International Political Economy

One of the first International Political Economy programs offered in Canada, this joint major provides you with a strong foundation for a broad range of career or postgraduate opportunities in Canada and abroad.

Experts estimate that by the year 2030, more than 800 million workers worldwide could be out of work due to technological automation. In the meantime, the world’s 1% continue to get richer at an alarming rate. The emerging field of International Political Economy (IPE) aims to tackle these challenging global issues, by examining the interconnected nature of national politics and economics at the international level. 

Degrees Offered:

  • B.A. (Honours)


  • Peterborough

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  • Study the interconnected nature of politics and economics at the international and global levels
  • Complete a joint major degree as unique as you (and your interests) – combine IPE with virtually any other program from Economics and International Development to Anthropology and Business
  • Take your education global through a year abroad in virtually any country around the world
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"International Political Economy is a major at Trent that inspires you to do great things in life. I believe that I can change the world."

Kristina Dergacheva

Career Paths:

Career Opportunities

  • International Affairs Agent
  • International Researcher or Advisor
  • Non-governmental Advisor
  • Diplomat
  • International Development Agent
  • Public Employee
  • Private Sector
  • Government Official

Popular Courses:

  • World Politics
  • Growth of the Global Economy
  • Literature and Globalization
  • Causes of War
  • Environment and Development
  • Governments and Politics in the Middle East
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Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Requirements:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
  • A minimum 70% overall final average (unless otherwise specified)
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%
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