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5 reasons to study a Master of Economics

3 December 2020
A flexible and global Economics qualification
The Master of Economics will give you the skills and theoretical background to enter or continue in the fields of economics, econometrics and finance, tailored to your needs.

1. Undertake what suits you, when it suits you

The Master of Economics at the University of Sydney is especially designed to be relevant and adaptable, whether you’ve never studied economics before, just finished an undergraduate degree or have been working as a professional for 30 years.

You can choose seven elective units (42 credit points) from within Economics, Econometrics and Financial Economics, so you can tailor your studies to the specific needs of your current workplace, your future career or your personal interests.

Still working? Night classes and part-time study are available to accommodate your schedule.

2. Get involved on a macro or even global scale

The degree will challenge you to apply your training and experience to address major challenges in business and economic policy.

You’ll combine industry-relevant training with strong academic study to become a leader in the field.

You can also undertake the Master of Economics (Dual Degree) with Fudan University, China to gain economic knowledge and experience across the entire APAC region, graduating with two Master’s degrees.

3. Get practical research experience

Students of the Master of Economics complete a capstone experience – ECON7030 Economics Research Project, enabling the practical application of what they've learnt throughout the degree.

In this unit of study, students undertake a significant research project of their choice, developing data analysis skills and exercising their critical thinking.

4. Get highly-regarded, recognised qualification

The Master of Economics at the University of Sydney is the preferred professional development qualification for many employers.

Our graduates hold positions in international, federal and state policy and financial institutions including KPMG, EY and PwC globally and Haitong Securities, a top 5 firm in China.

Notable graduates of the program include Joanne Masters, Oceania Chief Economist at EY, Dr Sally Auld, Chief Investment Officer at JBWere, and Charles Littrell, Inspector of Banks and Trust Companies at the Central Bank of the Bahamas.

5. Get credit for previous economic study and fast-track your Master’s

If your undergraduate degree included a major in economics, Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) may be available to you.

With RPL, you may be eligible to skip foundational units of study, jump straight into core units and complete the degree in 1.5 years full-time rather than two.

If you have completed an Honours degree in Economics previously, you can complete the Master of Economics in just one year.