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What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Social and Economic Policy (Economic Policy) will help you explore the most important and complex social, business and government policy issues; matters made all the more poignant when analysed from a unique location at the heart of the country’s socio-economic policy making in Canberra. The degree provides major grounding in economics and sociology, but offers flexibility in terms of subject areas explored, meaning you can study disciplines such as political science and international relations, as well as law, justice studies, business, commerce or management.

The course focuses on developing intuition and critical thinking, and aims at producing well-rounded graduates with strong analytical and problem-solving skills. You’ll become equipped with quantitative, research and policy-relevant tools that have a direct use in the market place and are valued by prospective employers. By the end of the course, you’ll have developed a confident understanding of real-world policy issues and their economic solutions, and will be prepared for either further study in the form of a Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours), or a career in the corporate or regulatory sectors, and beyond.

Study a Bachelor of Social and Economic Policy (Economic Policy) at UC and you will:

analyse the complexities of contemporary times through identifying central economic problems and developing corresponding solutions
consider and evaluate a range of economic theories and apply them to contemporary problems and scenarios in order to develop and suggest policy responses
explain and critique the popular explanations of economic life through the application of rigorous and systematic methods of enquiry that assess resource allocation
recognise, analyse and evaluate the relationships between the scarcity of resources, the nature of values, and the design of social and economic policy in local and global contexts.

Career opportunities

Research fellow
Regulatory analyst
Policy adviser
Economic analyst
Economic forecaster
Labour market economist
Business development manager
Business analyst
Public policy consultant
Financial analyst
Economic consultant
Market analyst

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Business, Government and Law

CRICOS

097664B

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$32,800.00 (17,84,548) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected June 2022

More details

Start date

1 August 2022, 6 February 2023, 31 July 2023

Venue

University of Canberra

11 Kirinari Street,

BRUCE,

Australian Capital Territory,

2617, CANBERRA, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have successful completion of Australian Year 12 qualification. Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0; TOEFL iBT: Overall score of 60 with: R: 13; L: 12; S: 18; W: 21; Pearson Test of Academic English: 50 with no skill score below 50; Cambridge English Scale: 169 with no sub-score below 169: Occupational English Test: No grade lower than 'C' in any of the sub-tests.

For international students

Year 12

Overseas qualification

Academic IELTS of 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0; TOEFL iBT: Overall score of 60 with: R: 13; L: 12; S: 18; W: 21; Pearson Test of Academic English: 50 with no skill score below 50; Cambridge English Scale: 169 with no sub-score below 169: Occupational English Test: No grade lower than 'C' in any of the sub-tests.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Canberra

The University of Canberra has some of the highest graduate employment rates in Australia combined with above average starting salaries.

  • Ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide
  • Ranked among top 10 best universities in Australia
  • Work-Integrated-Learning incorporated into every degree
  • Generous scholarships for international students