What will I learn?

This degree is designed for students with a strong background in mathematics, or professionals requiring high-end training in some aspects of economic theory and applications. It is also suitable for students seeking a stepping stone towards a PhD in the area of economics.

In this course you will analyse real-world matters, from public policy to law and financial markets.

Why study with us:

At the University of Sydney you will receive advanced training in economics and a pathway to higher degree study. With innovative instruction in cutting-edge economic theory and applications, it is a challenging graduate program in economics for highly focused students.

Our classes are small and you will learn the methods of economic modelling and the art and science of working with data using sophisticated tools. We have a long tradition of excellence and dynamic research activities in all fields of economics.

Career Pathways

The Graduate Diploma in Economic Analysis will prepare you for a career in academia or a highly skilled economic job at institutions such as the Reserve Bank of Australia, the Productivity Commission, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority and the Australian Securities Exchange.

Our graduates include Nobel Laureate in Economics and game theory pioneer, John Harsanyi, Reserve Bank of Australia Governor, Glenn Stevens and Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Justin Wolfers (University of Michigan).

Future study options

The Master of Economic Analysis includes core, electives and research project-based study; it is a counterpart to the Master of Economics.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences



Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
A$52,500.00 (US$ 36,840) per year
Year 1 Tuition fee: AUD $52,500; This indicative tuition fee is subject to annual increase each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

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

Application deadline

31 January 2022, 30 June 2022

More details

Start date

21 February 2022, 1 August 2022


The University of Sydney

Camperdown/Darlington Campus,

Level 5, JFR (Jane Foss Russell) Building, 160 City Road,


New South Wales,

2008, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney, including a major in Economics with a minimum distinction (75%) average, or an equivalent qualification.

For international students

Admission to candidature for the Graduate Diploma in Economic Analysis requires:

a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney, including a major in Economics with a minimum distinction (75%) average, or an equivalent qualification; or

completion of the requirements of the embedded Graduate Certificate in Economic Analysis with a minimum distinction (75%), or an equivalent qualification; or

You can progress from the Graduate Certificate to a Graduate Diploma or Masters, or from a Graduate Diploma to Masters in the same subject area, after successful completion of the shorter course with a minimum distinction (75%) average mark.

IELTS: A minimum result of 7.0 overall and a minimum result of 6.5 in each band

TOEFL - IBT score: A minimum result of 96 overall including a minimum result of 20 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 22 in Writing

Pearsons Test of English: A minimum result of 68 overall and a minimum result of 61 in each band

Application deadline: Jan/31 for Semester 1 and June/30 for semester 2.

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


About The University of Sydney

The University of Sydney is ranked 4th in the world and 1st in Australia for graduate employability by the 2020 QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

  • Consistently placed among the world’s top 50 universities
  • 2 subjects in the world’s top 10 - QS 2019 Subject Rankings
  • 30 subjects among the top 50 - QS 2019 Subject Rankings
  • Sydney is ranked 3rd in the list of the world’s best cities

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