Taught course


University of New England · Faculty of Science, Agriculture, Business and Law

Entry requirements

A candidate shall:

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

*Relevant disciplines include, but are not restricted to:

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Economics
  • Econometrics

Months of entry

March, July

Course content

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.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the Master of Economics will have skills that will provide career opportunities and advancements in government and non-government organisations that are involved in economic analysis, economic and social policy development, project management and policy evaluation. Opportunities include positions as economists and policy analysts, researchers, project officers and consultants. Students who do well in the research component and achieve good results can proceed to a doctoral program in economics and pursue an Academic/Research career.

Information for international students

With over 900 international students currently studying at UNE from over 80 countries worldwide, Armidale is a culturally diverse and accepting community, offering all the benefits of a small, thriving city and the friendliness of a country town.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

UNE offers international students an affordable, quality living and learning experience in the regional Australian city of Armidale.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Masters
    full time
    12-24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-72 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

UNE International Admissions
+61 2 6773 2135