The Master of Economics provides you with in-depth training in theoretical and applied aspects of modern economics and econometrics. You'll acquire advanced knowledge in economics from one of the world's leading economic schools and develop critical thinking and analytical skills vital for advanced research. You'll also be able to choose electives tailored to your interests and your intended professional development.

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Why choose this degree?

In this degree you will extend your knowledge of the latest research and thinking in economics.

Who should choose this degree?

Economics graduates looking for a more advanced qualification choose this degree.

Degree Structure

Degree Handbook

Career Opportunities

  • 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

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Entry requirements

To be eligible for the program, you must have:

Category A

A recognised Honours degree (with a research thesis) in economics with a Second Upper Class (2.1) or better

Category B

A recognised bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) with a minimum overall average of 70%, as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Coursework Entry Calculator; and A major (at least seven courses) in Economics; and completed second- or third-year courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics and mathematical economics at a minimum average grade of 70% for these courses


Category C

A recognised bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) with a credit average (65% or higher) as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Coursework Entry Calculator; and_ _Substantial studies in intermediate level microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics as well as mathematical and statistical methods within the bachelor degree;


A graduate certificate in economics (equivalent to that offered at UNSW Business School) with a minimum overall average of 70%, as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Coursework Entry Calculator.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted through our Apply Online portal. We encourage you to submit your completed application as early as possible to ensure it will be processed in time for your preferred term. Some high-demand programs and Faculties with limited places may have an earlier application deadline or commencement date. Find out more.



2020 Indicative First Year Fee


2020 Indicative Fee to Complete Degree


*Fees are subject to annual review by the University and may increase annually, with the new fees effective from the start of each calendar year. The indicative fees listed here are based on an estimated average and are for tuition only other fees and charges are not included. The amount you pay will vary depending on the calendar year to enrol, the courses you select and whether your study load is more or less than 1 Equivalent Full Time Student Load (8 courses per year).

Indicative fees are a guide for comparison only based on current conditions and available data. You should not rely on indicative fees. More information on fees can be found at the UNSW fees website.

Indicative fees to complete the program have been calculated based on a percentage increase for every year of the program. Fee increases are assessed annually and may exceed the indicative figures listed below.

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