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The University of Queensland (UQ)

  • 29% international / 71% domestic

Master of Applied Econometrics

  • Masters (Coursework)

Build high-level expertise in statistical methods, learn to apply theory and develop strong research and technical skills which are directly transferable to the employment market.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
2 years full-time
Course Code
5632, 089169F
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$40,640 per year / $81,280 total

About this course

A Master of Applied Econometrics provides a competitive edge in the job market, and UQ is one of only two universities in Australia to offer it.

You'll develop advanced knowledge in core quantitative skills and econometric methods used in diverse areas of economics and finance. These include macroeconomics, quantitative finance, environmental and natural resource management, health, public sector management, business and economic modelling.

You'll also explore answers to big questions, such as what are the keys to unlocking hidden patterns in big data? What are the reasons for quantitative easing of monetary policy around the world? Could econometrics modelling reduce the rich-poor divide? You'll examine these and other thought-provoking issues in the process of improving your quantitative and analytical abilities, critical thinking and logic, so you have what it takes to succeed in a variety of future job roles.

To fulfil the requirements of this program, you must complete 32 units from the course list: 22 units from Part A and 10 units from Part B. If exemptions apply for Part A courses, you have to undertake electives from Part B. With Head of School approval, you may include 2 units for a level 7 course towards Part B.

Study locations

St Lucia

What you will learn

  • Develop a high level of proficiency in econometrics that builds on the significant economic knowledge you gained from undergraduate study.
  • Enhance your current quantitative skills and understanding so you can specialise in the field of econometrics.
  • Obtain an advanced qualification which can prove a career investment that will reward with premium employment opportunities.
  • UQ is only one of two universities in Australia to offer this program.

Career pathways

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Quantitative, risk and financial analyst
  • Forensic accountant
  • Computational intelligence and control scientist
  • Data scientist
  • Economic policy analyst
  • Quantitative behavioural strategist