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Economics and Public Policy

Bachelors of Economics / Science

This is an economics-centred major for anyone interested in how governments can affect economies in a globalised world.

The major focuses on the analytical tools you'll need to design and evaluate public policies. Core courses examine public finance and regulatory economics, while electives include advanced microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics and a range of policy courses.

Graduates usually work in public policy, government bodies, not-for-profit organisations, private enterprise and politics.


2 in Australia for business and economics

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021

1 in Queensland for economics and econometrics

QS World University Rankings 2021

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Investment analyst
  • Economic consultant
  • Economic analyst
  • Policy analyst

How you'll learn

In 2022, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options (for most programs and plans) for students who can't attend in person. See the list of programs and plans you can't commence online.

Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Online study
  • Research experience
  • Workshops

What you'll study

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