Neoliberalism and the Global Economy in an Age of Crises (924M1)

30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

This module provides you with a grounding in the study of global political economy. Focusing on the postwar period, you will examine the evolution of the global political economy and consider its implications for individuals, groups, firms and political authority. In particular, you trace the evolution of the global political economy from its multilateral grounding in the post-war era to its present day globalising tendencies. Paying attention to the important theoretical issues and problems raised by the expansion of the global political economy, the module will focus on three interrelated themes:

  • the internationalisation of production
  • the globalisation of finance
  • the changing nature of political authority/the state on the globalisation of the structures of production, finance and governance and the effects of these trends.


100%: Practical (Workshop)


20%: Coursework (Report)
80%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 267 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.