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Economics and Public Policy

University of Queensland

24 months
43072 AUD/year
34560 AUD/year
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Learn from internationally respected academic staff about the analytical techniques to evaluate, influence and develop effective public policy, and how to apply economics to make a positive difference in our increasingly globalised world with the Master of Economics and Public Policy offered by University of Queensland.


This highly regarded program in Master of Economics and Public Policy offered by University of Queensland is an interdisciplinary collaboration between the School of Economics and the School of Political Science and International Studies, both of which rank in the world top 100 for their respective study areas. 

During study with both schools you'll examine the relationship between public policy, governance and economics, and look at how governments develop policy, and how their intervention affects the global economy. You'll also benefit from the program’s emphasis on practical applications to solve complex problems.

If you're a graduate without an economics background, the two-year 32 unit program is ideal for gaining comprehensive training in economics, from core principles to the more advanced study of microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics.

Program highlights

  • Explore international issues like the far-reaching impacts of economic policy, and how can we better understand the cost-benefit of migration.
  • Choose to specialise in areas including health economics, dynamics of effective governance, and how public policy affects international macroeconomics and finance, or complete an optional research thesis.
  • Gain the knowledge to be a leading authority in public sector economics and analysis, with the skills to effect social change and improve economic and community welfare.

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:
  • Policy program and evaluation consultant
  • Government and public affairs manager
  • Policy and economic adviser
  • Infrastructure and investment adviser

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • 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


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 082599G

  • A bachelor degree (or equivalent) with a GPA of 4.5, approved by the Executive Dean; or
  • A Graduate Certificate in Economics Studies or Graduate Diploma in Economics from UQ (or equivalent) with a GPA of 4.5.

Tuition Fee

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    34560 AUD/year
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Living costs for Brisbane

1402 - 2528 AUD /month
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