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Bachelor of Economics (Advanced) Study Plans

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the Bachelor of Economics (Advanced) and who is it for?

    The Bachelor of Economics (Advanced) is designed for high-achieving students seeking a uniquely structured and specialised Economics degree with a strong emphasis on research and advanced economics analysis skills required both in academia and industry.

    The BEc (Adv) is an excellent pathway to PhD study via Honours, as well as providing a springboard into leadership positions involving research, policy making and consultancy.

  • What are the entry requirements?

    Students will be admitted to this degree if they have an ATAR of at least 95.

    Transfer into the BEc (Adv) is possible after successful completion of at least 12 units of study for other degrees (including the BEc) if the student demonstrates outstanding academic merit (minimum GPA of 5.5).

  • What makes the Advanced degree different?

    The BEc (Adv) will provide students with a distinct cohort experience with extracurricular seminars, peer-interaction and networking, as well as uniquely designed courses. Students will have the continuing opportunity to engage with the academic and research culture within the School of Economics through participation in the research activities, seminars, and workshops, social gatherings and special events that are normally only available to honours and postgraduate students.

    The BEc (Adv) includes courses that are required for eligibility for Honours while still providing the choice and flexibility of a Bachelor of Economics via electives. Advanced research and economics analysis skills are developed through three courses (Advanced Economic Analysis I,II, III) which are specific to the BEc (Adv).

  • Am I able to undertake specific majors?

    The BEc (Adv) also provides students the opportunity to undertake an additional major as part of the degree. Additional majors in Finance, Politics and International Studies, and Social Science are available.

    Students who choose an additional major will attain a strong set of analytical skills in two distinct but complementary disciplines. Broadening electives are incorporated for all students.

  • Are there any other Economics Advanced degrees in Australia?

    Students completing the BEc (Adv) at the University of Adelaide will graduate with one of only two Advanced degrees in Economics in Australia and the School of Economics offers the only Economics degrees in South Australia thus these students will have a premium qualification.

  • How do I apply or receive further information?

    For more information, please contact Andrew, the Economics Program Adviser.

    Domestic students wishing to transfer, click here.

    International students wishing to transfer, click here.

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