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The University of Queensland (UQ)

  • 29% international / 71% domestic

Master of Economics and Public Policy

  • Masters (Coursework)

Learn from internationally respected academic staff about the analytical techniques to evaluate, influence and develop effective public policy, and how to apply economics to make a positive difference in our increasingly globalised world.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
2 years full-time
Course Code
5588, 082599G
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$40,640 per year / $81,280 total

About this course

This highly regarded program is an interdisciplinary collaboration between the School of Economics and the School of Political Science and International Studies, both of which rank in the world top 100 for their respective study areas.

During study with both schools you'll examine the relationship between public policy, governance and economics, and look at how governments develop policy, and how their intervention affects the global economy. You'll also benefit from the program's emphasis on practical applications to solve complex problems.

If you're a graduate without an economics background, the two-year 32 unit program is ideal for gaining comprehensive training in economics, from core principles to the more advanced study of microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics.

Study locations

St Lucia

What you will learn

  • Explore international issues like the far-reaching impacts of economic policy, and how can we better understand the cost-benefit of migration.
  • Choose to specialise in areas including health economics, dynamics of effective governance, and how public policy affects international macroeconomics and finance, or complete an optional research thesis.
  • Gain the knowledge to be a leading authority in public sector economics and analysis, with the skills to effect social change and improve economic and community welfare.

Career pathways

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

  • Policy program and evaluation consultant
  • Government and public affairs manager
  • Policy and economic adviser
  • Infrastructure and investment adviser