Duration

2 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2017

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

32

Faculty

Business, Economics & Law

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Development Economics.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

A Bachelor degree or equivalent in any discipline with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale; or a Graduate Certificate in Economic Studies; or Graduate Diploma in Economics with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

Apply Online

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Economics

Email: enquiries@economics.uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 6570

Web:

Duration

2 Years full-time

Commencing 2017

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Postgraduate Coursework

Units

32

Faculty

Business, Economics & Law

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Development Economics.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

A Bachelor degree or equivalent in any discipline with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale; or a Graduate Certificate in Economic Studies; or Graduate Diploma in Economics with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale.

CRICOS Code: 082598G

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 9

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Web:

Enquire online

Why study the Master of Development Economics?

This program is strongly differentiated from typical development-related programs in that it has a strong emphasis on quantitative techniques in econometrics, benefit/cost analysis and operations research, all set in the 'developing economy' context. It is also unique in offering students training in how to model the economy as a complex, evolving system, which is highly appropriate in understanding economic development. Graduates will have extensive training in economic modelling and statistical techniques, in addition to the key analytical frameworks in the field of economic development. Given the strong quantitative emphasis of the program, care has been taken to offer a range of electives of a less quantitative nature, including courses offered by four other Schools. The elective list is extensive enough to allow study in fields such as: health; environment; innovation and competition policy; international economics and politics; quantitative techniques for project appraisals. This program does not presume prior knowledge or training in economics.

What you can study

The study plan for this program can be found here.

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Development Economics.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

A Bachelor degree or equivalent in any discipline with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale; or a Graduate Certificate in Economic Studies; or Graduate Diploma in Economics with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale.

How to Apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

A Bachelor degree or equivalent in any discipline with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale; or a Graduate Certificate in Economic Studies; or Graduate Diploma in Economics with a GPA of at least 4.50 on a 7 point scale.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 082598G

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

What you can do with a Master of Development Economics

Careers

Graduates will have comprehensive skills directly related to employment in the private or government sectors in companies, agencies and departments involved in international development, consulting, project management, aid agencies and infrastructure planning. Graduates may be recruited into a variety of roles such as economic analyst, consultant, policy advisor or project officer.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society
  • Development Studies Network (ANU)
  • Economic Society of Australia

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Master of Development Economics

To complete the Master of Development Economics, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

To complete the program, a student must complete 32 units from the MDevEcon list comprising -

    (a) 24 units from part A of the list; and
    (b) 8 units from part B of the list.

If exemptions apply for Part A courses, students are to undertake electives from Part B. With Head of School approval, a student may include 2 units for any level 3 ECON or level 7 course towards part B. Refer to the MDevEcon(#32) rules for further information.

The study plan for this program can be found here.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Master of Development Economics.

Program Rules for the Master of Development Economics

Early exit points

Based upon course selection, students may be able to exit this award with the: