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.

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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

  • Available 2021
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Level of study
  • Undergraduate + Postgraduate
Course Code
  • CM002
  • 102875M
Bachelor of Economics and Master of Economics
  • Available 2021
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Level of study
  • Undergraduate + Postgraduate
Course Code
  • CM002
  • 102875M
Full time/part time duration
  • 4 years full time or equivalent
TISC Codes
Honours Available
  • Yes
  • 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


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)

Course structure

In your first three years, you will complete the Bachelor of Economics and also four units of postgraduate study. You will then complete one year in the Maser of Economics with your choice of specialisation. Refer to the example study plan for more information.

Economics Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s

BEc Bachelor of Economics and Master of Economics

#4ec3e0Undergraduate (UG) specific units

Broadening units

Postgraduate (PG) specific units

1ST YEAR 1 ECON1101 FINA1221 Broadening Broadening
2 ECON1102 STAT1520 ECON1111* Broadening
2ND YEAR 1 ECON2233 ECON2271 Economics LEVEL 2 Option Broadening
2 ECON2234 ECON2272 Economics LEVEL 3 Option Economics LEVEL 3 Option
3RD YEAR 1 ECON3302 PG Master of Economics Group A option PG Master of Economics Group A option PG Master of Economics Group A option
2 ECON3303 ECON3206 or WILG3001 ECON3371 PG Master of Economics Group A option
4TH YEAR 1 ECON4402 ECON4418 PG Master of Economics option PG Master of Economics option
2 ECON5509* ECON5508* PG Master of Economics option PG Master of Economics option

Postgraduate units will vary depending on your chosen specialisation, a study plan will be provided later in your degree.

*Students who have completed Mathematics Methods ATAR or equivalent or higher are not required to take ECON1111 and can complete an elective unit instead

Unit Description

  • ECON1101 - Microeconomics: Prices and Markets
  • FINA1221 - Introduction to Finance
  • ECON1102 - Macroeconomics: Money and Finance
  • STAT1520 - Economic and Business Statistics
  • ECON1111* - Quantitative Methods for Business and Economics
  • ECON2233 - Microeconomics: Policy and Applications
  • ECON2271 - Introductory Econometrics
  • ECON2234 - Macroeconomics: Policy and Applications
  • ECON2272 - Intermediate Mathematics for Economists

Combined Bachelor and Master in Economics

Two degrees in four years

Dr Andrew Williams
Undergraduate study at UWA

Professional Economics (Double Major)

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

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.

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

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