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Masters of  Development Economics/Economics and Public Policy

Program code: 5691
CRICOS code: 096019F

Location

St Lucia

Duration

2 Years full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (25 Feb, 2019)
Semester 2 (22 Jul, 2019)

Why study the Masters of Development Economics/Economics and Public Policy

The dual degree of the Master of Development Economics and Master of Economics and Public Policy offers students the opportunity to combine a deep understanding of economic development theory with a thorough understanding of how government policy is developed and rolled out. This allows students to be fully equipped for a career in central government economic development. Students will study a program with a strong emphasis on quantitative techniques in econometrics, benefit/cost analysis and operations research (MDevEcon), alongside an economics-centred, multidisciplinary program (MEconPP). A range of electives are available, allowing study in fields such as health, environment, innovation and competition policy, international economics and politics and quantitative techniques for project appraisals. This dual program will allow students to complete the requirements for two Masters degrees over a two year study period, rather than three years, if the programs were taken separately.

Summary

Admissions criteria

Prerequisites

To enrol in the program, a person must meet the entry requirements for both the Master of Development Economics (24 units) and Master of Economics and Public Policy (24 units) programs.

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, view the English proficiency policy.

Visa requirements

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Masters of Development Economics/Economics and Public Policy 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.

Program structure

The Masters of Development Economics/Economics and Public Policy is made up of two course lists:

Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.

The Masters of Development Economics/Economics and Public Policy has a single set of Program Rules, which explain what is required to complete the dual program. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

If you decide to enrol in a dual program, you can use a Dual Degree Planner to help organise your studies.

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

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 $38,528
Indicative fee 2019

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Masters of Development Economics/Economics and Public Policy for the 2019 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 Masters of Development Economics/Economics and Public Policy 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 Masters of Development Economics/Economics and Public Policy is 5691. 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 Masters of Development Economics/Economics and Public Policy 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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