The Economics Honours Program is designed to:
- provide an extra year of high quality study to enhance students' applied and analytical skills and knowledge of current economic research literature; and to
- provide training in research methods in economics.
The Honours degree is highly valued by potential employers. Past Honours graduates from the School of Economics have been offered positions at the Federal Reserve Bank, the Treasury, other Federal and State Government agencies, and private consulting firms. The Honours degree is also an excellent basis for entry into PhD programs in North America, Europe, and Australia.
As an Honours student, you will find yourself in a stimulating environment. The subject matter will be interesting and challenging. You will have the benefit of small classes and an informal class atmosphere, with interactive discussion with fellow students and staff members. You will find that the standard of discussion in honours classes is generally much higher than in pass degree tutorials. You will get to know your fellow students and your lecturers in a way that is usually not possible in pass degree classes. The School includes the thesis requirement to provide students with experience and training through undertaking a small research project under supervision.
Honours in Economics can be undertaken following graduation with a Bachelor of Economics or a Bachelor of Arts (with extended major in Economics). The Bachelor of Economics Honours program is available in the fields of Economics and Econometrics. The Bachelor of Arts Honours program is available in the field of Economics where the student has completed an extended major in Economics.
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