. The course will also equip you with essential research, analytical and critical thinking skills.
The course is made up of optional and required modules. You must take modules totalling a minimum of 180 credits and a maximum of 210 credits to meet the requirements of the qualification, 60 credits will come from a dissertation of around 10,000 words. You will study Key Concepts in Contemporary Political Economy and in addition to completing a required 10,000-word dissertation, you will also choose further related modules to support your study interests.
We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.
We use lectures, seminars and group tutorials to deliver most of the modules on the course. You will also be expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study.
|Module ||Lectures, seminars and feedback || Self-study|
| Per 15-credit taught module
The total contact time for each 15-credit taught module is 20 hours.
| Each 15-credit taught module has 130 hours of self-guided learning time.
| Dissertation module
|| A set of dissertation workshops plus one-to-one dissertation consultations.
|| 592 hours self-study and project work.
Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.
The primary method of assessment for this course is a combination of written examinations and coursework. Assessment patterns will vary across modules, but examples of typical assessments for 15-credit modules would be a 3,000-word essay or a 2-hour unseen examination. The assessment of the dissertation module will be through a 1,000-word research proposal (10%) and a 10,000-word dissertation (90%).
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