Master of Economic and Regional Development

University of New England UNE

This course combines economic analysis with studies in specific community/regional development and will prepare you to work in either urban or rural contexts. It will cater for domestic and international students either already employed in such development or wishing to seek a career in this field. This program will give students holistic skills that will provide career opportunities and advancements in non-government and government organisations that are involved in community and regional development projects, including international organisations and aid agencies involved in project planning , management, impact and policy evaluation. Opportunities include positions as economists and policy analysts, researchers, community organisers, project officers and consultants.

Course Fee:

Australian: $34,824
International: $50,000

Entry Requirements:

Bachelor degree in a relevant or non-relevant discipline. Relevant disciplines include but are not limited to: Agricultural and Resource Economics; Agribusiness; Development Economics; Economics; Econometrics.


96 credit points (equivalent to 16 standard units) including core units, a Dissertation, and an Approved Major or General Program. Mandatory intensive schools may be a requirement of some of the units in this course. A student's program of study and credit points for completion are determined by the qualification used as the basis for admission.

Subjects you can Study:

Asian studies; General program; Health management; Indigenous futures; Peace studies; Rural development; Urban and regional development

Study Pathways:

Graduates may be eligible to apply for admission to PhD candidature. Students may be eligible for credit (advanced standing) for previously completed studies.

Who for:

Students either already employed in development or wishing to seek a career in this field

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00003G

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Armidale No info Yes Full time 2 years
Armidale No info Yes Online 4 years
Armidale No info Yes Part time 4 years

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