Master of Economics (MEcon) 12 months Postgraduate Program By University of Otago |Top Universities
Subject Ranking

# 251-300QS Subject Rankings

Program Duration

12 monthsProgram duration

Tuitionfee

53,291 NZDTuition Fee/year

Application Deadline

15 Nov, 2023Application Deadline

Program overview

Main Subject

Economics and Econometrics

Degree

Other

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

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.

Program overview

Main Subject

Economics and Econometrics

Degree

Other

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

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.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

6.5+
90+
5+
58+
176+

Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Commerce).

Every applicant must either:

  • be a graduate, and
  • normally have achieved an average grade of B in the papers satisfying the final year requirements for the degree, including both econometrics and mathematical economics, or
  • have equivalent alternative qualifications or experience acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Commerce).
In considering an applicant’s qualifications, regard will be given to the detail of the course of study followed to gain the qualification, as well as the applicant’s performance in the programme.

15 Nov 2023
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Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

8,651 NZD
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International Students

53,291 NZD
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