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HONOURS PROGRAM Our flagship program provides an extra year of high quality study. When combined with the Bachelor of Economics (three years), Honours (one year) can give you direct entry into a top overseas PhD program.

“My experience at UQ prepared me for PhD study overseas in many ways. Learning from some of the leading academics in Australia gave me the solid knowledge foundation that I require to complete a US PhD program. The UQ Economics Honours year also dramatically improved my ability for analytical thinking as well as my ability to manage deadlines. I’m now completing my doctoral studies in economics at Princeton University in the United States!” Ben Young (pictured above), Bachelor of Economics (Hons I), 2011 Archibald Scholarship winner and Princeton University PhD candidate (pictured at Princeton) on full scholarship.

The UQ Economics Honours program provides comprehensive training in modern economic thinking, concepts and techniques— providing a solid foundation for launching a successful career in economics.

HONOURS PROGRAM BENEFITS This stimulating and challenging program will enhance your applied and analytical skills as well as your knowledge of the economic research frontier. You will thrive in the small classes in which lecturers promote vigorous and interactive discussion. The program also provides training in economic research methods via a research project conducted under supervision by highly skilled academics.

FAST-TRACKING YOUR ENTRY INTO A PhD PROGRAM The Honours program provides an excellent basis for entry into PhD programs both in Australia and abroad. Past UQ School of Economics graduates who have achieved first class Honours have been accepted into leading universities in the United Kingdom including Oxford, and in North America. Recent graduates are studying at Harvard, MIT and Princeton on full scholarships.

UQ CAREER ADVANTAGE Graduates from the UQ Economics Honours program are recognised internationally for their skills and professionalism. Employers value our graduates as outstanding and highly motivated individuals. Recent Honours graduates have been offered positions at the Reserve Bank of Australia and the Commonwealth Treasury, Deutsche Bank, the World Bank and the Central Bank of Malaysia, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, the World Bank, the Commonwealth Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Australian Energy Regulator as well as private consulting firms and companies such as AECOM, KPMG, Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Ernst and Young.


Our eminent group of researchers include the highest number of distinguished research fellows in Australia, and the School receives a high level of funding from government and industry.

Key areas of economics research at UQ: • Economic Theory, including game theory and microeconomic theory • Econometrics, such as crosssectional analysis, panel data analysis, time-series analysis and forecasting • Applied Economics, encompassing agricultural economics, economic development and growth, health economics, macroeconomics and productivity and efficiency analysis

“My Economics Honours year at UQ was an amazing experience. It’s hard work, but I learned a lot. It opened up so many opportunities for me like getting to study at one of the best universities in the US. Many of my classmates have gone on to work at all sorts of amazing places, and it’s only possible because employers everywhere recognise the quality of the program.”

ELIGIBILITY FOR THE PROGRAM Honours in Economics can be undertaken following graduation with a Bachelor of Economics or a Bachelor of Arts (with an extended major in Economics). The School offers limited entry into the program to the top undergraduate students: to receive an invitation to study Honours, students need to achieve a GPA of 5.5 out of 7 in their Bachelor Degree.

SCHOLARSHIPS To attract the best and brightest students from Australia and overseas, the School awards two prestigious scholarships to students enrolled in the Economics Honours program. The annual Archibald Scholarship is awarded to an Honours student who has excelled in the third year of their Bachelor program. The Head of School invites students to apply for the Archibald Scholarship based on merit in selected third year courses. All Honours students are also eligible to apply for a 50 per cent tuition fee scholarship. For more information visit: economics/scholarships-prizes-bursaries

Joshua O’Donnell (pictured left), Bachelor of Economics (Hons I) 2011, and New York University PhD candidate (on full scholarship)

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The UQ School of Economics has an international reputation for the quality of its research.

UQ Economics Honours Program  
UQ Economics Honours Program  

Offered to the top undergraduate students, the UQ Economics Honours program is a stimulating and challenging program that provides an extra...