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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)
1.5 years full-time
Course Code
5545, 077436B
Intake Months
Feb, Jul
International Fees
$40,640 per year / $60,960 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.

The 1.5 year 24 unit program is designed for graduates with a background in economics, business or commerce, with training provided in areas including macroeconomics, microeconomics, political science, public policy and the impact of economic analysis on policy.

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.
  • UQ School of Economics is consistently ranked in the top 5 percent of research-intensive economic departments in the world. Source: Research Papers in Economics

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