Doctoral Program in Economics

  • CRICOS Code: 056955G | 096133D

Course overview

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


What is it about?

Melbourne Business School's five-year doctoral program in economics 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 consists of a Master of Commerce coursework program followed by a PhD.

All successful applicants will be fully-funded with a scholarship for the duration of their doctoral program.

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.

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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.

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