International Political Economy

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Murdoch University
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About this unit

Students who want to gain a deeper understanding of the increasingly interdependent world will benefit immensely from this online International Political Economy unit from Open Universities Australia and Murdoch University.

The online unit is designed to give you a detailed understanding of the issues facing today's world, including development, trade and the rise of new economic powers.

The unit will provide you with insight into conceptual approaches to politics in the world economy, covering major issues in economic globalisation (trade, finance, multinational corporations, and international institutions), and the major debates and controversies over contemporary political issues that affect different populations.

Eligibility

You must have completed 18 credit points (6 OUA units) at level one, prior to enrolling in this unit.

Applicants must also ensure they have not completed a previous version of this unit.

Areas of study

In this International Political Economy unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction to IPE
  • The rise of the modern world economy
  • Conceptual approaches to IPE
  • International institutions and economic governance
  • The global trade system
  • The international financial system
  • Global production and multinational corporations
  • Economic regionalism
  • Pathways to development
  • Globalisation debates
  • Rising powers and the liberal economic order
  • Whither a world economy in crises

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Murdoch University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit equips you with the intellectual and analytical skill sets that many employers find attractive, and prepares you for a challenging and fulfilling career in international and domestic public policy, diplomacy, non-governmental organisations, as well as in the private sector.

The International Political Economy unit provides you with many useful transferable skills to succeed in these roles, including: the ability to research, source and examine information thoroughly; the tools to critically analyse evidence and engage in key debates; an understanding of different concepts and theories related to the political dynamics of the global economy; enhanced written and oratory communication skills; and intellectual independence and autonomy.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in International Political Economy from Murdoch University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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