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Master of Development Economics

Overview

Extend your quantitative abilities, further your understanding of development theory and equip yourself with the confidence and capability to improve the quality of life in the developing world.

UQ's School of Economics works with schools across the university to provide an interdisciplinary learning experience for the Master of Development Economics, with teaching provided by a host of experts in the field.

During your studies you'll learn how to address one of the most critical problems facing humanity: how to create thriving and sustainable economies to overcome poverty and inequality. You'll also look at the other important issues facing the developing world, from population to health and environment.

Study our 1.5 year 24 unit program, designed for applicants with an economics, business or commerce background, and you'll gain specialist skills in economic modelling and statistical techniques, as well as advanced knowledge of the forces that affect developing economies.

Both master's will provide a qualification that's in demand for roles domestically and internationally in both the private and public sectors.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
1.5 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020), Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
Program Code
5469
AQF
Level 9
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$40640 (indicative per year)
Duration
1.5 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (24 Feb, 2020), Semester 2 (3 Aug, 2020)
Program Code
5469
CRICOS Code
065383J
AQF
Level 9

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Explore the big issues, such as the impact of globalisation on developing economies, along with pollution, climate change, water quality and natural resources.
  • Expand your knowledge of economics in the developing world in a unique program that's strongly differentiated from typical development-related studies.
  • Gain key quantitative skills in econometrics, benefit/cost analysis and operations research that will prepare you for specialised roles.

2 in Australia for business and economics

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2020

55 in the world 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
  • Peer-assisted study sessions
  • 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:

  • The Macroeconomy
  • Globalisation and Economic Development
  • International Trade and Investment
  • Consumer and Firm Behaviour

Dual programs

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Development and infrastructure analyst
  • Environmental policy officer
  • Policy and advocacy officer
  • Education policy analyst

Professional memberships

When you graduate, you may be eligible for memberships with the following professional organisations. Contact the organisation to find out how to become a member.

  • Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society
  • Development Studies Network (ANU)
  • Economic Society of Australia

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

An approved Bachelor degree with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale. An approved degree is a Bachelor degree in the discipline of economics, business or commerce; or a Bachelor degree containing at least four courses in any three of the following areas: microeconomics, macroeconomics, statistics and mathematics; or the graduate certificate in economics from this university with a GPA of 4.5.

Prerequisites

An approved Bachelor degree with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale. An approved degree is a Bachelor degree in the discipline of economics, business or commerce; or a Bachelor degree containing at least four courses in any three of the following areas: microeconomics, macroeconomics, statistics and mathematics; or the graduate certificate in economics from this university with a GPA of 4.5.

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.

Learn more about 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

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Development 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.

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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 2020

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Master of Development Economics for the 2020 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 Development 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 $33,180

Indicative annual fee 2020

This indicative annual fee is the average cost of enrolling in the Master of Development Economics at 2020 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 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • 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 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

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.

Contact the ATSIS Unit