Master of Economic Analysis
The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.
Please note: There is also a Master of Economics for those students seeking a pathway into a career in economics.
The Master of Economic Analysis is an advanced and challenging graduate program in economics for highly focused students. It is designed as a postgraduate counterpart of our successful Bachelor of Economics (Honours). The program caters to those seek to build towards postgraduate research or to those who aspire to positions of intellectual leadership as professional economists in government, NGOs or the private sector.
Tuition incorporates the advanced tools of economic modelling, and how to apply them to understand and analyse real-world phenomena. The Master of Economic Analysis includes a yearlong, individually supervised research component.
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
Course outcomes and further study
Graduates of the Master of Economic Analysis will be able to pursue a career as professional economists in academia, government or the private sector. 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).
Admission to candidature for the Master of Economic Analysis 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) completion of the requirements for the embedded Graduate Diploma in Economic Analysis or an equivalent qualification.
How to apply
How to apply
Australian citizens, permanent residents, New Zealand citizens, and holders of a permanent humanitarian visa, apply through the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - click on the 'Apply now' icon on this page to proceed with your application.
To be considered for a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), a completed application must be received by the 30th November for semester 1, 2015 and 30 May 2015 for semester 2, 2015.
Please refer to the following link for application details: sydney.edu.au/arts/future_students/scholarships.shtml
How to apply
Overseas applicants may apply:
(i) directly to the University, via the International Office. For information about closing dates and application procedures, visit the International Office website; or
(ii) through a University overseas representative (education agent).
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 2015, 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 2014 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 tuition fees for postgraduate students
This 2015, tuition fee for international postgraduate students represents the fees that are 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.
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.