Master of Economic Analysis

The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.

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The Master of Economic Analysis is aimed at students with a strong background in mathematics, for instance and professionals requiring high-end training in some aspects of economic theory and applications. It is also suitable for students seeking a stepping stone towards a PhD in the area of economics.

Do you have a strong background in mathematics? Are you keen to jump into academic economics? In this course you will analyse real-world matters from public policy to law and financial markets. The Master of Economic Analysis includes core, elective and research project based study and is a counterpart to the Master of Economics.

Why study with us?
At the University of Sydney you will receive advanced training in economics and a pathway to higher degree study. With innovative instruction in cutting-edge economic theory and applications, it is a challenging graduate program in economics for highly focused students.

Our classes are small and you will learn the methods of economic modelling and the art and science of working with data using sophisticated tools.

With a long tradition of excellence and dynamic research activities, we are ranked as world-class in all fields of economics.

Please note: There is also a Master of Economics for those students seeking a pathway into a career in economics.

Course outline

Study plan

To qualify for the award of the Master of Economic Analysis a candidate must complete 72 credit points, including:

(a) 24 credit points from core units of study; and

(b) a minimum of 24 credit points from core elective units of study; and

(c) a maximum of 12 credit points from elective units of study

(d) 12 credit points of capstone units of study.

For an up-to-date list of units of study for this degree, please refer to the

Postgraduate Table of Units of Study for Economic Analysis Subject Area.

Embedded courses

Course outcomes and further study

Graduate opportunities

The Master of Economic Analysis will prepare you for a career in academia or a highly skilled economic job at institutions such as the Reserve Bank of Australia, the Productivity Commission, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority and the Australian Securities Exchange. Our graduates include Nobel Laureate in Economics and game theory pioneer John Harsanyi, Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Glenn Stevens and Professor of Economics and Public Policy Justin Wolfers (University of Michigan).

Further study

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Admission

Admission requirements

Entry in the 1 year or 1.5 year degree program is determined by the criteria below:

Admission to candidature for the Master of Economic Analysis (1.5 years full-time) requires:

(a) a bachelor’s degree from the University of Sydney, including a major in Economics with a minimum distinction (75 percent) average, or an equivalent qualification or

(b) Graduate Certificate in Economics with minimum distinction (75 percent) average

Admission to candidature for the Master of Economic Analysis (1 year full-time) requires:

(a) completion of the requirements for the embedded Graduate Diploma in Economic Analysis or an equivalent qualification.

(b) an Honours degree in a relevant discipline

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University via the Online Application portal. Visit the How to Apply page for more information.

When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply Now’ button on the right hand side of this course page.

International students

How to apply

Applications are made directly to the University via the Online Application portal. Visit the How to Apply page for more information.

When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply Now’ button on the right hand side of this course page.

If you would like to apply through a University approved agent, visit Agents and Representatives.

Fee disclaimer

Domestic students

Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount

Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

This 2016, tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student represents the fee that is payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2015 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.

Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information in this prospectus, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.

The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents

Please note that if you are classified by the University as a Research Training Scheme student in accordance with the Other Grants Guidelines (Research) 2010, you will be exempt from the payment of any SCA or tuition fees for courses undertaken as part of a Research Masters degree and Research Doctoral degree. More information about your eligibility for this Scheme is available here.

International students

International tuition fees for postgraduate students

This 2016, tuition fee for international postgraduate students represents the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2016, for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.

Annual review

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees and health insurance

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the tuition fees. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. The University's Future Students' webpage has further information about these additional incidental fees for postgraduate coursework students and postgraduate research students.

In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.

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