Doctoral Program in Economics
- CRICOS Code: 056955G | 096133D
What will I study?
Students who have completed a four year Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline that includes one year honors with a research component equivalent to at least 25% of one year of full-time study, and a minimum weighted average of 75% in final-year subjects are admitted into the coursework program Master of Commerce (Economics) (CRICOS code: 096133D).
Doctoral program applicants without any proper research training must complete a 25-point Research Report subject in the first year of the program in order to proceed to year two.
|Structure||GMAT or GRE#||Research Proposal||Supervision|
|GRE||100-word proposal as part of CV||No need to locate a supervisor prior to applying|
#Completed within last 5 years at time of application. Applicants to the PhD degree in Economics offered by the Department of Economics and the Melbourne Institute are exempted from the GRE requirement if: they have previously provided a GRE result for their admission to the first year of the Doctoral Program in Economics (comprising the second year of the Master of Economics); or had that waived by the Faculty on the basis of completion of an Australian tertiary qualification within 18 months of applying OR as a holder of a permanent Humanitarian Visa for Australia.
The Doctor of Philosophy degree is awarded on the basis of a thesis of approximately 80,000–100,000 words, in which candidates report on an independent, sustained and academically supervised research project investigating a specialised topic.
When undertaking the Doctoral Program in Economics we can offer PhD supervision for topics in a wide range of specialisations, including:
|Specialisation topics we can supervise|
|Behavioural Economics||Development Economics|
|Econometric Theory||Economic Design|
|Economics of Education||Economics of Innovation|
|Experimental Economics||Financial Economics|
|Health Economics||Industrial Economics|
|International Economics||Labour Economics and Social Policy|
|Labour Market Research and Analysis||Longitudinal Survey Research|
|Macroeconomic Forecasting and Business Cycles Analysis||Macroeconomic Policy Research and Analysis|
|Micro-simulation Modelling||Monetary Economics|
|Social Policy Research and Analysis|