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Political Economy Institute

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Study with the Political Economy Institute

Our research agenda is complemented by the development of a unique master's course in Political Economy.

The course options offered reflect the underlying interdisciplinary approach to the study of political economy that we seeks to advance. As such, our master's course is taught across three Schools in the Faculty of Humanities, the School of Social Sciences, School of Environment, Education and Development and Alliance Manchester Business School.

Master's pathways

The MA allows you to follow one of four main pathways: 

  • Theoretical Political Economy
  • Political Economy of Society, Space and Environment
  • Political Economy of Finance, Business and Work
  • Political Economy of Development
  • International Political Economy

There are two routes you can choose from:

Postgraduate research

By extension, one of our foremost aims is to attract first-class students to pursue doctoral research in political economy at Manchester and provide a research environment of the highest quality.

PEI has a postgraduate network which currently brings together some 70 postgraduate students working in this field.

This network both organises events and activities specifically oriented to postgraduate students and facilitates the full integration of postgraduate students into PEI's research activities.