Course overview

If your goal is to improve policy-making processes with advanced economic-analysis skills, then this graduate degree is for you. With world-class training in applied economics and econometrics, you will learn to apply key analytical frameworks to influence economic policies for trade, finance, development and the environment. The program offers three specialisations as follows:

  • Development Policy: develop your analytical understanding of the economic principles and politics underlying development policies.
  • Economies of Asia and the Pacific: acquire a comprehensive understanding of the economic, trade and development issues relevant to developing and managing long-term policy and programs in the Asia Pacific.
  • International Trade and Finance: become equipped with advanced learning in trade and finance theory, together with applied quantitative analysis and the ability to interpret trade and financial data.

Join an internationally-renowned network of leading economic practitioners and researchers at Crawford School and graduate with a world-class master’s degree in international and development economics. 

Starting dates

January, February, April, July, October

What you will learn

Through your choice of electives, you will have the opportunity to cultivate a distinguished and specialist skill set in the field of international and development economics. This will prepare you for worldwide senior policy officer and management roles. The program will equip you with the tools of advanced economic analysis, and the skill to apply them to economic policies for trade, finance, development and the environment. You can choose from electives including international trade, banking and monetary policy, economic development, econometric methods, economic regulation, and environmental and natural resource policy.

Entry requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0

Students must complete the pre-sessional component to continue to the initial component. Students must complete all courses in the initial component and achieve a minimum 50% weighted average mark to continue to the concluding component. Students who do not complete all courses in the initial component or do not achieve a minimum 50% weighted average mark in the initial component will be transferred to the Graduate Diploma of Public Policy.

English Language Requirements
All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.

Assessment of Qualifications

  • Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met. Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au
  • ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications
  • Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.

How to apply

You can apply directly via ANU Application Manager

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $33,888 per year full-time, $67,776 total course cost
International Students: $45,168 per year full-time

Duration

2 years full time,

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences postgraduate courses at Australian National University (ANU) rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 75.5% (national average 78.4%)
Improved skills: 82.8% (national average 79.0%)
Overall satisfaction: 88.5% (national average 87.2%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their postgraduate degree from Australian National University (ANU). You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences postgraduate courses at Australian National University (ANU) had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 86.1% (national average 80.6%)
Studying full time: 11.5% (national average 8.7%)
Median full time salary: $89,500 (national average $77,000)

The ratings above refer the proportion of surveyed Australian National University (ANU) graduates for which the statement was true. You can find out more about these results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 082308A

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