1 x 4-day intensive workshop yearly
Course context
This topic is only available offshore.

Master of Arts (International Relations in Economy and Trade) by coursework
Topic description
This topic is designed to enable students to develop a principles-based understanding of the world’s increasingly international economic integration. An appreciation of the theories and evidence supporting the links between trade and economic growth are analysed from both a historical and current perspective. Trade policy issues and the role of institutions are examined and evaluated together with a systematic assessment of the international financial and monetary system which supports capital flows within and between international economies.
Educational aims
This topic aims to:

  • Provide a historical context for understanding contemporary international economic integration

  • Give an overview of relevant theoretical approaches

  • Provide a detailed understanding of trade theory, comparative advantage, tariffs and non-tariff barriers

  • Examine trade policy, especially in developing country contexts

  • Given an account of regional trade practices.
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic, students will be expected to be able to:

  1. Critically assess the elements of international economic integration

  2. Analyse and assess the relationship between trade, investment and economic growth

  3. Describe & analyse the institutional factors which can affect trade policy

  4. Actively contribute and add value to international business discussions

  5. Work effectively and collaboratively in study/project teams.