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What will I learn?

The Master of Economics program is an excellent means of obtaining advanced-level qualifications in the disciplines of Economics, Agricultural and Resource Economics and Econometrics which are all areas of research and teaching strength at UNE. The program can be studied on a full-time basis over two years, or by part-time or distance education for up to six years. This is a flexible program that can be pursued through a combination of coursework and independent research so that you can develop research skills and expertise that are relevant to your work and career goals.

Course Aims

This course can provide a formal advanced-level qualification in the field of economics for graduates who hold at least an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification. It is also a broadening course for those who wish to extend their knowledge of economics into areas not previously studied such as Economic Development and Agricultural and Resource Economics.

This is a program that can be pursued through a combination of coursework and independent research so that you can develop research skills and expertise that are relevant to your work and career goals. Finally, it can be a qualifying step towards higher studies, particularly the PhD in Economics program.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • identify, coherently explain and synthesise core and advanced economic concepts, including recent developments in the discipline;
  • frame and critically analyse problems in terms of core and advanced economic concepts and principles, apply advanced economic reasoning and analytical skills, including quantitative techniques where appropriate, in order to make informed judgements and decisions, and plan and execute a research-based project;
  • use advanced quantitative economic analytical methods to select and apply an appropriate empirical method to address typical problems faced by economists, and critically evaluate the results;
  • reflect on and evaluate: the nature and implications of assumptions and value judgments in economic analysis and policy; interactions between economic thinking and economic events, both historical and contemporary; the responsibilities of economists and their role in society; and
  • communicate complex ideas clearly and coherently, in written form and interactive oral form to expert and non-expert audiences, individually or in collaborative contexts.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law

CRICOS

064590K

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$30,096.00 (16,55,446) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

27 February 2023

Venue

University of New England (UNE)

Armidale Campus,

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND,

New South Wales,

2351, COUNTRY NSW, Australia

Online/Distance (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$30,096.00 (16,55,446) per year
The given fee for full time and it's a guide for online students

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

27 February 2023

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To qualify for admission into UNE postgraduate programs you must have completed an educational qualification considered to be at least comparable to an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) bachelor degree. English language requirements: An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic overall score of at least 6.0, with no sub-band less than 5.5. A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of at least 213 in the computer-based test OR at least 79 in the internet-based test. You must receive a rating of no less than 22 in the written component. A Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50.

For international students

A candidate shall:

(a) hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification with a major in a non-relevant discipline; or

(b) hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification with a major in a relevant discipline; or

(c) hold an AQF Level 8 Graduate Diploma qualification in a relevant discipline.

Relevant disciplines include, but are not restricted to:

Agricultural Economics

Economics

Econometrics

An IELTS (Academic) overall score of at least 6.0 with no sub-band less than 5.5; or equivalent TOEFL score of at least 213 in the computer-based test; or at least 79 in the internet-based test with no less than 22 in the written component; or a PTE Academic minimum overall score of 57 with no skill less than 50.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of New England (UNE)

UNE is the only Australian public university awarded the maximum 5 stars for overall experience 15 years in a row (The Good Universities Guide 2021).

  • Based in Armidale & Sydney, New South Wales in Australia
  • International students from 70 different nationalities
  • The Armidale campus is spread over an area of 74 hectares
  • On campus student accommodation options in Armidale