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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Careers and further study

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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.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate - fee paying students

Course Credit Points
96
Total Course Fee - 2021
$64,200.00

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.
International Fees

Postgraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
96
Total Course Fee - 2020
$77,200.00
Total Course Fee - 2021
$80,200.00

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 50 per cent;
and
(c) successfully completed prior tertiary study in economics or in a related cognate discipline as recognised by UWA.

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.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

How to apply

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

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
  • 42620
CRICOS code
  • 003091A
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
  • 42620
CRICOS code
  • 003091A
Full time/part time duration
  • 1.5 - 2 years
TISC Codes
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Economics

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Jonathan Chaney

Course structure

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

Students wishing to undertake the Master of Economics by coursework and dissertation must achieve a minimum WAM of 75 in their first 24 points of coursework (for students with 24 points of admission credit) or their first 48 points of coursework (for students without admission credit) to proceed with the dissertation component. Students who do not meet this minimum WAM are still eligible for the Master of Economics (coursework).
Conversion
Students may be required to complete relevant conversion units up to the value of 24 points, as advised by the Faculty.
Core
Take all units (24 points):
Option - Group A
Take unit(s) as per sequence notes:
Option - Group B
Take unit(s) as per sequence notes:
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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