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International Political Economy (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #349 (QS) London, United Kingdom
BSc International Political Economy course at City, University of London  is designed to meet increasing  demand for an interdisciplinary course that prepares students for both the public and private job markets.
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 At City, you will benefit from our competitive advantage in this field and the department’s close links to businesses, the financial industry, policy-makers and think-tanks.

Upon graduating from City, you will be able to analyse complex dynamics of the global markets, financial systems and national political structures, and draw connections between economic, political and social processes driving major changes on the global scene.

Our graduates have found they are well suited for a wide range of career opportunities in the global corporate sector, banking and finance, civil service, international diplomatic corps, global media and international institutions.


A degree in International Political Economy course at City, University of London is designed to meet increasing student demand for an interdisciplinary programme that prepares graduates for both the public and the private job markets.

As a student on this programme you will benefit from City's competitive advantage in the area of International Political Economy and the Department's close links to businesses, institutions and think tanks.

Graduates will be suited to a wide range of career options:

  • Global corporate sector
  • Banking
  • Finance
  • Civil Service
  • International diplomatic corps
  • Global media
  • International organisations.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      4 years with a work placement option.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of economics: markets and prices
  • Principles of economics: countries and systems
  • Introduction to political economy
  • The making of the modern world economy
  • Lies, damned lies and statistics
  • Producing social data.
  • Puzzles of comparative politics
  • Introduction to politics
  • Introduction to political theory

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • 'A' Level: Grades BBB or 120 UCAS tariff points
  • International Baccalaureate (IB): 32 points including 5,5,5 from three Higher Level subjects (no specific subjects required).
  • GCSE: Grade 4 (B) or equivalent in English Language and also in Mathematics or Science.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    15390 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15390 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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