Undergraduate + Postgraduate

Bachelor of Economics and Master of Economics

This accelerated pathway will provide students with high-level, discipline-specific knowledge in economics, with a heavy focus on developing your quantitative and analytical skills, and on exposing students to the breadth of disciplines that economics can cover.
90
ATAR

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Address

Student Central

The University of Western Australia(M355) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

International

1800 653 050

Hours

8.30am – 5pm AWST, Monday – Friday

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.

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Fees and scholarships

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Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for this course's Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

How to apply

Ready to apply for this major? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

Our accelerated pathway means you will finish your two degrees in only four years, with the additional benefit of two dedicated experiential units that will provide unique opportunities for work integrated learning, internships, or developing your research skills.

About the course

An advanced pathway that leads to a three year Bachelor of Economics degree with the option of an additional Masters in Economics degree after four years. 
Bachelor of Economics and Master of Economics

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Level of study
  • Undergraduate + Postgraduate
Course Code
  • CM002
CRICOS code
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Bachelor of Economics and Master of Economics
Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Level of study
  • Undergraduate + Postgraduate
Course Code
  • CM002
CRICOS code
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders
Full time/part time duration
  • 4 years full time or equivalent
TISC Codes
Honours Available
  • Yes
Faculty
  • Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education - Business
Bachelor of Economics/Master of Economics

Why study this course 

  • Advanced data analytic and critical thinking skills, which are highly valued skills in the workplace.
  • Develop a deep and broad knowledge of economics.
  • The chance to study with and learn from world-class researchers.
Bachelor of Economics/Master of Economics
Bachelor of Economics/Master of Economics

You'll learn to

  • Identify and critically reflect on landmark events in Australia's economic history and the global economy
  • Analyse economic relationships using sophisticated statistical techniques
  • Communicate the results of economic research to a wide range of potential stakeholders, including other business professionals, policymakers in government and the public at large
     
 
Bachelor of Economics/Master of Economics

 

Undergraduate study at UWA

Professional Economics (Double Major)

You will complete the following major and 12 units from the Master of Economics.

Combined Bachelor and Master in Economics

Two degrees in four years

Dr Andrew Williams

Admission requirements

This course requires an ATAR of 90.

A prerequisite course is Mathematics Applications (recommended Mathematics Methods), but students not having completed this will be able to take a mathematics bridging course as needed.

Gain practical experience

Gain practical, hands-on experience through this degree by:

  • undertaking a work-integrated learning unit in your second or third year. 
  • undertaking a capstone experience during your fourth year (industry placement / work-integrated learning / research project).

Notable alumni

Join notable UWA Business School alumni such as:

  • Bob Hawke (former Prime Minister of Australia)
  • Colin Barnett (former Premier of WA)
  • H. C. ‘Nugget’ Coombs (former Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia)
  • Mark Barnaba (co-founder and formerly co-executive Chairman of Azure Capital)
  • Professor Dr Boediono (former vice-president of Indonesia)

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.

A course unique in Western Australia

This course is entirely unique: UWA is the only university in Western Australia to offer a dedicated Bachelor of Economics.

You'll also have the opportunity to join the Economics Society of Australia (WA Chapter) to increase your networks and develop lifelong relationships in the industry.

RANKINGS

Our postgraduates earn more

No. 1 in WA for median starting salary in Business and Management (QILT 2019)
RANKINGS
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UWA staff in the Trading Room

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