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Master of Economics
Master of Economics

Master of Economics

  • ID:UWA610140
  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry 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;


(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;


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

English Requirements

  • Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the Speaking section; and 20 in the Listening 

  • IELTS (Academic) including IELTS for UKVI (Academic): Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules)

  • PTE (Academic): Postgraduate Research Studies applicants: An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 64 in the reading and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the other sections.

Course Information

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. The course attracts people employed by the public service and private enterprise, as well as teachers already holding a Bachelor of Economics who seek to improve their professional qualifications through postgraduate studies. Topics covered include microeconomics, macroeconomics, international economics, financial economics, resource economics, public economics, quantitative economics, economic history and economic development.

Who should do this course?

This course is ideal for students who wish to undertake post-graduate studies in economics and is designed for students who have completed an economics major in their undergraduate studies.

The Economics Department at UWA

UWA’s Economics discipline enjoys a large number of international visiting experts and guest lecturers. For more than two decades, the discipline has been a partner in the innovative PhD Conference in Economics and Business, which has hosted almost 600 students from major universities around the world. In addition, the discipline’s international connections are further enhanced by a significant flow of economists from other institutions who visit the Business School to present research results and to work with our staff and students. Recent visitors include Sir David Hendry from Oxford University, and the late Arnold Zellner from the University of Chicago. Further, the annual Shann Memorial Lecture invites a prominent economist to deliver a presentation in the area of economics and finance. All of these events generate considerable interest from the economics community and stimulate the discipline’s teaching and learning activities.



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Course structure details


Students may be required to complete relevant conversion units up to the value of 24 points, as advised by the Faculty.


Take all units (24 points):

  • ECON4402 Microeconomic Theory (6)

  • ECON4418 Macroeconomic Theory (6)

  • ECON5508 Advanced Macroeconomic Theory (6)

  • ECON5509 Advanced Microeceonomic Theory (6)

Option - Group A

Take unit(s) as per sequence notes:

  • ECON4408 Advanced Development Economics (6)

  • ECON4410 Environmental and Resource Economics (6)

  • ECON4413 Applied Advanced Econometrics (6)

  • ECON4450 Advanced International Trade (6)

  • ECON4503 Advanced Economic Analysis (6)

  • ECON4504 Advanced Quantitative Economics (6)

  • ECON4507 History of Economic Thought (6)

  • ECON5001 Economic Development in Theory and Practice (6)

  • ECON5502 International Finance and Markets (6)

  • ECON5506 The Economics of Financial Markets (6)

  • ECON5510 Consumer Behaviour and Demand Analysis (6)

  • ECON5511 Climate, Energy and Water Economics (6)

  • ECON5513 Applied Advanced Econometrics (6)

  • ECON5517 Public Finance (6)

  • ECON5518 Economics of Global Health and Policy (6)

  • ECON5519 Public Economics (6)

  • ECON5520 Text-to-Data Applications and Novel Data Sources (6)

  • ECON5570 Health Analytics (6)

  • ENVT4402 Analysis for Environmental Management (6)

  • WILG5001 Professional Development Practicum A (6)

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

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.

  • Academic

  • Economist

  • Finance manager

  • Financial institution branch manager

  • Foreign affairs and trade officer

  • Statistician

  • University lecturer

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) per year

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