Master of Economic and Regional Development

Dates flexible
Course Type
Postgraduate Course
Course Fee

Course Overview

This course combines economic analysis with studies in specific community/regional development and will prepare you to work in either urban or rural contexts. It will cater for domestic and international students either already employed in such development or wishing to seek a career in this field.

Who should take this course

Graduates of the Master of Economic and Regional Development will have holistic skills that will provide career opportunities and advancements in non-government and government organisations that are involved in community and regional development projects, including international organisations and aid agencies involved in project planning , management, impact and policy evaluation. Opportunities include positions as economists and policy analysts, researchers, community organisers, project officers and consultants.

Course content

Students are required to complete core units including:

  • BUS505 Research Methods
  • ECON101 Introductory Microeconomics
  • ECON102 Introductory Macroeconomics
  • ECON201 Intermediate Microeconomics OR ECON202 Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • ECON371 Introductory Econometrics OR ECON526 Benefit-Cost Analysis
  • ECON417 International Trade and Finance OR ECON590 Economics of Development
  • ECON429 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
  • QM161 Business Statistics
  • Research Project/Thesis or Capstone project

And one of the following majors:

  • General Program
  • Asian Studies
  • Humanities and Community Development
  • Rural Development
  • Urban and Regional Development

About Course Provider

Our aim is to offer you the most flexible study options without losing any of the rigour required in a quality tertiary education. You can study on campus for a traditional face-to-face education experience, or from wherever you are; our new generation of online study is making tertiary education more accessible than ever. Originally named New England University College, UNE was established as a college of the University of Sydney in 1938. It was the second university established in New South Wales and Australia’s first regional university. In 1954 the University became fully independent as the University of New England and pioneered teaching by correspondence to external students.

UNE offers a distinctive on-campus experience which is strengthened by one of Australia’s oldest residential systems. Living in any of the eight colleges offers students the best in modern on-campus living with superb academic support, pastoral care and the opportunity to partake in a wide range of social and sporting activities. UNE is internationally recognised for its innovative approach to online teaching and research excellence with 87% of its research fields rated world standard or above.

Research endeavours are supported through a number of flagship research centres:

  • The Animal and Genetics Breeding Unit (AGBU)
  • The Centre for Agriculture and Law (AgLaw)
  • Centre for Local Government
  • Institute for Rural Futures (IRF)
  • The Paleoscience Research Centre and
  • The National Centre of Science, Information and Communication Technology, and Mathematics Education for Rural and Regional Australia (SiMERR).

As the biggest regional employer and an externally engaged organisation, the University actively pursues effective partnerships and plays a significant role in Armidale and wider rural and regional communities.

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