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University of New England

Armidale , NSW ,Australia

Master of Economic and Regional Development

This course combines economic analysis with studies in specific community/regional development and will prepare you to work in either urban or rural contexts. It will cater to domestic and international students either already employed in such development or wishing to seek a career in this field.

Campus Information


Living in Armidale you will experience the best of both city and rural living. Enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle with access to shopping, gourmet food, top sporting facilities and cultural delights all for a fraction of the price you'd expect to pay in a major city. You can live in the heart of Armidale or experience the tranquility of New England on a rural property.


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Application Processing Time in Days: 30

Application Process

More Information required
10 Days
Possible Interview call from Institution
10 Days
Provisiona;/Unconditional offer
10 Days
Visa process
30 Days

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

Job Opportunity Potential

The economic skills and expertise that UNE’s Master of Economic and Regional Development will add to your existing experience will allow you to advance your career in community and regional development projects with non-government and government organizations. This might include international organizations and aid agencies involved in project planning, management, impact, and policy evaluation.  

Opportunities include positions such as:  

  • economist 
  • policy analyst 
  • researcher 
  • community organizer 
  • project officer 
  • project consultant 

PSW Opportunity

International students studying at regional universities will be eligible to access an additional  2 years in Australia on a post-study work visa  (Which means a Bachelors or Masters graduate can get up to 4 years of PSW visa)


Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

A candidate shall:

  • (a) hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree in a non-relevant discipline; or
  • (b) hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline*.

*Relevant disciplines, include but are not limited to the following:

  • Agricultural and Resource Economics
  • Agribusiness
  • Development of Economics
  • Economics
  • Econometrics

Practical, Clinical or Work Experience

Students may complete work-integrated learning and professional skills development (WORK500) with approved institutions and/or an overseas study tour (OSSE500) during their course.