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Global Political Economy (MA)

The specialisation Global Political Economy of the master’s in International Relations at Leiden University provides you with a cutting-edge understanding of the world economy and its political and social foundations.

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Why study Global Political Economy at Leiden University?

This master’s degree in International Relations has a multidisciplinary approach allowing you to explore and develop your own interests. It will provide you with a rigorous understanding of the global political economy and different approaches to its study as well as ideas and tools for the analysis of critical global issues.

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Explore today’s international challenges

You will gain insights into experiences of interests and actors that shape the global political economy across a variety of world contexts. In addition, you will receive training in the critical analysis of a variety of pressing global issues.

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Benefit from unique expertise

You will benefit from the close contacts between the University and national and international government institutions in The Hague, as well as the unique wealth of area studies at Leiden University.

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Additional MA in International Affairs

During your studies, you are eligible to apply to the prestigious Master’s in International Affairs at the School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University in Bologna.

International Relations Degree

Global Political Economy at Leiden University is an accredited degree programme of International Relations. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited master’s degree in International Relations and the title Master of Arts (MA).

Student for a Day

Join the MA International Relations Student for a Day event on Tuesday  18 September. At this event you will get the opportunity to join a lecture and meet students who are enrolled in the programme. You will also be able to ask students and the Coordinator of Studies any questions you might have. 

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