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Why study with us?

  • Top five in Australia

    Ranked top five in the Australia for Economics by the 2020 QS World Rankings by Subject, you will study one of Australia’s leading economics degrees from world-renowned experts and researchers.

  • Top graduates

    Our graduates are highly sought after, with our alumni including leaders in the Reserve Bank, the Treasury and other government departments, international agencies, financial institutions and NGOs.

Overview

This degree is designed for students with a strong background in mathematics, or professionals requiring high-end training in some aspects of economic theory and applications. It is also suitable for students seeking a stepping stone towards a PhD in the area of economics.

In this course you will analyse real-world matters, from public policy to law and financial markets.  

Why study with us?

At the University of Sydney you will receive advanced training in economics and a pathway to higher degree study. With innovative instruction in cutting-edge economic theory and applications, it is a challenging graduate program in economics for highly focused students.

Our classes are small and you will learn the methods of economic modelling and the art and science of working with data using sophisticated tools. We have a long tradition of excellence and dynamic research activities in all fields of economics.

Please note: There is also a Graduate Diploma in Economics for those students seeking a pathway into a career in economics.

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Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

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The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your entry requirements

English language proficiency

Find out if you need to prove English language proficiency (depends on your country of origin and educational background).

For academic requirements check the ‘Admission requirements’ section on this page.

Your fee

Your funding & scholarships

How to apply

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 11 February of the commencing year

Semester 2 - 15 July of the commencing year

We strongly encourage applicants to apply as early as possible, offers are made on a rolling basis and places are limited. Separate scholarship deadlines apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Standard closing dates:

Semester 1 - 31 January of the commencing year

Semester 2 - 30 June of the commencing year

We strongly encourage international applicants to apply as early as possible to allow time for visa and travel arrangements. Separate scholarship deadlines may apply - check the scholarships website for details.

Starting date

Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (August)

What you'll study

To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Economic Analysis a candidate must complete 48 credit points, including:

  • 24 credit points from core units of study; and
  • a minimum of 12 credit points from core elective units of study; and
  • a maximum of 12 credit points from elective units of study.

Completion requirement

Under normal progression, a full-time student completes prescribed units of study to the value of 24 credit points per semester. Part-time students may undertake prescribed units of study up to the value of 12 credit points per semester. You are required to attend all lectures, tutorials and other activities prescribed for your units of study.

Admission requirement

Admission to candidature for the Graduate Diploma in Economic Analysis requires:

  • a bachelor's degree from the University of Sydney, including a major in Economics with a minimum distinction (75%) average, or an equivalent qualification; or
  • completion of the requirements of the embedded Graduate Certificate in Economic Analysis with a minimum distinction (75%), or an equivalent qualification; or

You can progress from the Graduate Certificate to a Graduate Diploma or Masters, or from a Graduate Diploma to Masters in the same subject area, after successful completion of the shorter course with a minimum distinction (75%) average mark.

Career Pathways

The Graduate Diploma in Economic Analysis will prepare you for a career in academia or a highly skilled economic job at institutions such as the Reserve Bank of Australia, the Productivity Commission, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority and the Australian Securities Exchange.

Our graduates include Nobel Laureate in Economics and game theory pioneer, John Harsanyi, Reserve Bank of Australia Governor, Glenn Stevens and Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Justin Wolfers (University of Michigan).

Future study options

The Master of Economic Analysis includes core, electives and research project-based study; it is a counterpart to the Master of Economics.

Domestic students

International students

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