Political Economy

Students Commencing in 2014
Degree information

Information for 2013
Degree information


Information for 2014


Master of Political Economy
Graduate Diploma in Political Economy
Graduate Certificate in Political Economy

Candidates for the Master of Political Economy are required to complete 48 credit points, including 18 credit points of core units of study and 30 credit points of elective units of study.

Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Political Economy are required to complete 36 credit points, including at least 12 credit points of core units of study and up to 24 credit points of elective units of study.

Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Political Economy are required to complete 24 credit points, including at least 6 credit points of core units of study and up to 18 credit points of elective units of study.

Core Unit of Study
Semester 1
ECOP6101 Core Concepts in Political Economy
ECOP6103 Strategic Debates on Economic Change

Semester 2
ECOP6101 Core Concepts in Political Economy
ECOP6031 Research in Political Economy

Elective Units of Study
Semester 1
ECOP6010 International Trade Regulation
ECOP6011 USA-Europe-Japan: Trade and Investment
ECOP6016 China in the World Economy
ECOP6121 Long Essay Part A
ECOP6122 Long Essay Part B
ECOP6901 Finance and Economic Change

Semester 2
ECOP6015 Global Employment and Migration
ECOP6018 Economic Development: Growth & Wellbeing
ECOP6108 Economic Management for Sustainability
ECOP6121 Long Essay Part A
ECOP6122 Long Essay Part B
ECOP6130 Human Rights & International Development

Master’s degree candidates may choose up to three, and Graduate Diploma candidates may choose up to two of the following elective units:

Semester 1
ARTS7000 Academic Communication for Postgraduates
DVST6901 Development: Civil Society and Wellbeing
DVST6904 Rethinking Poverty
ECON5001 Microeconomic Theory
ECON5002 Macroeconomic Theory
ENVI5801 Social Science of Environment
GOVT6108 Democracy and Development in SE Asia
GOVT6123 Globalisation and Governance
PACS6911 Key Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies
PACS6923 The Human Right to Food
WORK5002 People, Work and Employment

Semester 2
ARTS7000 Academic Communication for Postgraduates
CISS6008 Population and Security
DVST6901 Development: Civil Society and Wellbeing
DVST6902 Development: Communication and Educatino
DVST6904 Rethinking Poverty
ECON5001 Microeconomic Theory
ECON5002 Macroeconomic Theory
GCST5905 Identity Place and Culture
GOVT6103 Australia in Diplomacy, Defence & Trade
GOVT6304 Development and World Politics
PACS6917 Religion, War and Peace
PACS6923 The Human Right to Food
SCLG6903 New Debates in Social Theory
WORK5002 People, Work and Employment
WORK6018 International Industrial Relations


Units offered in intensive mode
CISS6013 Middle East Conflict and Security (December)
ENVI5903 Sustainable Development (July)
GOVT6116 International Organisations (August)
PACS6911 Key Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies (July)


Information for 2013


Master of Political Economy
Graduate Diploma in Political Economy
Graduate Certificate in Political Economy

Candidates for the Master of Political Economy are required to complete 48 credit points, including 18 credit points of core units of study and 30 credit points of elective units of study.

Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Political Economy are required to complete 36 credit points, including at least 12 credit points of core units of study and up to 24 credit points of elective units of study.

Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Political Economy are required to complete 24 credit points, including at least 6 credit points of core units of study and up to 18 credit points of elective units of study.

Core units of study
Semester 1
ECOP6101 Core Concepts in Political Economy
ECOP6103 Strategic Debates on Economic Change

Semester 2
ECOP6101 Core Concepts in Political Economy
ECOP6031 Research in Political Economy

Elective units of study
Semester 1
ECOP6011 USA-Europe-Japan: Trade and Investment
ECOP6012 Country Risk Analysis
ECOP6016 China in the World Economy
ECOP6018 Economic Development: Growth & Wellbeing
ECOP6028 Research Essay for MEc(Soc Sc) Part 1
ECOP6029 Research Essay for MEc(Soc Sc) Part 2
ECOP6121 Long Essay Part A
ECOP6122 Long Essay Part B

Semester 2
ECOP6015 Global Employment and Migration
ECOP6028 Research Essay for MEc(Soc Sc) Part 1
ECOP6029 Research Essay for MEc(Soc Sc) Part 2
ECOP6108 Economic Management for Sustainability
ECOP6121 Long Essay Part A
ECOP6122 Long Essay Part B
ECOP6130 Human Rights & International Development
ECOP6901 Finance and Economic Change

Master's degree candidates may choose up to three, and Graduate Diploma candidates may choose up to two of the following elective units:

Semester 1
ARTS7000 Academic Communication for Postgraduates
DVST6901 Development: Critical Perspectives A
DVST6904 Rethinking Poverty
PACS6911 Key Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies

Semester 2
ARTS7000 Academic Communication for Postgraduates
DVST6902 Development: Critical Perspectives B
DVST6904 Rethinking Poverty
GEOS5501 Human Rights and the Environment
GOVT6123 Globalisation and Governance
PHIL5921 Cosmopolitan and Community