Master of Advanced Economics

Degree Type Masters by Coursework
Duration 1.5 years full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3CM195
CRICOS 092239D

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.

  • Entry Requirements

    Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
    I am a:

    Domestic applicants

    Not a domestic applicant?

    Admissions information

    SATAC Code 3CM195
    Intake February
    Enquiries Future Students team
    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    Graduate Entry A completed bachelor degree in Economics or equivalent with a GPA of at least 5.5 AND
    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.

    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3CM195

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    Admissions information

    CRICOS 092239D
    Intake February
    Selection Criteria
    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
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    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.

    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

    Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
    I am a:

    Domestic applicants

    Not a domestic applicant?

    Annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $29,500

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    Annual tuition fees International student place: $40,500

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    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.

    Potential careers

    Banker, Data Analyst, Policy Adviser, Econometrician, Economic Researcher, Economist, Public Servant

  • Degree Structure

    This master's degree is a 36-unit program of study.
    • 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.

    You can find the academic program rules for this program under the Faculty of the Professions rules.

    Example Study Plan

    Indicative 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

    Assessment

    Assessment is based on a range of methods. Typical examples of those methods include examinations, tests, individual or group assignments, projects, presentations, online quizzes, and tutorial work.  Students must also write a dissertation which will include an oral defence.
  • Related Degrees

  • Further Information

    Further enquiries
    Phone: +61 8 8313 7335 (toll free 1800 061 459)

    The annual Open Day and Information Night events provide an excellent opportunity to see our campus, meet with academics, and discuss your study options.

The University of Adelaide is committed to regular reviews of the courses and programs it offers to students. The University of Adelaide therefore reserves the right to discontinue or vary programs and courses without notice. Please read the important information contained in the disclaimer.

Last updated: Thursday, 6 Dec 2018