Postgraduate Coursework

Political Economy

The study of political economy looks at economic questions in their social and political context and from different perspectives. You will gain a deep understanding of issues of power and inequality, the forces of globalisation and their impacts on national economic policy settings, and trade-offs between the free market and broader social concerns.

Political economy combines effectively with a range of other training and experience, including journalism, business, social and community work and public health. You will join students who reflect this diversity and bring their unique experiences and perspectives to the debates. Designed and taught by the largest group of political economists at any Australian university, this program provides teaching of the highest calibre.

You can study political economy at the level of a master's degree, graduate diploma or graduate certificate:

The Department of Political Economy Postgraduate Coursework coordinator is Dr. Bill Dunn