Master of Applied Economics

University of Adelaide, The

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00123M

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.

Designed for

Graduates with a background in economics


This master's degree is a 48-unit program of study. Students take 21 units of core courses including five 3-unit courses and the 6-unit course Challenges in Economic Policy and Applied Research, which provides the capstone research experience. Students also choose 27 units of elective courses.


  • Economics
  • Public policy

Standard entry requirements

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

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
North Terrace International: $95,000 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 2 years

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