Master of Economics




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
Designed for professionals seeking either general or specific economic training for promotion or career change, this degree provides you with a toolkit to apply to real-life problem solving. With a combination of core and foundation study as well as elective and research project units, this course suits both graduates of economics and those with no prior economics training. The Master of Economics at Sydney is the preferred professional development qualifications for many employers.
Students with a minimum credit average (65%) in a degree equivalent to the University of Sydney is undergraduate major in Economics can opt to start their degree by studying four core advanced units during their first semester and thus be able to finish the course in 18 months.
Students without sufficient prior training in Economics, but with at least a credit average in a degree equivalent to a University of Sydney undergraduate bachelor degree, will take four foundation units in their first semester before undertaking the core units in their second semester. The foundation units take students to an intermediate (ie. 2nd year) level in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics, and provide the communication and quantitative skills required to succeed in the remainder of the degree.
After completing the core unit is students choose, over two semesters, from a wide range or electives on Applied Microeconomics, Applied Macroeconomics, Econometrics and Finance to tailor their degree to the specific needs of their current workplace or their future career.
In their last semester all students undertake a capstone unit, working on an independent research project on a topic of their choice.
Study plan
To qualify for the award of the Master of Economics a candidate must complete 96 credit points, including:
(a) a minimum of 24 credit points of foundation units of study; and
(b) a minimum of 24 credit points of core units of study; and
(c) a maximum of 42 credit points of elective units of study; and
(d) at least one specialisation;
(e) a minimum of 6 credit points of capstone units of study.


Which department am I in? Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

English Language Requirements: IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no band below 6.0; TOEFL Paper based score of 565; TOEFL IBT: 85; PTE Academic score of 61; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 58; Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 45; Cambridge English scale: CAE and CPE: 176.

Entry Requirement For International Student

Admission to candidature for the Master of Economics (2 years full-time) requires:
(a) a bachelor is degree with a minimum credit (65 percent) average calculated over the whole degree, from the University of Sydney, or an equivalent qualification
Admission to candidature for the Master of Economics (1 year full-time) requires:
(a) completion of the embedded Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Economics with a minimum credit (65 percent) average, or an equivalent qualification or
(b) an Honours degree in Economics
(c) relevant professional work experience and a bachelor is degree with a minimum credit (65 percent) average or an equivalent qualification
English language requirements: TOEFL paper-based: A minimum result of 592 overall including a minimum result of 4.5 in Writing TOEFL IBT: including a minimum result of 17 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 19 in Writing

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Trinity College - The University of Melbourne

Full Time (2 years)

A$44,500.00 (US$ 34,808) per year

5 March 2018, 30 July 2018

The University of Sydney Camperdown/Darlington Campus, THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY, New South Wales, 2006, SYDNEY, Australia