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.
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- Accounting and Financial Information
- Introduction to Microeconomics
- Introduction to Macroeconomics
- Information Systems and Technology
- Fundamentals of Management
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
It is recommended to apply as early as possible in advance of your intended start date, to allow for visa and other arrangements.
DisciplinesEconomics View 16 other Masters in Economics in New Zealand
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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.
International24668 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 24668 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
National4840 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 4840 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
- National Students - 7,535 NZD
- International Students - 38,400 NZD
Scholarships, grants and awards are a great way to fund your university study.
Student loans and allowances
For domestic students, the most common option for funding your study is the New Zealand government's student loans and allowances. Here you can learn more about what they cover, and how to apply.
Overseas financial aid
If you are an international student coming to UC, you may be eligible for tuition or other financial aid from your home country, so make sure to check all your overseas financial aid options.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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