Postgraduate

Master of Economics

Be at the forefront of economic research and decision making in the government or private sectors.
1.5-2
Years Full Time

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Career Pathways

Graduates can expect to find work in government agencies at the local, state and federal levels, as well as opportunities in the private sector including banks, consultancy companies, international agencies, insurance companies and the finance industry.

As an economist, you could assess the implications of global economic trends on the Australian economy, regional economies or individual industries. In the area of applied economics, you might conduct research and analysis of global and local events for federal agencies such as the Treasury, Reserve Bank of Australia, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and Productivity Commission.

Graduates can expect to find work in government agencies at the local, state and federal levels, as well as opportunities in the private sector including banks, consultancy companies, international agencies, insurance companies and the finance industry.

As an economist, you could assess the implications of global economic trends on the Australian economy, regional economies or individual industries. In the area of applied economics, you might conduct research and analysis of global and local events for federal agencies such as the Treasury, Reserve Bank of Australia, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and Productivity Commission.

Further Study

Students who seek to continue study with the Business School can advance their knowledge with higher degree by research opportunities such as a Doctor of Philosophy. Or after appropriate work experience, graduates may choose to enrol in the Master of Business Administration (MBA).
Students who seek to continue study with the Business School can advance their knowledge with higher degree by research opportunities such as a Doctor of Philosophy. Or after appropriate work experience, graduates may choose to enrol in the Master of Business Administration (MBA).

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

If you’re interested in furthering your career by studying this postgraduate degree, find out the admission details below.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
and
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 65 per cent.

Ranking and Selection Process

Where relevant, admission will be awarded to the highest ranked applicants or applicants selected based on the relevant requirements.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.

This course has higher ELC requirements. Applicants presenting with the IELTS Academic require an overall score of at least 6.5 and no band less than 6.0. For more information visit ELC requirements.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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Course details

Enhance your understanding of the way the world works, from the stock market to national economies and the world economy. Undertake a graduate certificate to be at the forefront of economic research and decision-making in the government or private sectors, or continue to a Master of Economics for a higher level of advanced econometrics, international trade and public policy expertise.

About the course

The Master of Economics is designed for students who plan to pursue careers as economic researchers and decision makers in the public or private sectors.
Master of Economics

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • The estimated time commitment is 12 hours per unit which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 42670
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Master of Economics
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly contact time
  • The estimated time commitment is 12 hours per unit which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
Level of study
  • Postgraduate
Course Code
  • 42670
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Full time/part time duration
  • 1.5 - 2 years
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Economics

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Course structure

Postgraduate coursework degrees and combined (coursework and research) degrees comprise a number of units. Refer to the course structure for more information.

For those students taking the course without admission credit (non cognate) take conversion units to the value of (24 points) and 72 points from one of the following.

Students in the course by coursework only take the following:

All units in Group A and 6 points from Group B (24 points)
All units from one specialisation Groups C, E - H (24 points)
All units from an additional specialisation or options Groups C, E - H (24 points)

Students in the course by coursework and dissertation take the following:

All units in Group A and 6 points from Group B (24 points)
All units in Group C (24 points)
All units in Group D (24 points)
Conversion
Students who have not completed the relevant conversion units or equivalent, as advised by the School, must complete relevant conversion units up to the value of 24 points from this group, as advised by the School(s):
Core - Group A
Take all units (18 points):
Option - Group B
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Advanced Economics specialisation
Students specialising in Advanced Economics and students specialising in Research Dissertation must take all 4 units from this group.
Take all units (24 points):
Applied Economics specialisation
Take unit(s) to the value of 24 points:
Financial Economics specialisation
Take unit(s) to the value of 24 points:
Health Economics specialisation
Take all units (18 points):
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Research Dissertation specialisation
Take all units (24 points):
MASTER OF ECONOMICS

Why study this course?

  1. Stand out among all graduating economists and enhance your career opportunities.
  2. Develop an extensive knowledge of economics.
  3. Pursue applied research.
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Flexibility

We understand that life is busy. That's why our postgraduate courses are designed so you can balance your work and studies. Our flexible postgraduate experience includes the opportunity to study part time, a range of units that are taught after hours, and the option to learn via intensive units. Ask our Student Central team for advice on choosing the right postgraduate route for you. Find out more here.

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Accreditation

     

The UWA Business School is accredited through both EQUIS, the European Quality Improvement System, and AACSB, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. These are the leading business school accreditations in Europe and North America respectively, meaning that your business degree will be recognised by employers around the world.

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