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Master of Advanced Economics

Overview

Benefit from world class, high-level training in formal techniques of economic analysis and econometrics to fast track your career.

Consider your internationally recognised master's qualification in economics an investment in long-term career success.

Over 16 units you'll study courses influenced by the latest economic research, and be taught by world-class academic staff who will ensure you receive a quality education in advanced economics.

This 2-semester program consists entirely of technically challenging coursework. Courses cover advanced econometric theory, quantitative skills for economics, microeconomics, macroeconomics, computational methods and advanced microeconometrics.

This program is often taken as a pathway to PhD studies at UQ. It's also suitable as a standalone credential for those who want to fast-track their careers as economists in sectors that do not require a doctorate.

This program is currently being reviewed to prepare the best experience for our incoming students in 2024.

Location
St Lucia
Duration
1 Year
Start Semester
Semester 1 (6 Feb, 2023)
Program Code
5656
AQF
Level 9
Location
St Lucia
Fees
A$42576 (2022 indicative per year)
Duration
1 Year full-time
Start Semester
Semester 1 (6 Feb, 2023)
Semester dates for 2024 are yet to be confirmed
Program Code
5656
CRICOS Code
092449E
AQF
Level 9

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Increase your analytical abilities, critical thinking and logic, all sought-after by employers wanting the most accomplished candidates.
  • Learn cutting edge techniques of economic analysis and econometrics at a level similar to the first year in a US PhD program.
  • Achieve the qualification you need to take on even greater levels of study.

1 in Queensland for economics and econometrics

QS World University Rankings 2022

1 in Queensland for business and economics

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023

How you'll learn

Due to the way they are taught, certain programs and plans are not offered online in Semester 1, 2023.

See the list of programs you can't commence online.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Online study
  • Research experience
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Advanced Econometric Theory
  • Quantitative Skills for Economics
  • Microeconomics A
  • Computational Methods in Economics

Graduate salary

Business & management (postgraduate)

$114-$126K

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

To be eligible for entry, you'll need:

  • A bachelor honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, or
  • A postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline.
 You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 6.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification. The School of Economics requires the following documentation for all applications:
  • Official transcripts of previous studies
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Cover letter - in addition to a brief statement explaining your motivation for applying, please provide details of the textbooks you have used in your highest-level micro, macro and econometrics courses, and a list of the highest-level types of mathematics that you have studied. Your cover letter can be uploaded to the application portal.
  • Evidence of English language proficiency
  • Two references - a blank reference report can be requested by emailing economics@uq.edu.au. References should be completed by your referees and emailed directly to economics@uq.edu.au
  • A bachelor honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline, or
  • A postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline.
 You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 6.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification. The School of Economics requires the following documentation for all applications:
  • Official transcripts of previous studies
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Cover letter - in addition to a brief statement explaining your motivation for applying, please provide details of the textbooks you have used in your highest-level micro, macro and econometrics courses, and a list of the highest-level types of mathematics that you have studied. Your cover letter can be uploaded to the application portal.
  • Evidence of English language proficiency
  • Two references - a blank reference report can be requested by emailing economics@uq.edu.au. References should be completed by your referees and emailed directly to economics@uq.edu.au

Related programs

English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Master of Advanced Economics are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

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Additional application information

The School of Economics requires the following documentation for all applications:

  • Official transcripts of previous studies
  • CV
  • Cover Letter - a brief statement explaining your motivation for applying
  • Evidence of English language proficiency
  • Two references - for a blank report, request one at economics@uq.edu.au These should be completed by your referees and emailed directly to economics@uq.edu.au

Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

Approximate yearly cost of tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

$36,960

2022

Fee information for 2023 is not yet available. Fee information displayed is for 2022.

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Approximate yearly cost of full-time tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

AUD $42,576

2023

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Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

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FEE-HELP

Domestic students who are accepted into the Master of Advanced Economics pay tuition fees.

FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their tuition fees.

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Centrelink support

Scholarships

Make your university experience more affordable with a scholarship. Opportunities include:

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - September 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - September 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

Contact the ATSIS Unit

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