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Master of  Advanced Economics

Program code: 5656
CRICOS code: 092449E

Location

St Lucia

Duration

1 Year full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (10 Feb, 2020)

Why study the Master of Advanced Economics

The Master of Advanced Economics is our flagship masters program and offers high-level, cutting edge training in formal techniques of economic analysis and econometrics at a level similar to the first year in a US PhD program.

This program can be used

a) As a pathway to a PhD
b) As a standalone advanced Economics training credential appropriate for private and public sector professional economists.

The Master of Advanced Economics (16 units) is designed for students who have previously completed a bachelor honours degree or a postgraduate degree in economics or a cognate discipline and achieved outstanding results. It has been specifically designed to develop advanced technical skills in Economics.

Applications will be considered in two rounds during the year. However, commencement in the program is only in February each year. Application deadlines are 30 April and 30 September each year. The selection committee will review all completed applications in a competitive process after the deadlines; only those with complete documentation will be reviewed.

Summary

  • Program code
    5656
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1 Year full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (10 Feb, 2020)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    16
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 9
  • CRICOS code
    092449E

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

To enrol in the program, a person must hold a relevant bachelor honours degree or equivalent as approved by the executive dean; or a relevant postgraduate degree in economics or cognate discipline; and satisfy the Executive Dean that, based on the academic record, the person is suitably qualified for admission.

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

View the English proficiency policy

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Advanced Economics are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa.

The Australian Government has simplified the visa application process. Now, all international students apply for the Student Visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted. Find out more about the visa application process.

Learn more about entry requirements

Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Master of Advanced Economics are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Master of Advanced Economics. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Early exit points

Depending on your choice of courses, it might be possible to withdraw from the Master of Advanced Economics at an early exit point and graduate with one of the following awards:

Further study options

Graduates of the Master of Advanced Economics have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Programs and Courses

If you're a current student who has already commenced study at UQ, refer to Programs and Courses in my.UQ for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Find out more about financial aid, including scholarships and financial aid programs.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $40,640
Indicative fee 2020

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Advanced Economics for the 2020 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year.

If you enrol in a larger or smaller study load, your fees will be calculated on a proportionate basis.

All fees are reviewed annually.

Visit Tuition fees for more information.

Scholarships

International students are eligible to apply for a number of scholarships and prizes. These may be offered by the University, the Australian Government, foreign governments, or private organisations.

Many scholarships have specific eligibility criteria and are very competitive. More information, including information about how to apply, is available on the Scholarships website.

Applying online

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All international student applications for the Master of Advanced Economics can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form or through an approved UQ agent in your country.

The program code for the Master of Advanced Economics is 5656. You'll need this when applying.

Find out more about applying for postgraduate coursework study.

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Additional application information

The School of Economics requires the following documentation for all applications:

  • Official transcripts of previous studies
  • CV
  • Cover Letter - a brief statement explaining your motivation for applying
  • Evidence of English language proficiency
  • Two references - for a blank report, request one at economics@uq.edu.au These should be completed by your referees and emailed directly to economics@uq.edu.au

Important dates

There are a number of dates and deadlines you need to meet when applying for postgraduate study.

The closing date for the Master of Advanced Economics is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - September 30 of the previous year.

A full list of dates relevant to UQ students is available on the Student Matters Calendar.

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