The Political Economy MA is excellent preparation for a range of employment possibilities in a governmental regulatory agency in the domestic (eg UK) economy or in an international agency dealing with issues in which the interaction of political, economic and historical considerations demand an interdisciplinary political economy approach.
The Political Economy MA gives you a wide range of opportunities to enhance your employability. On completion of the programme you will emerge with a sound understanding of the underlying analytical principles and research techniques used in the study of international economics in the context of finance, industry, trade and labour and the economics of developing countries, as well as the ability to write in a clear and coherent manner about the issues involved. The dissertation evidences the ability to produce an extended piece of research in this field, integrating and demonstrating mastery of this range of skills.
As a result, you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge, and will be seen to be attractive to a range of employers involved in, or dealing with issues concerned with international financial affairs and other issues surrounding the international economy. Institutions concerned with these issues, as well as those concerned with the economics of developing countries, are in both the public and private sector, including governmental and nongovernmental research organisations, financial institutions and individual firms.
If you are already working in these research areas, the programme will provide you with a mixture of analytical insight and relevant skills that will enable you to enhance your existing career path. If you want to proceed onto further study and research, the programme lays the foundations for the continuation of study on an academic career track.