|Duration||1 year full time
2 years part time
- Ideal for students interested in a variety of careers including academia, government, think tanks, charities and the private sector
- Focus on important contemporary issues such as globalisation, international relations and inequality as well as other public policy challenges
- Gain an incredibly diverse and intellectually stimulating perspective on how each area directly impacts on the global political economy
- Learn how to fully comprehend, analyse and address issues affecting the global political and economic landscape
- Acquire a wide range of quantitative and qualitative research skills.
Triple accredited Business School
Accredited by AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB
Top 100 Financial Times ranked European Business School
Rated 83rd in the world according to the 2019 Financial Times Masters in Management rankings
A 2:1 degree with honours in Economics or a related discipline such as Politics, International Development, Social Sciences or Management from a recognised university.
Applications must include a Research Statement (no more than 1000 words). This should include the following:
- An explanation of why you have chosen a research Masters rather than a taught Masters programme.
- An outline how this MRes programme will help further your career goals?
- An outline your research interests.
- 3-5 key strengths that make you an ideal candidate for the MRes, referring to your CV.
Entry requirements for international students
English language requirements:
Overall score 6.5. No less than 6.0 in any section.
Overall score 90 with minimum scores of 21 for writing, 21 for listening, 22 for reading and 23 for speaking.
Pearson Test of English (Academic)
58 with no less than 55 in all communicative skills.
Other accepted tests
Information about other acceptable tests of linguistic ability can be found on our English language requirements page.
Applicants with lower English language test scores may be able to take pre-sessional English at INTO University of Exeter prior to commencing their programme. See our English language requirements page for more information.
A cross-disciplinary Masters degree with offerings from management, economics, politics and accounting means you will gain an incredibly diverse and intellectually stimulating perspective on how each area directly impacts on the global political economy.
We utilise new international data sources and methods, so you will also learn how to fully comprehend, analyse and address issues affecting the global political and economic landscape whilst acquiring a wide range of quantitative and qualitative research skills.
This programme is available to study over 12-months full-time or 24-months part-time.
The course is delivered collaboratively by the University of Exeter, University of Bristol and the University of Bath as part of the South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP). You can elect to study optional modules at the universities of Exeter, Bristol or Bath.
UK/EU fees per year:
International fees per year:
Teaching and research
Our postgraduate taught programmes utilise a range of teaching methods including lectures, seminars and tutorials.
The aim of lectures is to give you information on ideas that are central to the module and to help you in developing your understanding of complex ideas. Many of the teaching materials for lectures are made available to you electronically to accompany the notes you take during the lecture. Lectures are given by a range of staff members, including leading professors, who integrate their latest research findings into the teaching that you receive. Guest lecturers, including members of industry, also contribute to some modules.
Seminars and tutorials
Seminars and tutorials involve an in-depth exploration of the issues covered in lectures as well as giving you the opportunity to discuss various concepts and theories and receive feedback on your written assignments.
Modules are assessed through a mixture of group work, coursework, project work and examinations; the weighting of each of these components will vary according to the academic requirements of the module. Examinations are normally held at the end of the module, in January and May/June.
We are very proud of our graduates who have careers across a broad range of sectors and are working all over the world. Example destinations of recent graduates of the School's postgraduate programmes include:
- Director, Strategic Matters UK
- Business Analyst, Dresdner Kleinwort
- Business Consultant, Transition Consulting
- Account Executive, IMG
- Financial Business Analyst, Reuters
- Chartered Financial Analyst, 7city Learning
- Equity Analyst, Japanese Bank
- Trainee Fund Manager, Scottish Widows
- Finance Analyst, The Arcadia Group
- Business Analyst, Dresdner Kleinwort
- Assistant Economist, Customs and Excise
- Economist, Bank of Estonia
- PhD Statistics, London School of Economics and Political Science
- Associate Lecturer, Universidad de Castilla, Spain (PhD Economics)
- Risk Analyst, GE Capita
- Trainee Accountant, Citibank
- Investment Analyst, Stamford Associates
- Account Manager, Renaissance Group, Nicosia
- Investment Analyst, Capital Finance
- Senior Executive, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Prague
- Economist, Civil Service
- Global Share Dealer, Deloitte
- Ship Broker, Ssy
- Banker, Standard and Chartered
Developing your skills and career prospects
The University of Exeter Business School provides a range of support to help you develop skills attractive to employers. Visit our Student Startup page and our postgraduate Business School careers service web page for more information.
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