Master of Economics




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
The Master of Economics is a specialist program providing you with advance training in theoretical and applied aspects of modern economics and econometrics. The Master of Economics provides you with in-depth knowledge of current thought in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics.
Career Outcomes
A graduate of the MEc is prepared for a career as a professional economist with advanced technical skills, or for further studies in economics or related fields in Australia and abroad.
Program Objectives and Graduate Attributes
On successful completion of the MEc program, students will have the ability to:
Understand and apply complex economic theories and models to interpret specific economic developments and problems
Apply critical thinking skills in order to modify appropriate theories and models to interpret and solve problems
Use quantitative techniques to interpret economic problems and make economic and business decisions
Present complex issues in coherent written statements and oral presentations
Use their economic knowledge and quantitative skills to explain the global economic effects of specific economic problems and developments and how that relates to the Australian economy
The Master in Economics degree comprises 48 units of credit (UOC). Students are required to complete four core courses and four elective courses.
Academic Rules
A Master of Economics may be awarded by the Council to a candidate who has satisfactorily completed an approved
Program of study having completed 8 courses (48 UOC) (includes credits transferred)
A candidate for the degree shall be required to undertake such formal courses and pass such assessment as is prescribed.
If you require a progression check for your degree, complete an online request
The degree will open up many career opportunities including:
Government departments, including the Reserve Bank of Australia, Australian Bureau of Statistics and Treasury
International organisations, including the major banks
Consulting firms
Research centers
Educational institutions


Which department am I in? UNSW Business School

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

Applicants with a completed Bachelor is degree or equivalent. English Language Requirements: IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest); TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT): 90 overall (min. 23 in writing, 22 in reading, listening and speaking); TOEFL - Paper-based Test (PBT) 577 overall (min. 5.0 in TWE); Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic - 64 overall (min. 54 in each subtest); Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) - 180 overall (min.180 in each subtest; Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - 176 overall (min.169 in each subtest).

Entry Requirement For International Student

Applicants must have recognised Honours degree (with a research thesis) in economics with a Second Upper Class (2.1) or better or recognised Bachelor degree (or equivalent) majoring in economics with a minimum overall average of 70 per cent, as determined by the UNSW Business School. Applicants must also complete second- or third-year courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics and mathematical economics at a minimum average grade of 70 per cent for these courses or Graduate Certificate in Economics (or equivalent to that offered at UNSW) with a minimum overall average grade of 70 per cent.

English Language requirements: IELTS score 7.0 overall (min. 6.0 in each subtest), 94 overall (min. 25 in writing, 23 in reading, listening and speaking), TOEFL (PBT): 589 overall (min. 5.0 in TWE); University English Entry Course (UEEC): successful completion of the UEEC with a grade of C plus and a minimum score of 20 in the writing component; PTE (Academic) - Pearson Test of English academic: 65 overall (min. 54 in each subtest); Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): 185 overall (min.180 in each subtest); Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): 185 overall (min.169 in each subtest).

Path Way Options by Other Partners

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

Full Time (1 year)

A$45,180.00 (US$ 35,340) per year

26 February 2018, 23 July 2018, 18 February 2019

University of New South Wales - UNSW Kensington Campus, High Street, Kensington, UNSW SYDNEY, New South Wales, 2052, SYDNEY, Australia