Postgraduate

Master of Economics

Be at the forefront of economic research and decision making in the government or private sectors.

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Careers and further study

Take your studies to a new level with a postgraduate degree and discover what career opportunities lie ahead.

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.

If you are interested in policy, you could contribute to the design of economic policy for institutions such as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and United Nations.

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.

If you are interested in policy, you could contribute to the design of economic policy for institutions such as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and United Nations.

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. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course.

Domestic Fees

Postgraduate - fee paying students

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

Course Credit Points
96
Total Course Fee - 2019
$63,000.00

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 - 2018
$75,600.00
Total Course Fee - 2019
$75,600.00

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)(i) a bachelor's degree with a major in Economics, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
(ii) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of 65 per cent;
or
(b)(i) a Graduate Diploma in Economics, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
(ii) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of 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.

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.

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

Would you like to prepare yourself for high-level analysis and decision making roles in the public or private sectors?

From international trade to public policy and advanced econometrics, expose yourself to the latest thinking with a Master of Economics from the UWA Business School.

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 2019
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 2019
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
  • 2 years
Degrees course is available in
  • Master of Economics

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 70 in their first 48 points of coursework to proceed with the dissertation component. Students who do not meet this minimum mark are still eligible for the Master of Economics (coursework).
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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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Course Accreditation

UWA Business School has been awarded EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditation for excellence in business and economics education. This is the leading business school accreditation in Europe and is highly valued by employers.
UWA Business School is accredited internationally by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. AACSB is a worldwide, not-for-profit membership organisation of educational institutions, businesses and other entities devoted to the advancement of management education.

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