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Master of  Development Economics

Program code: 5469
CRICOS code: 065383J

Location

St Lucia

Duration

1.5 Years full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
Semester 2 (27 Jul, 2020)

Why study the Master of Development Economics

This program is strongly differentiated from typical development-related programs in that it has a strong emphasis on quantitative techniques in econometrics, benefit/cost analysis and operations research. It is also unique in offering students training in how to model the economy as a complex, evolving system, which is highly appropriate in understanding economic development. Graduates will have training in economic modelling and statistical techniques, in addition to the key analytical frameworks in the field of economic development. Given the strong quantitative emphasis of the program, care has been taken to offer a range of electives of a less quantitative nature, including courses offered by four other Schools. The elective list is extensive enough to allow study in fields such as: health; environment; innovation and competition policy; international economics and politics; quantitative techniques for project appraisals.

Summary

  • Program code
    5469
  • Faculty
  • Duration
    1.5 Years full-time
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020)
    Semester 2 (27 Jul, 2020)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
    24
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 9
  • CRICOS code
    065383J

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

An approved Bachelor degree with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale. An approved degree is a Bachelor degree in the discipline of economics, business or commerce; or a Bachelor degree containing at least four courses in any three of the following areas: microeconomics, macroeconomics, statistics and mathematics; or the graduate certificate in economics from this university with a GPA of 4.5.

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.

BEP - 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.

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Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Development 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.

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Program structure

Courses

The courses offered in the Master of Development 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 Development 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 Development Economics at an early exit point and graduate with one of the following awards:

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society
  • Development Studies Network (ANU)
  • Economic Society of Australia

Dual programs

Dual programs let you study two degrees at the same time. Each dual program has a single set of Program Rules.

The following dual programs are available with the Master of Development Economics:

Further study options

Graduates of the Master of Development 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 Development 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.

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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 Development 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 Development Economics is 5469. You'll need this when applying.

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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 Development Economics is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 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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