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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Master of Advanced Economics

Benefit from world class, high-level training in formal techniques of economic analysis and econometrics to fast track your career.

Consider your internationally recognised master's qualification in economics an investment in long-term career success.

Over 16 units you'll study courses influenced by the latest economic research, and be taught by world-class academic staff who will ensure you receive a quality education in advanced economics.

This 2-semester program consists entirely of technically challenging coursework. Courses cover advanced econometric theory, quantitative skills for economics, microeconomics, macroeconomics, computational methods and advanced microeconometrics.

This program is often taken as a pathway to PhD studies at UQ. It's also suitable as a standalone credential for those who want to fast-track their careers as economists in sectors that do not require a doctorate.

Program highlights

  • Increase your analytical abilities, critical thinking and logic, all sought-after by employers wanting the most accomplished candidates.
  • Learn cutting edge techniques of economic analysis and econometrics at a level similar to the first year in a US PhD program.
  • Achieve the qualification you need to take on even greater levels of study.

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.


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Application Process


Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

PSW Opportunity

2 years of Post-Study Work (PSW) rights to international students post completion of their respective Post


Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

To enrol in the program, a person must hold a relevant bachelor honours degree or equivalent as approved by the executive dean; or a relevant postgraduate degree in economics or cognate discipline; and satisfy the Executive Dean that, based on the academic record, the person is suitably qualified for admission.

The School of Economics requires the following documentation for all applications:

  • Official transcripts of previous studies
  • CV
  • Cover Letter - a brief statement explaining your motivation for applying
  • Evidence of English language proficiency