Political Economists study the economy as social scientists. The Master of Political Economy looks at economic questions in their social and political context and from different perspectives. It develops a deeper understanding of issues of power and inequality, the forces of globalisation and their impacts on national economic policy settings, to trade-offs between the free market and broader social concerns.
Taught by the largest group of political economists at any Australian university, and as the only course of its kind nationally, the Master of Political Economy provides unparalleled knowledge of the important trends underlying the global economy and its transformation.
This unique course complements a broad range of training and experience, preparing graduates with the necessary skills for careers across the business, journalism, social, community and public sectors.
The Department of Political Economy is recognised as a leading centre for economic analysis and research, and the Master of Political Economy attracts a diverse spectrum of social scientists seeking a deeper knowledge of economic issues and perspectives. This program is also suitable for those holding existing qualifications in economics, business or finance wanting to understand the social context and alternative perspectives on economic processes.
You’ll acquire a multifaceted understanding drawn from pluralist and at times conflicting perspectives. Core units on research methods of political economy are matched with the opportunity to specialise in particular issues, including trade regulation, finance and economic change, migration, human rights and development.