Master of Philosophy - Economics and Finance (By Research)

Curtin University

This program is designed to extend theoretical knowledge and associated techniques to a higher level. Students focus on one of the two areas, although coursework and research may be carried out in both areas. The degree is suitable for those who plan to pursue careers as professional economists or finance specialists in both public and private sectors or in academia.

Entry Requirements:

Degree or equivalent in commerce majoring in economics and/or finance with a high course weighted average; honours degree in economics or finance; postgraduate diploma in commerce (economics and finance); or completion of a professional master in economics and/or finance or related field with an above average academic performance

Structure:

The course has a Thesis Research core unit. It is a requirement that two-thirds of this course is undertaken by research and only one-third by coursework.

Subjects you can Study:

Economics and finance

Study Pathways:

Students should not enrol in this research course to receive the Postgraduate Diploma in Business (Economics and Finance) but rather have undertaken it as a requisite for admission. Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis.

Further information:

The Curtin Business School provides facilities and benefits for those studying this course by research, including access to suitable computer facilities, office space, and financial assistance to attend conferences and for other associated research costs. Curtin Course Code: MR-ECFNCE

Who for:

Those planning careers as economists or finance specialists in business, government or academia

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00301J

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bentley (main campus) No info No Online 2 years
Bentley (main campus) No info No Full time 2 years
Bentley (main campus) No info No Part time 4 years

Curtin is Western Australia’s most preferred university and has more than 58,000 students across its campuses in Australia and Asia, and online. New students can expect to become part of a forward thinking, international culture committed to sharing innovative ideas.

The university offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in business, humanities, health sciences, resources, engineering and related sciences. 

Ranked among the world’s best

Curtin’s growing reputation has seen the university rapidly rise up the international rankings in recent years. In 2017 it was ranked among the top one per cent of the world’s universities in the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Curtin was also ranked second in the world for mineral and mining engineering, and in the top 100 for architecture/built environment, art and design, earth and marine sciences, education, nursing and sports-related subjects in the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Global connections

In addition to its main campus in Perth, Curtin has campuses in Dubai, Malaysia and Singapore, as well as course delivery through more than 130 partner institutions worldwide.

In 2016, Curtin formed an alliance with one of the oldest and most revered universities in the world – The University of Aberdeen in Scotland – which will leverage the strengths and industry networks of both universities, particularly in energy research.

Research and development

Curtin leads a number of major international research projects and is involved with more than 70 research centres and collaborations, including the Curtin Institute of Radio Astronomy, the Centre for Crop and Disease Management and Innovation Central Perth.

Learning reinvented

Curtin’s undergraduate and postgraduate courses are regularly reviewed by industry, business and government to ensure graduates are prepared for today’s changing global market.

The university has also incorporated work integrated learning activities and introduced technology-rich environments that recreate real workplaces, such as a simulated hospital ward, stock market trading room and digital marketing agency, so students can graduate with the skills and knowledge that employers want.

Curtin offers courses across a variety of study areas, including:

A place of innovation

Curtin has embarked on a 20-year plan to create ‘Greater Curtin’, which will see the university’s main campus in Perth transformed into a major innovation precinct for the Asia-Pacific region. 

The plan will bring together industry, academia and government like never before in Western Australia. It will include new transport infrastructure, student accommodation, dedicated spaces and programs to support entrepreneurship, and facilities to encourage new research and industry partnerships.

Campus life

Curtin is a hive of activity. Between classes, students can enjoy a range of activities including sports and fitness, social clubs and societies, volunteer work and exciting campus events. 

If you choose to study with Curtin, you can expect to build life skills and become part of a forward-thinking, international community committed to sharing innovative ideas.

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Provider CRICOS: 00301J 

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