Master of Philosophy - Economics and Finance (By Research)

Curtin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00301J

This program is designed to extend theoretical knowledge and associated techniques to a higher level. Students focus on one of the two areas, although coursework and research may be carried out in both areas. The degree is suitable for those who plan to pursue careers as professional economists or finance specialists in both public and private sectors or in academia.

Designed for

Those planning careers as economists or finance specialists in business, government or academia


The course has a Thesis Research core unit. It is a requirement that two-thirds of this course is undertaken by research and only one-third by coursework.


  • Economics and finance

Standard entry requirements

  • Degree or equivalent in commerce majoring in economics and/or finance with a high course weighted average
  • Honours degree in economics or finance
  • Postgraduate diploma in commerce (economics and finance)
  • Or completion of a professional master in economics and/or finance or related field with an above average academic performance

Study pathways

Students should not enrol in this research course to receive the Postgraduate Diploma in Business (Economics and Finance) but rather have undertaken it as a requisite for admission. Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Bentley - main campus International: $75,400 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years

Further information

The Curtin Business School provides facilities and benefits for those studying this course by research, including access to suitable computer facilities, office space, and financial assistance to attend conferences and for other associated research costs. Curtin Course Code: MR-ECFNCE

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