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Economics is a social science concerned with the analysis of all the factors that can impact the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. This involves looking at goods and services from the perspective of economic agents (i.e. buyers and sellers) and the market as a whole (macro/micro economics). The subject also integrates aspects of other social sciences, such as sociology and international studies, and draws upon mathematics and statistics.
The Master of Economics program is an excellent means of obtaining advanced-level qualifications in the disciplines of Economics, Agricultural, and Resource Economics and Econometrics which are all areas of research and teaching strength at UNE. The program can be studied on a full-time basis over two years, or by part-time or distance education for up to six years. This is a flexible program that can be pursued through a combination of coursework and independent research so that you can develop research skills and expertise that are relevant to your work and career goals.
Students will have worked independently and collaboratively with a multidisciplinary group to achieve common goals, solve problems, contribute specialist knowledge and contribute to group performance.
The nature and implications of assumptions and value judgments in economic analysis and policy; interactions between economic thinking and economic events, both historical and contemporary; the responsibilities of economists and their role in society .
Students will use advanced quantitative economic analytical methods to select and apply an appropriate empirical method to address typical problems faced by economists, and critically evaluate the results .
Graduates will be able to communicate complex ideas clearly and coherently, in written form and interactive oral form to expert and non-expert audiences, individually or in collaborative contexts.