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Economics, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #25 (QS) Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR)
The Master of Economics programme at The University of Hong Kong aims to introduce students to frontier developments in economics and to equip them with state-of-the-art analytical tools. It emphasises real-world relevance and applications. The discipline of economics has been developing rapidly in recent decades and has produced useful ideas and revealing empirical findings. 

Overview

All these are important in economic and social-policy design and evaluation, business decision-making and our understanding of economic behaviour in general. However, because of their technical nature, these latest advances are not easily accessible to laymen. 

The programme in Economics offered by The University of Hong Kong bridges the gap between technicality and applicability. It is most suitable for those who plan to pursue a career in which economic analytical skills play an important role.

Students must read a total of ten courses, including the completion of three core courses (on microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics) and a capstone course. They can choose to concentrate in one of the streams: Data Analysis Stream, Policy Analysis Stream and Theory Stream, according to their interests and career aspirations. Up to two elective courses may be taken from other taught postgraduate programmes offered by the Faculty.

Programme Structure

Mode of Attendance

  • Full Time (one year to two years)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      Full Time (one year to two years)

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    577

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • A recognized Bachelor's degree or equivalent;
  • Statements from two referees; and
  • A TOEFL/IELTS score* if an applicant is not from an English teaching university

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21800 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    5367 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5367 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Local Students

  • 42,100 HK$
Non-local Students
  • 171,000 HK$

Living costs for Hong Kong

  • 13720 - 23420 HKD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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