Master On Campus

Political Economy

University of Sydney

12 months
44000 AUD/year
29000 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Political Economy from the University of Sydney helps you to 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. 


The Political Economy from the University of Sydney 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.

Career Pathways 

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Asia Pacific Politics
  • Development and World Politics
  • Finance and Economic Change 
  • Core Concepts in Political Economy
  • Strategic Debates on Economic Change
  • Research in Political Economy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


72 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 079642B 

  • a bachelor's degree with a minimum credit (65%) average calculated over the whole degree, from the University of Sydney, including a major in the Social Sciences, or an equivalent qualification

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    44000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 44000 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    29000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29000 AUD per year during 12 months.
  • Student Contribution Amount (SCA) for year 1: $14,500 (indicative only)

Living costs for Sydney

1882 - 3547 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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