Postgraduate study in Economics

Postgraduate study opportunities in Economics

Advanced study in Economics will deepen your skill base and enable you to tackle many important problems. You can also choose optional courses to complement the core material that all economists require.

Economics students also enjoy the research component of their programme, where they work alongside experienced staff members to investigate particular issues in depth.

The Graduate Adviser for Economics is Malliga Rassu.

Postgraduate careers

Postgraduate study in Economics is essential for anyone wanting to become a professional economist. Our graduates work in business, the government sector and academia, both in New Zealand and overseas.
 

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Economics

The BA(Hons) is a stand alone degree at postgraduate level. It may be taken after a completed BA and is awarded as a separate qualification. The BA(Hons) may be used as the entry qualification for the one year MA.

Admission requirements

A BA with a major in Economics, including a pass in each of ECON 201, 211, 221, 381, either ECON 321 or 322, or equivalent courses as approved by the Head of Department. You must have an average grade of B or higher in 45 points above Stage II in the major.

Programme overview

Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Required course of study

Consult the BA(Hons) schedule for the courses you may take and how to structure your study.

Master of Arts in Economics

Programme overview

Master of Arts

There are two separate MA options, depending on your entrance pathway. 

120-point (one-year) MA

The 120-point MA requires one year of full-time study, with admission from a BA(Hons) or PGDipArts. It is available as either a research or taught masters.

Admission requirements

A BA(Hons) or PGDipArts in Economics with an average grade of B or higher, and including ECON 701, 711 and either 721 or 723.

Required course of study

Consult the MA schedule for how to structure your study and for the courses you may take.

240-point (two-year) MA

The 240-point MA requires two consecutive years of full-time study, with admission from a BA or approved equivalent qualification. It is available as either a research or taught masters.

Admission requirements

A BA with a major in Economics, including a pass in each of ECON 201, 211, 221, 381 and either ECON 321 or 322, or equivalent courses as approved by the Head of Department. You must have an average grade of B or higher in at least 45 points above Stage II.

To progress to the second year of the MA

In the first 120 points of MA enrolment, you must achieve:

  • An average grade of B, or
  • For a research masters, any grade specified for enrolment in a thesis or research portfolio. If you do not achieve the required grade, enrolment for the MA cannot continue.

Required course of study

Consult the MA schedule for how to structure your study and for the courses you may take.

Apply and enrol

To apply and enrol for postgraduate study, visit our page on how to apply.
 

Contact a Graduate Adviser

For more information on postgradute study in Economics, contact an Adviser.