This Doctoral Program in Economics at the University of Melbourne 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.
Generous scholarships (full fee waivers and a stipend of AUD$30,000 per year) are available for high-performing applicants through the University of Melbourne.
Top-up funding of AUD $10,000 available for research, experiments and conferences during the research phase of the program.
Where will this take me?
The Melbourne Business School Doctoral program prepares graduates for research and teaching careers at top-ranked educational institutions and for careers where world-class research and advanced analytical skills are necessary.
- Behavioural Economics
- Development Economics
- Econometric Theory
- Economic Design
- Economics of Education
- Economics of Innovation
- Experimental Economics
- Financial Economics
- 60 months
- 96 months
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- CRICOS Code: 056955G | 096133D
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% (80% for Economics) 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, or
- a qualification and professional experience considered to be equivalent.
International44032 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 44032 AUD per year during 60 months.
National34112 AUD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 34112 AUD per year during 60 months.
Living costs for Melbourne
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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