Taught course

Master of Development Economics

University of Queensland · Business, Economics and Law

Entry requirements

An approved Bachelor degree with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale. An approved degree is a Bachelor degree in the discipline of economics, business or commerce; or a Bachelor degree containing at least four courses in any three of the following areas: microeconomics, macroeconomics, statistics and mathematics; or the graduate certificate in economics from this university with a GPA of 4.5.

CRICOS Code: 065383J

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

Months of entry

August, February

Course content

Why study the Master of Development Economics?

This program is strongly differentiated from typical development-related programs in that it has a strong emphasis on quantitative techniques in econometrics, benefit/cost analysis and operations research. It is also unique in offering students training in how to model the economy as a complex, evolving system, which is highly appropriate in understanding economic development. Graduates will have training in economic modelling and statistical techniques, in addition to the key analytical frameworks in the field of economic development. Given the strong quantitative emphasis of the program, care has been taken to offer a range of electives of a less quantitative nature, including courses offered by four other Schools. The elective list is extensive enough to allow study in fields such as: health; environment; innovation and competition policy; international economics and politics; quantitative techniques for project appraisals.

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Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
18 months

Course contact details

School of Economics
+61 3 8676 7004