Economics and politics


Short courses for the public

Arguably, there is little in our lives that Economics and Politics doesn't touch. These days, the study of both is probably more exciting and more useful than ever.

Economics studies the production, consumption, and transfer of wealth – how consumers, firms and governments determine how resources are allocated. The study of Politics is the study of governance and debate, and provides an understanding of the impact of political institutions on modern societies. 

Studying Economics and Politics helps make sense of governmental policy-making, the conduct of businesses and the enormous economic transformations happening throughout the world.

Many of our courses can be studied for credit which means they can count towards a recognised qualification, such as our Undergraduate Certificate of Higher Education.

Upcoming courses

Social Policy and Welfare States in the 21st Century (Online)

  • Short courses
  • Mon 28 Jan 2019 to 12 Apr 2019

An Introduction to Theory U in Economic and Financial Systems

  • Short courses, Professional development
  • Sat 16 Feb 2019 to 17 Feb 2019
  • 10.00am - 5.00pm both days

From the Third World to Our Global Village - Change in International Development

  • Short courses
  • Tue 23 Apr 2019 to Tue 25 Jun 2019
  • 7:30-9:30pm 10 meetings

Microeconomics: An Introduction (Online)

  • Short courses
  • Wed 24 Apr 2019 to 05 Jul 2019

Social Entrepreneurship (Online)

  • Short courses
  • Wed 24 Apr 2019 to 12 Jul 2019