Course details

CRICOS course code: 056955G

Level of study: Postgraduate

Summary

The Doctoral Program in Economics at the University of Melbourne is the leading PhD program in the region and sits among the world’s top graduate research programs. This program is jointly offered by the Department of Economics and Australia’s pre-eminent economic and social policy research institution, the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research. The diversity and depth of available research advisors and research topics in theoretical and applied economics in Australia is unparalleled in the region.

The Doctoral Program in Economics is made up of a 2-year Master of Commerce coursework program followed by a 3-year PhD.

This program is designed for students with prior training in economics or a related discipline with a strong analytical/mathematical component, who wish to gain advanced skills necessary to practice as a professional economist in the public or private sectors.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
43,808 Per Year Expected Jul 2023 5 years
Full time
The University of Melbourne
Parkville Campus
Grattan Street
Melbourne Victoria 3010
Australia

Entry criteria

In order to be considered for entry, you must have completed:

  • a four-year bachelor degree in a relevant discipline which includes a substantial research component equivalent to at least 25% of one year of full-time study and have achieved a minimum weighted average of 75% in the final year subjects or (University of Melbourne) equivalent, or
  • a masters degree in a relevant discipline which includes a substantial research component equivalent to at least 25% of one year of full-time study and achieved a minimum weighted average of 75% or (University of Melbourne) equivalent,

the masters must be a two-year degree in a relevant discipline which includes a substantial research component equivalent to at least 25% of one year of full-time study with a minimum weighted average of 75% or (University of Melbourne) equivalent and a minimum weighted average mark of H1 (80-100%) across all second year subjects. Or

a qualification and professional experience considered to be equivalent.

Minimum scores and tests accepted

IELTS: Overall 7.0 with 7.0 in writing (no band less than 6.0)
TOEFL (paper-based): 600 and 5.0 in Test of Written English (TWE)
TOEFL (internet-based): 94, with writing 27, speaking 18, reading 13, listening 13
TOEFL (computer-based): Minimum score of 250 and score of 5.0 in the essay rating
Pearson Test of English (Academic): 65 and a written communicative skill of 65 and no other communicative skill below 50

Address

The University of Melbourne
Parkville Campus
Grattan Street
Melbourne Victoria 3010
Australia
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