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Course Overview

Introduces students to the key theories and themes in the disciplinary study of International Political Economy. Topics covered include global inequality and wealth distribution; financialization and crisis; precarization of work; global regulation of trade, labour, and money; gender, and the enviroment in the international political economy.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Ritu Vij

Qualification Prerequisites


What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • MSc International Relations

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

​​This course aims to introduce students to key theories and themes in the disciplinary study of International Political Economy. Taking as its point of departure the view that conventional categories of understanding global flows of labour, trade and finance and the global distribution of wealth and poverty they engender have been rendered inadequate by recent transformations of states, national economies and the global regulatory structure, this course aims to equip students with the theoretical vocabulary and empirical knowledge appropriate to understanding the intersection of politics and economics in a global context.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown


More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Research paper; Critical essay on any one theory.

Resit: ​2 hour exam covering entire course.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.


​Feedback will be provided in sufficient time to be used to improve students' work. Oral and written feed-back will be provided on class presentations and student-led seminars. Written work will be assessed and returned with detailed written comments within 10 working days so that students may improve their understanding of topics and readings covered in the course.

Course Learning Outcomes


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