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Master of Economics (MEcon)

  • Masters (Coursework)

The Master of Economics (MEcon) will equip students to be either professional practitioners or academic researchers in the field of Economics. It can also provide a pathway to doctoral-level study in Economics. The degree consists of both coursework and a research dissertation.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Course Code
MEcon

About this course

The Master of Economics (MEcon) will equip students to be either professional practitioners or academic researchers in the field of Economics. It can also provide a pathway to doctoral-level study in Economics. The degree consists of both coursework and a research dissertation.

The normal admission requirement is a Bachelor's degree majoring in Economics and an average grade of at least B+ for the relevant 300-level papers. Candidates should have also completed 300-level papers in mathematical economics and econometrics. Admission on the basis of alternative qualifications and experience is possible.

The Master of Economics can be completed in one year of full-time, or its equivalent in part-time, study. You may begin the MEcon degree in first or second semester.

Entry requirements

  1. Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Commerce).
  2. Every applicant must either
    1. be a graduate with Economics as a major subject including 300-level papers in both econometrics and mathematical economics, and
    2. normally have achieved an average grade of B+ in the papers satisfying the final year requirements for that major subject; or
    3. have equivalent alternative qualifications or experience acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce).
  3. No applicant will be admitted who has previously been awarded an honours degree or postgraduate diploma in Economics.

Study locations

Dunedin