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Economics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
University rank #159 (QS) Bandar Labuan, Malaysia
The Faculty of Economics and Management (FEP) (erstwhile The Faculty of Resource Economics and Agribusiness) was first established in January 1974, as the fourth faculty in Universiti Putra Malaysia (erstwhile Universiti Pertanian Malaysia).
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The Master of Economics (M. Econ) program started at the Faculty of Economics and Management, UPM in 1994. The objectives of this non-thesis program are:

  • To provide students with alternative disciplines so that they can gain mastery in related field of economics;
  • To apply analytical approaches to analyze current economic issues;
  • To demonstrate the application of microeconomics and macroeconomics in solving economic problems
  • To provide awareness of the development and economic issues at the national, regional and global levels.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mathematical Economics
  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Macroeconomic Theory
  • Econometric Methods I
  • Research Methodology in Applied Economics
  • Project Paper
  • Seminar in Economics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    40 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Candidates should have a Bachelor degree with a minimum cumulative grade-point average (CGPA) of 3.00 on a 4-point scale from institutions recognized by UPM. Working experience of at least 5 years in related fields can be considered for candidates with CGPA of less than 3.00. Candidates must have at least a pass in economics and / or quantitative courses at the undergraduate level.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1100 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 550 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    602 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 301 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
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  • 1,206 MYR for Local Students 
  • 2,206 MYR for International Students


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