What will I learn?

Learn to view economic questions in their social and political context, and from different perspectives through the Graduate Certificate in Political Economy. You will gain a deep understanding of issues such as power and inequality, globalisation and its impact on national economic policy settings, and the trade-offs between the free market and broader social concerns.

Why study with us?

The Graduate Certificate in Political Economy provides extensive knowledge of key trends underlying the global economy and its transformation. The Department of Political Economy is a leading centre for economic analysis and research, and this program attracts a diverse cohort of social scientists seeking a deeper knowledge of economic issues and perspectives from this multifaceted program.

You can undertake elective units from other departments, combining political economy with economics, public policy or international relations. Enhance your existing qualifications in political economy, economics, business, finance or other social sciences.

Careers & future study

Graduate opportunities

The course provides you with the skills for a career in business, journalism, and the social, community and public sectors. Our graduates can be found in:

Federal Treasury

Office of the President, Chile

Department of Economic Development, Isle of Man

Leading commercial banks

SBS News

ABC Radio

Unreasonable Institute (entrepreneurship development collective)

UMR Research (issues management specialist)

Non-government organisations

Labour unions

Research degrees at Sydney and elsewhere

Future study options

You can progress from the Graduate Certificate to a Graduate Diploma or Masters, or from a Graduate Diploma to Masters in the same subject area, after successful completion of the shorter course.

Graduate Diploma in Political Economy

Master of Political Economy

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

CRICOS

064138G

Study options

Full Time (6 months)

Tuition fees
Year 1 Tuition fee: AUD $23,000; This indicative tuition fee is subject to annual increase each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year

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

Application deadline

31 January 2022, 30 June 2022

More details

Start date

21 February 2022, 1 August 2022

Venue

The University of Sydney

Camperdown/Darlington Campus,

Level 5, JFR (Jane Foss Russell) Building, 160 City Road,

DARLINGTON,

New South Wales,

2008, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney. English Language Requirements: TOEFL - IBT score: A minimum result of 96 overall including a minimum result of 17 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 19 in Writing; IELTS score: A minimum result of 7.0 overall and a minimum result of 6.0 in each band; TOEFL - PBT score: A minimum result of 592 overall including a minimum result of 4.5 in Writing.

For international students

Admission to candidature for the Graduate Certificate in Political Economy requires:

a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney, with a major in the Social Sciences, or an equivalent qualification; or

evidence of a minimum of three years recent, relevant, professional experience.

Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the admissions criteria. In exceptional circumstances the Dean may admit applicants without these qualifications but whose evidence of experience and achievement is deemed by the Dean to be equivalent.

IELTS: A minimum result of 7.0 overall and a minimum result of 6.0 in each band

TOEFL - IBT score: A minimum result of 96 overall including a minimum result of 17 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 19 in Writing

Pearsons Test of English: A minimum result of 68 overall and a minimum result of 54 in each band

Application deadline: Jan/31 for Semester 1 and June/30 for semester 2.

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

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