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Masters of  Development Economics/Economics and Public Policy

Program code: 5691

Delivery location

St Lucia

Duration

2 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

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.

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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, please see Programs and Courses for full information about your program structure, rules and requirements.

Government assistance

FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Masters of Development Economics/Economics and Public Policy pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

Find out more about FEE-HELP.

Centrelink Support

The Australian Government offers a number of income-support payments to eligible Australian university students. For more information, visit the Centrelink website.

Indicative annual fee

AUD $30,040
Indicative fee 2019

An indicative annual fee is the average cost of enrolling in the Masters of Development Economics/Economics and Public Policy at 2019 fee rates. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load.

A standard full-time study load is 16 units per academic year. The average fee would be less for part-time study. Actual fees will vary according to your choice of courses, their unit value and the time you take to complete this program.

Fees may be higher in later years as all fees are reviewed annually.

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Scholarships

The University offers more than 200 scholarships for prospective students and more than 350 scholarships and prizes for current students.

Scholarships cover the full range of academic disciplines and are open to domestic students and international students.

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

Applying online

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All domestic student applications for the Masters of Development Economics/Economics and Public Policy can be lodged directly to UQ using our online application form.

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 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

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

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