Graduate Certificate in Political Economy

Study Area

Business and Economics

Study Level



The University of Sydney



Course Detail


Camperdown/Darlington campus

Intake Time

March, August

Standard Duration

6 Months

About the Course

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. 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.


Average Score


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

Background Requirements


The University of Sydney

Institute Ranking

#40 in QS World University Rankings 2021, #2 in Australia

Program Ranking

#4 in Australia for Economics & Econometrics, #36 in the world. *QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020