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.
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
Pathways to development
Rising powers and the liberal economic order
Whither a world economy in crises
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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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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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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