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MSc International Political Economy (Part-Time)

 Course Level
Masters / PG
Part Time

2 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

14800 SGD
4650 SGD

Application fee

International 22 SGD
National 22 SGD
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)100
TOEFL-PBT (min)600

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About this course

The MSc (International Political Economy) programme provides the link between politics and economics by examining relevant theoretical and practical concepts from both disciplines. It seeks to equip students with:

  • Analytical skills necessary to understand complex interactions between international politics and economics
  • Substantive knowledge spanning countries and regions throughout the world
  • An understanding of the historical evolution of the global political economy in order to appreciate and address challenges in the contemporary period


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Eligibility Criteria

The students require the following to be eligible for this programme:

  • A Bachelor’s degree with honours from a Singapore university or overseas equivalent
  • Standardised Test Scores: test scores for TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) must be submitted by all applicants except those with undergraduate degrees from universities where English was the medium of instruction. A TOEFL Test Score of minimum 600 (paper-based), 250 (computer-based) or 100 (internet-based) or a IELTS score of minimum 7.0. are required. Test dates must be within two years or less from the date of your application.
  • A university letter stating that English was the medium of instruction must be provided by all candidates whose undergraduate degrees were taught entirely in English but in a non-English speaking country
  • A provisional degree certificate or a university letter stating the expected graduation date is required for applicants who have not yet completed their undergraduate studies. The original degree certificate must be provided for verification at the point of matriculation, otherwise candidates will not be admitted to the masters programme
  • A 2:1 UK degree (or overseas equivalent) in Political Science or a related subject for applicants to the NTU-Warwick Double Masters Programme


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Course Modules

Modules in  this programme include

Core Courses:

  • IP6000 Theories and Issues in International Political Economy
  • IP6001 Economics for International Political Economy
  • IP6015 Quantitative Methods in the Study of International Politics

Primary Courses (max 6):

  • IP6008 A Globalizing China in the World Economy
  • IP6009 Monitoring Forecasting and Managing Country Risk and Economic Crisis
  • IP6016 Energy and Environment Issues
  • IP6018 Regional and Global Financial Crisis
  • IP6021 International Economic Institutions and International Economic Policies
  • IP6022 Indonesian Economy
  • IP6025 Comparative Political Economy
  • IP6026 Introduction to the Political Economy of Southeast Asia
  • IP6027 Political Risk Analysis
  • IP6030 The Political Economy of Economic Development and Integration in Asia
  • IP6031 Culture, Institutions & Development
  • IP6032 International Trade & Finance
  • AS6021 Government-Business Relations in Asia

Elective Courses (2):

  • AS6000 The International History of Asia
  • AS6001 Comparative Politics of Asia
  • AS6007 Government and Politics of Southeast Asia
  • AS6008 Maritime Security and Territorial Disputes in the Indo-Pacific
  • AS6010 State and Politics in Modern Indonesia
  • AS6011 State, Society and Politics in Malaysia
  • AS6013 State, Society and Politics in China
  • AS6015 Non-Traditional Security Issues in Asia
  • AS6020 Islam, State and Society in Southeast Asia
  • AS6022 China’s Foreign and Security Policy
  • AS6023 India’s Foreign and Security Policy
  • AS6024 Nationalism and Multiculturalism
  • AS6025 Introduction to Discourse Analysis, with a special emphasis on Religio-Political Discourse
  • AS6026 Religion, Violence and Peacebuilding
  • AS6027 State, Society and Politics in the Philippines
  • AS6028 Studying Religion in Plural Societies
  • AS6029 Governance & Security in Myanmar AS6026 Religion, Violence and Peacebuilding
  • AS6030 Encountering Religions in Plural Societies: Comparative & Contrastive Perspective
  • AS6032 Contemporary Relations of Islam and Politics: Deconstructing Islamism
  • AS6033 Modern Challenges, Contextualisation & the Qur’an
  • AS6034 Political Anthropologies of Southeast Asia
  • AS6035 Dialogue: Interreligious Encounters & Peacebuilding
  • AS6036 Islam, Diversity & The Religious Other
  • AS6037 Christianity, Religious Violence & Peacebuilding
  • AS6039 Comparing the Dynamics of Islam in Turkey & Indonesia
  • AS6040 China’s Foreign Relations
  • IR6001 The Study of International Relations
  • IR6003 Critical Security Studies
  • IR6004 International Relations of Northeast Asia
  • IR6005 International Relations of South Asia
  • IR6006 The Study of Institutions
  • IR6011 Foreign Policy and Security Issues in Southeast Asia
  • IR6015 Japanese Foreign Policy
  • IR6020 European Union and Contemporary European Security
  • IR6023 An Introduction to International Law
  • IR6024 International Human Rights Law
  • IR6025 Global Governance
  • IR6028 Current Topics and Controversies in U.S. Foreign Policy
  • IR6029 Foreign Policy Analysis
  • IR6030 The International Politics of Islam: Ideas, Actors and Contemporary Issues
  • IR6031 International Politics of Communication
  • IR6033 Global Environmental Politics
  • S6005 The Analysis of Defence and Security Policies
  • S6010 Technology and Military Innovation: A Revolution In Military Affairs Defense Transformation or Something Else?
  • S6014 The Evolution of Strategic Thought
  • S6016 The Study of War
  • S6019 Terrorism, Intelligence and Homeland Security
  • S6024 Problems in Combating Insurgency and Terrorism
  • S6028 Countering Religiously-Motivated Terrorism in Southeast Asia: Issues and Challenges
  • S6029 Nuclear Politics in Asia
  • S6031 Globalisation, Arms-Racing and Naval Development in the Asia Pacific
  • S6034 Jihadist Strategic Thought and Practice
  • S6035 Insurgency and Counterinsurgency in Modern Asian Politics
  • S6037 Selected Issues in Terrorism and Counterterrorism
  • S6038 Conflicts in the Digital Age: Information and Cyber Warfare
  • S6040 Intelligence in Peace and War
  • S6041 Comparative Civil-Military Relations: In Theory and Practice
  • S6043 Comparative Asian Security Policy

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How to Apply

The online application process is given below:

  • Apply Online
  • Pay Application Fee
  • Check Application/Results status

Kindly refer to: http://www.rsis.edu.sg/gpo/admissions/how-to-apply/  for more details.

  • Complete set of supporting documents (must be legible) have to be uploaded via the fully digital application portal. Do not send hardcopy of admission package.
    • Please attach all the required documents listed below within your online application (we recommend pdf format). Kindly note that we are unable to process incomplete applications.
    • One passport-sized photograph (electronic copy, jpeg format)
    • Copy of Academic Transcript(s) issued by your university (must be in English, otherwise an official English translation must also be provided).
    • Copy of undergraduate degree certificate (must be in English, otherwise an official English translation must also be provided).
    • Statement of Purpose: applicants should discuss the professional, academic and personal experiences which contributed to their desire to study at RSIS, their specific interest in the intended area of focus, and professional goals/objectives upon graduation (600 words).
    • Essay on an issue of national/international importance: discuss an issue of national or international importance and its concern to you (600 words).
    • Copy of NRIC / Passport (page showing your nationality and personal details)
  • Applications are to be submitted electronically only. Late submissions would not be accepted and any other form of submission would not be processed. The School may contact applicants about additional information or documents at a later date (if required).
  • If you are applying to more than one programme, please use the same application number and pay application fee for each programme applied. Ensure that the payment is made to the correct programme code. Mode of payment for digital application is only by online payment via credit card.


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