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

Inequality and Labour Markets (Online)

  • Short courses
  • Mon 24 Sep 2018 to 07 Dec 2018

What's Wrong With Economics?

  • Short courses
  • Tue 02 Oct 2018 to Tue 04 Dec 2018
  • 7:30-9:30pm 10 meetings

An Introduction to Theory U in Economic and Financial Systems

  • Short courses
  • Sat 03 Nov 2018 to 04 Nov 2018
  • 10.00am - 5.00pm both days

Microeconomics: An Introduction (Online)

  • Short courses
  • Wed 09 Jan 2019 to 22 Mar 2019

Social Entrepreneurship (Online)

  • Short courses
  • Wed 09 Jan 2019 to 22 Mar 2019