24 months
41500 AUD/year
32600 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Economics at The University of Western Australia is designed for students who plan to pursue careers as economic researchers and decision makers in the public or private sectors.  

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The Master of Economics at The University of Western Australia attracts people employed by the public service and private enterprise, as well as teachers already holding a Bachelor of Economics who seek to improve their professional qualifications through postgraduate studies. Topics covered include microeconomics, macroeconomics, international economics, financial economics, resource economics, public economics, quantitative economics, economic history and economic development.

Who should do this course?

This course is ideal for students who wish to undertake post-graduate studies in economics. The course is designed for students who have completed an economics major in their undergraduate studies.

Career Pathways 

Graduates can expect to find work in government agencies at the local, state and federal levels, as well as opportunities in the private sector including banks, consultancy companies, international agencies, insurance companies and the finance industry.

As an economist, you could assess the implications of global economic trends on the Australian economy, regional economies or individual industries. In the area of applied economics, you might conduct research and analysis of global and local events for federal agencies such as the Treasury, Reserve Bank of Australia, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and Productivity Commission.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Microeconomic
  • Macroeconomic 
  • Development Economics  
  • Environmental and Resource Economics 
  • Applied Advanced Econometrics  
  • Advanced International Trade
  • Advanced Economic Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


96 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS CODE: 003091A  

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

  • a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
  • the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent; and 
  • successfully completed prior tertiary study in economics or in a related cognate discipline as recognised by UWA. 

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    41500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 83000 AUD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    32600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 65200 AUD for the full programme during 24 months.

Living costs for Perth

1328 - 2367 AUD /month
Living costs

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


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