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Economics, M.A.

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  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #227 (QS) Christchurch, New Zealand
Economics at University of Canterbury is the study of how people behave. Every day, people and society are confronted by choices. Should you go to university or start a career? What should you do with your next dollar? Should the government raise the minimum wage, or not? How do we address the big issues in the world such as poverty and climate change?
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Overview

Choices involve trade-offs where we are choosing between two things. The outcomes of choices have both costs and benefits to consider. Economics is the study of how people and societies make such decisions in the production, exchange, distribution and consumption of goods and services.

Why study Economics at University of Canterbury?

  • UC ranks in the top 200 universities in the world for Economics and Econometrics 
  • At UC, students can specialise in Economics or study it alongside other disciplines. As Economics can be studied as part of an Arts, Commerce or Science degree, you can decide which combination suits your personal strengths and interests best. Common combinations include studying Economics with Finance, Political Science and International Relations, Psychology and Mathematics. Students who wish to combine the study of Economics with another business discipline as part of a commerce degree, may be interested in the Business Economics major.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accounting and Financial Information
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Information Systems and Technology
  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Statistics 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    It is recommended to apply as early as possible in advance of your intended start date, to allow for visa and other arrangements. 

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    240 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

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General Requirements

  • While previous study of economics is useful preparation, it is not essential to have studied this subject at secondary school.
  • Students can major in Economics without having to take any mathematics. However, students who wish to keep open the option of progressing to postgraduate study in Economics are strongly advised to include calculus, statistics, and modelling in their Year 13 programme.
  • A broad education, including history and English, is useful to develop the ability to write clearly and analyse written material.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24668 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24668 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4840 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • National Students - 7,535 NZD
  • International Students - 38,400 NZD

Living costs for Christchurch

  • 1300 - 2000 NZD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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Student loans and allowances

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Overseas financial aid

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