Doctoral Program in Economics

  • CRICOS code: 056955G | 096133D

Course overview

  • 8 years part time / 5 years full time
  • On Campus (Parkville)
  • Available to domestic and international students


What is it about?

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.

Generous scholarships are available for high achieving applicants, including full fee waivers and a stipend of AUD$32,400 per year (2022 RTP rate).

Research conference travel funding of AUD$10,000 is available to all confirmed PhD candidates.

Our students have access to state-of-the-art experimental labs, funding support for national and international conference travel and access to all major research databases. Each year’s intake consists of up to 15 domestic and international students, providing a solid cohort learning experience.

Who is it for?

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.