Economics (Political Economy) MA
Facts about Economics (Political Economy)
|Duration||Full time: 1 year
Part time: 2 years
|Attendance||May include evening, weekend or day-release sessions and can vary from semester to semester.|
|Assessment||Assessment may include class tests, essays, examinations, graded exercises, practical coursework, presentations, take-home tests, dissertation, literature review and economic reports.|
Choose Kingston's Economics (Political Economy) MA
The Economics (Political Economy) MA offers a singular opportunity to pursue economic analysis to MA standard using both standard and heterodox approaches. It covers Neoclassical as well as Keynesian and Marxist theories. Topics covered include selfish versus social foundations of human behaviour, the reasons for and effects of changes in income distribution and efficiency versus instability in the working of financial markets. This degree will give students the knowledge relevant to working in a governmental agency, for a private sector firm or an international organisations dealing with issues in which economic questions such as the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development).
What will you study?
In the Economics (Political Economy) MA you will have an opportunity to pursue a full-fledged degree in economics from a political economy perspective. You will engage with the core graduate economic analysis necessary for advanced level economics research: Macro & Micro Theory and Applied Econometrics & Economic Policy. In addition, you will study the economic history of capitalism and the history of economic ideas in Economic Change & Ideas, putting the range of economic analysis pursued in a broad historical and intellectual context. The module focused on political economy, Political Economy: Effective Demand, Exploitation and Unemployment, gives a rigorous development of present-day competing political economy paradigms. You are then well prepared to write a dissertation in economics from a political economy perspective that is fully cognizant of the relevant considerations from the disciplines of economics, as well as political economy.
You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language for free during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish.
Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.
- Applied Econometrics and Economic Policy
- Economic Change and Ideas
- Macro- and Microeconomic Theory
- Political Economy: Effective Demand, Exploitation and Crisis
- Economics Dissertation
All modules are core.