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The University of Queensland (UQ)

  • 29% international / 71% domestic

Master of Development Economics

  • Masters (Coursework)

Extend your quantitative abilities, further your understanding of development theory and equip yourself with the confidence and capability to improve the quality of life in the developing world.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
1.5 years full-time
Course Code
5469, 065383J
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$40,640 per year / $60,960 total

About this course

UQ's School of Economics works with schools across the university to provide an interdisciplinary learning experience for the Master of Development Economics, with teaching provided by a host of experts in the field.

During your studies you'll learn how to address one of the most critical problems facing humanity: how to create thriving and sustainable economies to overcome poverty and inequality. You'll also look at the other important issues facing the developing world, from population to health and environment.

Study our 1.5 year 24 unit program, designed for applicants with an economics, business or commerce background, and you'll gain specialist skills in economic modelling and statistical techniques, as well as advanced knowledge of the forces that affect developing economies.

Both master's will provide a qualification that's in demand for roles domestically and internationally in both the private and public sectors.

Study locations

St Lucia

What you will learn

  • Explore the big issues, such as the impact of globalisation on developing economies, along with pollution, climate change, water quality and natural resources.
  • Expand your knowledge of economics in the developing world in a unique program that's strongly differentiated from typical development-related studies.
  • Gain key quantitative skills in econometrics, benefit/cost analysis and operations research that will prepare you for specialised roles.

Career pathways

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

  • Development and infrastructure analyst
  • Environmental policy officer
  • Policy and advocacy officer
  • Education policy analyst