Faculty of Arts - Global Political Economy

Program description

The Global Political Economy program is a unique interdisciplinary approach for the study of international political, social, environmental, and economic issues. It brings together faculty and course offerings across five disciplines to give you a superb education in global political economic relations, and their effects on local communities. The program integrates courses in Political Studies, Economics, Sociology, Anthropology, and History, and for Advanced degree students, two core courses in Global Political Economy.

Program options

Degree options

B.A. Global Political Economy – 3 years
B.A. Global Political Economy (Advanced) – 4 years

Interesting courses and unique opportunities

 Interesting courses

  • Globalization and the World System
  • World Economies 
  • Introduction to Modern World History 
  • International Political Economy 
  • Power, Politics, and the Welfare State 
  • International Relations 
  • Women in Cross Cultural Perspective 
  • Ecology and Society

Professional opportunities

  • Labour relations officer
  • Economist
  • Political scientist
  • Historian
  • Sociologist 
  • Anthropologist

Many students go on to graduate school (either in a multidisciplinary program at places like the London School of Economics or the Norman Patterson School of International Affairs in Ottawa, or into one of the five disciplines that collaborate on the GPE curriculum). A number of others go on into professional programs such as law, city planning, journalism, or business.

Admission requirements

Visit the Faculty of Arts Direct Entry (high school applicants) or Advanced Entry (post-secondary applicants) application for admission page to learn more about admission requirements, application dates and how to apply.

What is unique about this program at the U of M?

The University of Manitoba’s Global Political Economy is a unique undergraduate program among Canadian universities. It balances a commitment to interdisciplinary education and political economy with a rigourous, coherent set of core and elective courses. Our goal is to give students the tools to analyze how global political and economic forces shape local circumstances. Students are encouraged to ask questions that matter to them, and develop the theoretical and applied skills to answer them.

Important links

Faculty of Arts
Global Political Economy