Political Economy

Coursework

The Political Economy degrees introduce candidates to key economic debates in their social, political and institutional contexts. The approach is pluralist, encouraging critical analysis and engagement with a wide range of theories and their applications.

We study issues such as country risk, globalisation, financialisation and fragility, economic and social policies, development and trade, economic and environmental sustainability, labour and migration, regional economies, economic rights and inequality.

Our degrees are designed to encompass and support a range of training and experiences – including journalism, business, government policy, social and community work and public health. Our students and staff reflect this diversity and bring a variety of perspectives to the classroom.

Awards and requirements

Please refer to the course rules in this handbook for information on the specific admission requirements for different coursework award courses.

Master of Political Economy
Candidates for the Master of Political Economy are required to complete 72 credit points including:

  • a minimum of 18 credit points from core units of study
  • a minimum of 18 credit points from selective units of study
  • a maximum of 24 credit points from elective units of study
  • a minimum of 6 credit points of capstone units of study
  • an optional specialisation as listed in the unit of study table


Graduate Diploma in Political Economy
Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Political Economy are required to complete 48 credit points including:

  • a minimum of 12 credit points from core units of study
  • a minimum of 12 credit points from selective units of study
  • a maximum of 18 credit points from elective units of study


Graduate Certificate in Political Economy
Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Political Economy are required to complete 24 credit points including:

  • a minimum of 6 credit points of core units of study
  • a maximum of 18 credit points from selective units of study


Candidates who have completed previous study in a relevant discipline may be eligible for a reduction in the requirements in accordance with the table below.

Level of prior learning

Full-time duration

Credit points to complete

Requirements for completion of degree

AQF Level 7 e.g. a bachelor's degree in a directly relevant field in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Medicine

1.5 years (dependent on the specialisation selected)

72

 

Relevant professional experience 

N/A

N/A

Reduction in requirements may be granted on a case by case basis by Departmental approval up to a maximum of 24 credit points.

AQF Level 8 e.g. Honours in a relevant discipline

1 year

48

 

 

Contacts and further information

Website: Department of Political Economy

Coursework coordinator: Dr Susan Schroeder
Phone: +61 2 9351 3666
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