Politics and Globalisation, Certificate | University of Warwick | Coventry, United Kingdom
21 days
2150 GBP/full
2150 GBP/full
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This Politics and Globalisation course at the University of Warwick will introduce politics and globalisation in such a way that it will enable participants to understand how to approach a wide range of important global political and economic policy problems and participate in public policy debates on the crucial issues facing the world today

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In addition to lectures and seminars covering key aspects of politics and globalisation, the course will feature a series of talks from former leading politicians, policymakers, advisors, central bankers and civil servants on applied topics raised in the course. 

The Politics and Globalisation programme is offered by the University of Warwick .

For example, guest speakers on last year’s course included the Chief Economist of the Bank of England, Andy Haldane; former Cabinet Minister Rt. Hon Ruth Kelly; and the former Chief Economist at Lloyds Bank Trevor Williams. The course also includes field trips to the Bank of England and the Houses of Parliament.

This course will be taught at an intermediate level. It is suitable for anyone who is studying or has studied Politics, Economics, Political Economy, PPE, International Relations, Public Policy, Sociology, Law or related subjects at undergraduate level. The course is also relevant to public policy practitioners from government or industry and the course team is happy to discuss any inquiries as to whether your specific background is suitable.


This course is designed and taught by Andre Alves, Syed Kamall and Philip Booth. Philip Booth is Professor of Finance, Public Policy and Ethics at St Mary's University and former Academic and Research Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs. Syed Kamall is Professor of Politics and International Relations at St Mary's University - from May 2005 to June 2019, he was a Member of the European Parliament for London and as the most senior elected British MEP, acted as an interlocutor between UK and EU negotiators. Andre Alves is Research Director at the Institute for Political Studies of the Catholic University of Portugal and Reader in Economics, Political Economy, and Public Policy at St Mary’s University.

Programme Structure

The topics to be covered include:
  • Global governance
  • The history of globalisation
  • Brexit, trade and globalisation
  • Theory and general principles: market failure and government failure
  • Interest groups and public policy - the economics of rent seeking
  • Theories of institutional change and economic development
  • Institutions, foreign aid and development
  • Behavioural economics and public policy
  • Overview of public finance, levels of public spending and functions on which governments spend money at different stages of development
  • Globalisation, trade and inequality

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 21 days

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Students and those not requiring immigration permissions can apply after the 31st May if our courses are not yet full. 




3 alternative credits

Typical credit: 3-4 credits (US) 7.5 ECTS points (EU)


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • There are no prerequisites for this course. This course is open to students studying any discipline at University level. We welcome individuals from all backgrounds, including students who are currently studying another subject but who want to broaden their knowledge in another discipline. Students should also meet our standard entry requirements and must be aged 18 or over by the time the Summer School commences and have a good understanding of the English language.

Tuition Fee

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    2150 GBP/full
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    Based on the tuition of 2150 GBP for the full programme during 21 days.
  • National

    2150 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2150 GBP for the full programme during 21 days.

Living costs for Coventry

656 - 1057 GBP /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.



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