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Political Economy

Unit of study table

Master of Political Economy

Students complete 72 credit points, including:
(a) a minimum of 18 credit points from core units of study; and
(b) a minimum of 18 credit points from selective units of study; and
(c) a maximum of 24 credit points from elective units of study; and
(d) a minimum of 6 credit points of capstone units of study.
(e) Students may take an 18 credit point optional specialisation in:
(i) Social Research; or
(ii) Country Risk Assessment

Graduate Diploma in Political Economy

Students complete 48 credit points, including:
(a) a minimum of 12 credit points of core units of study; and
(b) a minimum of 12 credit points from selective units of study; and
(c) a maximum of 18 credit points from elective units of study

Graduate Certificate in Political Economy

Students complete 24 credit points, including:
(a) a minimum of 6 credit points of core unit of study; and
(b) a maximum of 18 credit points from selective units of study.

 

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites
C: Corequisites N: Prohibition

Core units of study

ECOP6101
Political Economy: A Primer
6  
ECOP6103
Dynamics of Economic Change
6  
ECOP6031
Research in Political Economy
6  

Selective units of study

ECOP6010
International Trade: Theory and Practice
6  
ECOP6012
Country Risk Analysis
6  
ECOP6016
China in the Global Economy
6  
ECOP6017
Global Inequality
6  
ECOP6018
Economic Development: Growth and Wellbeing
6  
ECOP6108
Economy-Environment Sustainability

6  
ECOP6115
History of Australian Capitalism
6  
ECOP6601
Economic Cycles and Instability
6 N ECOP3601
ECOP6613
Global Capitalism: Uneven Development
6 N ECOP3613
ECOP6901
Finance and Economic Change
6  
ECOP6911
Theories in Political Economy
6 P ECOP6101
N ECOP3911

Elective units of study

ARIN6906
Emerging Technologies and Issues
6  
BETH5209
Medicines Policy, Economics and Ethics
6 A A degree in science, medicine, pharmacy, nursing, allied health, philosophy/ethics, sociology/anthropology, history, law, communications, public policy, business, economics, commerce, organisation studies, or other relevant field, or by special permission
CISS6004
Health and Security

6  
CISS6006
Intervention and 'Fragile' States
6  
CISS6013
Middle East Conflict and Security
6 N GOVT6154
DVST6901
Development: Civil Society and Wellbeing
6 N SSCP6900
DVST6902
Development: Communication and Education

6 N SSCP6901
DVST6904
Rethinking Poverty
6  
ECMT5001
Principles of Econometrics
6  
ECON5001
Microeconomic Theory
6 N ECON5040
ECON5002
Macroeconomic Theory
6 N ECON5003
ENVI5801
Social Science of Environment
6  
FASS6001
Dimensions of Inequality
6  
GOVT6116
International Organisations
6  
GOVT6123
Globalisation and Governance
6  
GOVT6139
Research Design
6  
PACS6911
Key Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies
6 N SCWK6930
PACS6924
Democracy in the Developing World

6  
PACS6934
Conflict-Sensitive Development Practice
6  
SCLG6901
Citizenship Rights and Social Movements
6 N SCWK6901
SCLG6903
Topics in Rights, Justice and Society
6  
SCLG6910
Comparative Welfare States

6 N SCWK6909
SSPS6001
Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences
6  
SSPS6002
Qualitative Methods in the Social Sciences
6  
SSPS6003
Vocational Placement
6 Where appropriate, prior professional experience will be taken into account when assessing eligibility for this unit.
WMST6903
Gender, Media and Consumer Societies

6  
WORK5002
Foundations of HRM and IR

6  
WORK6018
Comparative Industrial Relations

6  
FASS7001
Academic English for Postgraduates
6 Where students intend to complete both FASS7001 and FASS7002, they should undertake FASS7001 first then FASS7002. Do not enrol in both in one semester.
FASS7002
Critical Thinking and Persuasive Writing
6  

Optional Specialisation

Social Research specialisation
12 credit points from the following:
SSPS6001
Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences
6  
SSPS6002
Qualitative Methods in the Social Sciences
6  
6 credit points from the following:
ECOP6031
Research in Political Economy
6  
FASS6001
Dimensions of Inequality
6  
GOVT6139
Research Design
6  
SSPS6004
Social Research Ethics
6 N SCLG6902 or SCLG3003
SSPS6005
Advanced Qualitative Data Analysis
6  
SSPS6006
Data Analytics for Social Research
6  
SSPS6007
Intro to Computational Social Sciences
6  
Country Risk Assessment specialisation
6 credit points from the following:
ECOP6012
Country Risk Analysis
6  
6 credit points from the following:
CISS6006
Intervention and 'Fragile' States
6  
6 credit points from the following:
SSPS6001
Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences
6  
SSPS6002
Qualitative Methods in the Social Sciences
6  

Capstone units of study

ECOP6121
Dissertation Part A
6 P 24 credit points of units
C ECOP6031
ECOP6122
Dissertation Part B
6 P ECOP6121
ECOP6033
Research Project
6 P 24 Credit Points