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Master of Advanced Economics

Overview

Benefit from world class, high-level training in formal techniques of economic analysis and econometrics to fast track your career.

Consider your internationally recognised master's qualification in economics an investment in long-term career success.

Over 16 units you'll study courses influenced by the latest economic research, and be taught by world-class academic staff who will ensure you receive a quality education in advanced economics.

This 2-semester program consists entirely of technically challenging coursework. Courses cover advanced econometric theory, quantitative skills for economics, microeconomics, macroeconomics, computational methods and advanced microeconometrics.

This program is often taken as a pathway to PhD studies at UQ. It's also suitable as a standalone credential for those who want to fast-track their careers as economists in sectors that do not require a doctorate.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
1 Year
Start Semester
Semester 1 (8 Feb, 2021)
Program Code
5656
AQF
Level 9
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$40640 (indicative per year)
Duration
1 Year full-time
Start Semester
Semester 1 (8 Feb, 2021)
Program Code
5656
CRICOS Code
092449E
AQF
Level 9

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Increase your analytical abilities, critical thinking and logic, all sought-after by employers wanting the most accomplished candidates.
  • Learn cutting edge techniques of economic analysis and econometrics at a level similar to the first year in a US PhD program.
  • Achieve the qualification you need to take on even greater levels of study.

1 in Queensland for economics and econometrics

QS World University Rankings 2020

2 in Australia for business and economics

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

How you'll learn

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

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

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Advanced Econometric Theory
  • Quantitative Skills for Economics
  • Microeconomics A
  • Computational Methods in Economics

See all courses in this program

See program rules [PDF]

In Semester 1, 2021, we'll be teaching courses on campus and online. Delivery modes vary for each course and may change in future semesters.

Graduate salary

Business & management (postgraduate)

$120K

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Entry requirements

Prerequisites

To enrol in the program, a person must hold a relevant bachelor honours degree or equivalent as approved by the executive dean; or a relevant postgraduate degree in economics or cognate discipline; and satisfy the Executive Dean that, based on the academic record, the person is suitably qualified for admission.

The School of Economics requires the following documentation for all applications:

  • Official transcripts of previous studies
  • CV
  • Cover Letter - a brief statement explaining your motivation for applying
  • Evidence of English language proficiency
  • Two references - for a blank report, request one at economics@uq.edu.au These should be completed by your referees and emailed directly to economics@uq.edu.au

Prerequisites

To enrol in the program, a person must hold a relevant bachelor honours degree or equivalent as approved by the executive dean; or a relevant postgraduate degree in economics or cognate discipline; and satisfy the Executive Dean that, based on the academic record, the person is suitably qualified for admission.

The School of Economics requires the following documentation for all applications:

  • Official transcripts of previous studies
  • CV
  • Cover Letter - a brief statement explaining your motivation for applying
  • Evidence of English language proficiency
  • Two references - for a blank report, request one at economics@uq.edu.au These should be completed by your referees and emailed directly to economics@uq.edu.au

English language requirements

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.

BE - 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.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the academic or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven’t completed the prerequisites, we can help.

Learn about pathway options

Additional application information

The School of Economics requires the following documentation for all applications:

  • Official transcripts of previous studies
  • CV
  • Cover Letter - a brief statement explaining your motivation for applying
  • Evidence of English language proficiency
  • Two references - for a blank report, request one at economics@uq.edu.au These should be completed by your referees and emailed directly to economics@uq.edu.au

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Advanced Economics are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Fees and Scholarships

Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

Learn more about financial aid

Indicative annual fee

AUD $40,640

Indicative annual fee 2021

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Advanced Economics for the 2021 academic year. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (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.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Master of Advanced Economics pay tuition fees.

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

Learn more about FEE-HELP

Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $34,720

Indicative annual fee 2020

Fee information for 2021 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2020.

This indicative annual fee is the average cost of enrolling in the Master of Advanced Economics at 2021 fee rates. It is calculated based on a standard full-time study load (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.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Scholarships

Scholarships

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

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