The Master of Economics at University of Otago consists of both coursework and a research dissertation.
The normal admission requirement is a Bachelor’s degree majoring in Economics and an average grade of at least B+ for the relevant 300-level papers. Candidates should have also completed 300-level papers in mathematical economics and econometrics. Admission on the basis of alternative qualifications and experience is possible.
The Master of Economics can be completed in one year of full-time, or its equivalent in part-time, study. You may begin the MEcon degree in semester one or semester two.
Economics is about choice and is at the heart of all decision-making. Governments, businesses and individuals are all faced with making choices in situations where resources are scarce. As a result, Economics is applicable in a wide range of fields, including business, finance, administration, law, local and national government and, indeed, most aspects of everyday life. One of the strengths of Economics is that it provides a logical way of looking at a variety of issues. It is not just a subject - it is a way of thinking.
In studying Economics you will examine topics of obvious importance to human well-being, for example unemployment, economic growth, inflation, poverty, the distribution of income, and resource allocation in areas such as education, health, business and the environment.
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- Growth, Institutions and Development
- Monetary Economics
- International Economics
- The Economics of Natural Resources and Public Choice
- Labour and Population Economics
- Special Topic in Advanced Economics
- Advanced Microeconomic Theory
- Advanced Macroeconomic Theory
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesEconomics View 16 other Masters in Economics in New Zealand
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Entrance requirements for postgraduate study vary by programme with most requiring a minimum bachelor-level qualification in the same field, and some having additional requirements such as relevant work experience and/or professional registration in New Zealand.
- A postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma can usually be taken at any time after the completion of your bachelor's degree.
- If you hold an honours degree or postgraduate diploma you may be able to eligible for master’s study by thesis only. In some cases if you hold a bachelor’s degree you may apply for a coursework master’s degree or for master’s study by coursework and thesis.
International26978 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 26978 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
National5002 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 5002 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
- National: 8,189 NZD
- International: 45,227 NZD
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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