Economics and Public Policy

University of Queensland

24 months
40640 AUD/year
33180 AUD/year
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The Master of Economics and Public Policy from University of Queensland is an economics-centred, multidisciplinary program, designed to provide students with an opportunity to understand how government intervention affects the economy in an increasingly globalised world.


The Economics and Public Policy program from University of Queensland focuses on the economic analytical tools needed to design and evaluate public policies. 

Core courses in public economics, regulatory economics, and microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis emphasise the rationale for government intervention and the theoretical framework that underpins the nature of such intervention. 

Elective courses include applied econometrics, economic development and health economics, and a range of policy oriented courses. 

The program also provides students with the necessary multidisciplinary approaches to deal with public policy problems, including elective courses in political sciences. No prior knowledge or training in economics is required for this program.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Economic Society of Australia

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Foundations in Microeconomics
  • Foundations in Macroeconomics
  • The Macroeconomy
  • Consumer and Firm Behaviour
  • Mathematical Techniques for Economics
  • Statistics for Business & Economics
  • Elements of Econometrics
  • Competition Policy and Regulation
  • Public Economics
  • Research Methods in Economics
  • Dynamics of Public Policy
  • Economic Analysis & Public Policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




32 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 082599G

  • A Bachelor degree or equivalent in any discipline with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale; or a Graduate Certificate in Economic Studies; or Graduate Diploma in Economics with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40640 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40640 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    33180 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33180 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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