Master of Economics and Resource Policy (MEconResourcePolicy)

Program Code

MERP

Academic Year

2024

Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).

Overview

The Master of Economics and Resource Policy is designed to provide comprehensive understanding of economic concepts, and advanced methods for modelling and analysing data to graduates of various disciplines. Students will have the opportunity to apply economic principles across various domains, including public policy, international trade, agribusiness and natural resources.

The Master of Economics and Resource Policy is an AQF Level 9 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 2 years.

Program Learning Outcome
1. Critically reflect on and apply concepts, theories and principles to identify and address economic problems.
2. Demonstrate relevant knowledge and application of methodologies and skills to inform economic decision-making.
3. Analyse current economic issues and trends and investigate possible solutions.
4. Use appropriate tools and technology to obtain, evaluate and analyse data.
5. Communicate in a professional manner, both in writing and orally, to specialists and non-specialist audiences on economic matters.
Conditions

Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Faculty before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program. 

Academic Program Rules for Master of Economics and Resource Policy

There shall be a Master of Economics and Resource Policy.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the Master of Economics and Resource Policy , the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following courses with a combined total of not less than 48 units, comprising: 

  1. Core courses to the value of 12 units.
  2. Elective courses to the value of 27 units with the option of up to two specialisations in the following: 
    - Economic Analysis
    - Global Food and Agribusiness
    - International Trade
  3. If studying a PhD pathway, elective courses to the value of 24 units. 
  4. A research dissertation to the value of 9 units. If studying a PhD pathway, a research dissertation to the value of 12 units.