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Master of Arts in Economics University of Auckland

New Zealand

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Summary

Engage in advanced scholarship and contribute your own research to the existing knowledge in your field.

In a research masters you can contribute to the existing knowledge in your field by defining and managing a research project alongside some of New Zealand’s leading scholars.

In a taught masters you can deepen your knowledge in small classes with these leading scholars and complete a smaller research project such as a dissertation.

A 120- or 240-point programme with research and taught options, depending on your chosen subject. The structure of your programme depends on the subject that you are studying. 1 December start available for 120-point research masters only, subject to supervisor availability.

Semester Two admission may not be available for some subjects.

Economics

Economics is available for students at both the Business School and the Faculty of Arts.

During your studies you will develop frameworks and methods for analysing social and economic issues. You will gain an understanding of strategic decision-making and an ability to view issues within a national or international context. The emphasis is on developing your competence in economic analysis and applying this to real-world issues.

Our students enjoy research-informed teaching from academics at the leading edge of their discipline. Graduate students receive a rigorous training in current economic methodology and undertake their own research at the frontiers of the field.

Our staff have PhDs from some of the best universities in the world and are among the top-ranked researchers in New Zealand. They are active nationally and internationally at conferences and in publishing their research.

Where can Economics take you?

Studying economics is a pathway to productive and rewarding work in corporations, small and medium enterprises in the private sector, or public sector organisations. A postgraduate qualification opens up further opportunities.

Potential roles include:

Consultant to commercial banks or financial institutions
Analyst for the Reserve Bank, Treasury, government departments, consulting firms or research institutes
Trade policy adviser
International trade consultant
International business manager
Financial market analyst
Trade negotiator for New Zealand at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Geneva or in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) in Wellington
Adviser for a NGO (non-governmental organisation)
Economics expert in a management consulting firm

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Master of Arts in Economics.

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

NZ$40,306.00 (21,09,302) per year

Tuition fee: NZ $36,086 – NZ $44,526

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

From

19-Jul-21, 01-Dec-21

Venue

University of Auckland

City Campus,

Alfred Nathan House, 24 Princes Street,

AUCKLAND CITY,

Auckland Central,

1010, New Zealand

Entry requirement for international students

Taught 120 points:

You need to have completed a postgraduate qualification, following an undergraduate degree, from a recognised university (or similar institution) in a similar discipline to your intended subject. You will require a GPE of 5.0.

Taught 240 points:

You need to have completed an undergraduate degree at a recognised university (or similar institution) in a similar discipline to your intended subject. You will require a GPE of 5.0.

Research 120 points:

You need to have completed a postgraduate qualification, following an undergraduate degree, from a recognised university (or similar institution) in a similar discipline to your intended subject. You will require a GPE of 5.0.

Research 240 points:

You need to have completed an undergraduate degree at a recognised university (or similar institution) in a similar discipline to your intended subject. You will require a GPE of 5.0.

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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