PGCert Global Political Economy

University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)
Bristol, United Kingdom
Postgraduate Certificate
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1 year
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Entry Requirements

  • An honours degree (a lower second or above) from a recognised UK Higher Education institution or equivalent from a recognised overseas institution;
  • An HND or equivalent professional award (for example, at NVQ 4), plus at least two years of relevant work experience;
  • Applicants with substantial relevant professional experience.

English Language Requirement:

  • If English is not your first language, you will be required to meet the UK Border Agency and Universities minimum English Language requirements such as the International English Language Test (IELTS) overall score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component.


Core modules (15 credits each)

  • The Rise of the Global Economy - explores the origins of, and developments in, the global economy. Looking at the rise and impact of the great powers; the structure and pattern of wealth and poverty across the globe; and the economy's institutional structure, you will be equipped to critically engage with issues and trends in the global economy today.
  • The World Trade Organisation and the Global Trading System - explores the changing nature of the global trade system since WWII and the creation of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and its evolution. In particular, we will assess the role and influence of emerging economies in the WTO and analyse the future of the WTO and the global trading system.
  • The Rise of the BRICS in Global Trade - explores recent developments in the economies of Brazil, Russia, India and South Africa (BRICS), and the nature of their influence in the global economy. In particular, we will investigate the role of the BRICS in their respective regions; relations between the BRICS themselves; and their position in the global economy.
  • The Politics of Trade Negotiation - considers the complex multilateral and bilateral trade negotiations that have taken place since WWII.

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