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University of New England

Armidale , NSW ,Australia

Master of Economics (Coursework)

The Master of Economics program is an excellent means of obtaining advanced-level qualifications in the disciplines of Economics, Agricultural, and Resource Economics and Econometrics which are all areas of research and teaching strength at UNE. The program can be studied on a full-time basis over two years, or by part-time or distance education for up to six years. This is a flexible program that can be pursued through a combination of coursework and independent research so that you can develop research skills and expertise that are relevant to your work and career goals.

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

You will graduate from UNE’s Master of Economics with advanced skills in economic analysis, economic and social policy development, project management, and policy evaluation. This will give you career opportunities in government and non-government organizations, including positions such as: 

  • economist 
  • policy analyst 
  • researcher 
  • project officer 
  • consultant. 

 If you achieve strong results and perform well in the research component, you could proceed to a doctoral program in economics and pursue an academic or research career. 

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 qualification with a major in a non-relevant discipline; or
  • (b) hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor qualification with a major in a relevant discipline*; or
  • (c) hold an AQF Level 8 Graduate Diploma qualification in a relevant discipline*.

*Relevant disciplines include, but are not restricted to:

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Economics
  • Econometrics

Practical, Clinical or Work Experience

Students may complete an overseas study tour (OSSE500) during their course.