Master of Applied Economics

The University of Adelaide

Economists analyse the decisions of individuals, governments and businesses and their impact on our lives and welfare. Armed with these insights, they can give expert advice on business strategy, understand the background behind the news, influence public policy for a better world and make informed personal financial decisions. Our Master of Applied Economics is suited to students with or without prior knowledge in the field. You will: >hone your understanding of incentives, opportunity costs, trade-offs, supply and demand, and efficiency >apply economic concepts to a range of fields-from public policy and finance to international trade and natural resources >practise advanced techniques for analysing and managing data >explore economic growth and development and the organisation of markets.

Course Fee:

International: $85,000

Entry Requirements:

A completed Bachelor's degree or equivalent with a GPA of 5.0; Students may enter this degree from the Graduate Certificate in Applied Economics or the Graduate Diploma in Applied Economics.


This master's degree comprises: >six core courses including the research capstone Challenges in Economic Policy and Applied Research >a choice of electives including the option to specialise in international economics, public policy or economic theory.

Subjects you can Study:

Economics; Public policy

Who for:

Graduates with a background in economics

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00123M

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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
North Terrace No info Yes Full time 2 years

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