Master of Advanced Economics
Apply economic thinking to complex global challenges
Want to explore a whole new world of thinking? Where finding the right questions is almost as important as finding answers to them; where logic, systematic development of argument and attention to evidence and data are more important than ever before; and where independent and creative approaches to ideas are highly valued?
Our Master of Advanced Economics is suited to students with high-level economic understandings and quantitative skills, who want to move into cutting-edge research.
What will you do?
- Hone your knowledge in advanced econometrics, micro and macroeconomics.
- Partner with an academic supervisor who’ll support and encourage your intellectual development.
- Undertake research projects and complete a major thesis.
Where could it take you?
This program offers a direct pathway into research-based degrees such as the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) or the Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) in Economics. You’ll also be ready to move into jobs with private and public employers that ask for high level economic research skills.
You might design policies to distribute water and natural resources between farmers, industry and consumers. You could prepare interest rate recommendations for central banks, evaluate development aid policies or advise on the impact of trade agreements on jobs, investment and wages. Perhaps you’ll look into the structure of the health care system or the economic impact of carbon taxes.
Note: There is only one commencement intake each year, in February, for this degree. Typically, classes start in late February.
For our students who are studying offshore in 2021 and 2022, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.
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information for this program.
I am a:
|Deferment||Yes - 2 year|
|Enquiries||Future Students team|
|Higher Education Study||A completed bachelor degree in Economics or equivalent with a GPA of at least 5.5
grades of credit or higher in Intermediate Microeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics and Intermediate Econometrics courses AND
approval of the Postgraduate Coursework Program Coordinator.
Alternative pathway: Students may enter this degree from the Master of Applied Economics.
English Language Requirements
|Australian Year 12||Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject|
|English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide||
|Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements||A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements|
Academic Entry RequirementsMore Information
|Tertiary Qualifications||A completed Bachelor degree in Economics with a GPA of at least 5.5 or equivalent, and grades of credit or higher in Intermediate Microeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics and Intermediate Econometrics, and approval of the Postgraduate Coursework Program Coordinator.
Alternative Pathway: Students may enter this degree from the Master of Applied Economics.
Fees and Scholarships
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I am a:
|Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units)||International student place: $46,000|
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
On completion of this degree, graduates will have the knowledge and skills to pursue a career as a banker, consultant, data analyst, policy adviser, econometrician, economic researcher, economist or public servant.
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
Banker, Data Analyst, Policy Adviser, Econometrician, Economic Researcher, Economist, Public Servant
- Students take 24 units of core courses including four 3-unit courses and a 12-unit dissertation (the dissertation providing the capstone experience).
- Students also choose 12 units of elective courses.
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Example Study Plan
|Core Courses||ECON 7086: Advanced Macroeconomics V or ECON 7122: Macroeconomics IV
ECON 7087: Advanced Microeconomic Theory V or ECON 7121: Microeconomic Theory IV
ECON 7202: Advanced Econometrics V or ECON 7204: Econometrics IV
ECON 7109: Economics Minor Research Project
ECON 7230: Economics Dissertation (12 units)
|Electives||Four courses not previously taken, chosen from the following:
ECON 7067: Economic Development IV
ECON 7086: Advanced Macroeconomics V
ECON 7087: Advanced Microeconomic Theory V
ECON 7100: International Finance IV
ECON 7102: International Trade IV
ECON 7115: Public Economics IV
ECON 7121: Microeconomic Theory IV
ECON 7122: Macroeconomics IV
ECON 7202: Advanced Econometrics V
ECON 7204: Econometrics IV
ECON 7223: Advanced Time Series Econometrics IV
ECON 7220: Challenges Facing Economic Policy Makers
Studying has broadened my understanding of the importance and complexity of the global food system and the implications increasing food demand will have on us all. The skills and knowledge that I have gained are in demand by businesses throughout the world.
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Last updated: Saturday, 25 Sep 2021