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Masters of Development Economics/Economics and Public Policy

Program code: 5691
CRICOS code: 096019F

Delivery location

St Lucia

Duration

2 Years full-time

Commencing

Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)

This program will prepare you for a career in economic development by deepening your understanding of development theory and providing thorough knowledge in how government policy is developed and put into practice.

  • Offered for the first time in 2018, this two-year program is ideal for those who have a bachelor's degree in economics, business, or commerce; or who have some university-level background in economics. See Program Details for entry requirements.
  • Expand your knowledge of economics to the developing world, and cultivate specialist skills in economic modeling and statistical techniques. You will also learn about the forces that affect developing economies.
  • Receive advanced training in areas including macroeconomics, econometrics, public policy, and research. The program also offers a broad range electives courses, which means you can tailor your studies to suit your interests or goals.
  • Join a long tradition of teaching, research and graduate excellence at two of the best schools in Australia for economics and politics research. You'll be taught by some of Australia's leading academics and internationally respected experts.

Position yourself as a leading authority in public-sector economics and analysis, and pursue a meaningful career in central government economic development or work with NGOs.

  • Fast Facts

    Global standing

    UQ’s School of Economics is consistently ranked in the top two per cent of research-intensive economic departments in the world. Our economics researchers also ranked in the top three in Australia in the 2015 ERA Outcomes.

  • In the classroom

    Flexible study framework

    Enjoy the flexibility of a study framework that balances compulsory pre-requisites with elective study areas. You can choose to specialise in study areas including health economics; environmental economics; and international economics and politics.

  • Employability

    Build a career

    In your final year you'll have the option of writing a thesis on an original topic. This will not only further your expertise and skills in critical thinking, writing, project management and problem-solving, but also potentially open doors to a future career in research within industry or academia.

  • Beyond the classroom

    Work closely with experts

    UQ is home to the Australian Institute of Business and Economics and research centres including the Centre for Efficiency and Productivity Analysis and the Macroeconomics Research Group. This means your educational experience is enhanced by the best and latest research.

Career outcomes

Our graduates are sought after in economic policy areas within governments at local, state and federal levels, and internationally.

In Australia and internationally, our graduates have secured jobs with:

  • Central banks, including the Reserve Bank of Australia.
  • Public sector agencies, such as the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Australian National Audit Office.
  • Policy review and advisory boards, such as the Productivity Commission.
  • International organisations, including the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the International Monetary Fund.
  • International financial institutions, such as the World Bank.

Other graduates further their research ambitions and enrol in a Master of Philosophy or PhD program, where they develop their research skills and make significant contributions to knowledge.

Summary

Entry requirements

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 $36,688
Indicative fee 2018

The "indicative annual fee" is the cost of enrolling in the Masters of Development Economics/Economics and Public Policy for the 2018 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

Apply now

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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