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Masters of Development Economics / Economics and Public Policy

Overview

Prepare for a career in economic development by deepening your understanding of development theory and gaining thorough knowledge of how government policy is created and put into practice.

This dual master's degree offers you the opportunity to combine in-depth knowledge of economic development with a thorough understanding of the way government policy is rolled out.

You'll 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). You'll also receive advanced training in areas including macroeconomics, econometrics, public policy and research.

There's a range of electives available, allowing study in fields such as health, environment, innovation and competition policy, international economics and politics, and quantitative techniques for project appraisals.

Additionally, this dual program lets you complete the requirements for two master's degrees over a two-year study period, rather than three years if the programs were taken separately.

Career opportunities include roles at central banks, public sector agencies, international organisations, and policy review and advisory boards.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
2 Years (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
Program Code
5691
AQF
Level 9
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$42272 (indicative per year)
Duration
2 Years
Start Semester
Semester 1 (22 Feb, 2021), Semester 2 (26 Jul, 2021)
Program Code
5691
CRICOS Code
096019F
AQF
Level 9

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Expand your knowledge of economics to the developing world.
  • Cultivate specialist skills in economic modelling and statistical techniques.
  • Learn about the forces that affect developing economies.
  • Prepare yourself for highly sought positions in Australia and overseas.

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

Career possibilities

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

  • Policy program and evaluation consultant
  • Government and public affairs manager
  • Policy and economic adviser
  • Infrastructure and investment adviser
  • Development and infrastructure analyst
  • Environmental policy officer
  • Policy and advocacy officer
  • Education policy analyst

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.

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 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.

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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.

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Student visas

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 (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.

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Indicative annual fee

AUD $42,272

Indicative annual fee 2021

This indicative annual fee is the cost of enrolling in the Masters of Development Economics/Economics and Public Policy 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 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.

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Centrelink support

Indicative annual fee

AUD $33,180

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 Masters of Development Economics/Economics and Public Policy 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 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.

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