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Master of Arts (Economics)

This course is available

Online, On-Campus

Level of Study

Master's Degree

Duration

1.5 years

Next start date

Expected Feb 2024

Campus

Manawatu Campus

Summary

Specialise in Economics for your Master of Arts at Massey

With a Master of Arts (Economics) at Massey, you’ll investigate how businesses decide what to produce and how many people to employ, explore how people decide what to consume, and learn about big-picture world economics.

This qualification will help you in your own decision-making, and in better understanding developments in the economy and society in general. It offers ways of thinking about the world that let you make the best of what you have, and improve on it.

Investigate your interests further

Massey’s MA (Economics) gives you flexibility in the subjects you study. You could explore topics such as international trade in agri-food products, or natural resource and environmental economics.

You’ll build on your undergraduate degree and further investigate topics in economics that have taken your interest.

Be sought-after by employers

Massey's economics qualification has been acknowledged by employers for its quality and content. Our graduates are sought-after by major public and private sector employers. When you complete your master’s degree, you could join our graduates working in prestigious organisations in New Zealand and around the world.

Complete your MA in three semesters

Massey’s Master of Arts is 180 credits. This means you can complete an MA in three semesters of full-time study. If you study part-time, an MA will normally take three years to complete.

A Master of Arts in Economics is a good fit if you:

have an undergraduate degree in economics

wish to participate in current economic debates

want to investigate a particular aspect of economics.

Entry criteria

All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.

Specific requirements

To enter the Master of Arts (Economics) you will have been awarded or qualified for:

a Bachelor of Arts degree (or equivalent) with a major in the intended postgraduate subject, with at least a B grade average across the 200/300 level major courses

a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) with a subject in the intended postgraduate subject or a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts with an endorsement in the intended postgraduate subject, or an equivalent qualification, with at least a B+ grade average across the 700-level courses for entry to the Research Pathway or a B grade average across the 700-level courses for entry to the Coursework Pathway.

If you have a BA (Hons) or PGDipArts in the intended Master of Arts subject as outlined above, you may apply for credit towards Part One of the qualification in accordance with the limits specified in the Recognition of Prior Learning regulations.

You will need to provide verified copies of all academic transcripts for studies taken at all universities other than Massey University.

International English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS - 6.5 overall and minimum 6.0 in each band
  • TOEFL iBT – Overall score 90, minimum 20 in Writing
  • Cambridge English - C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a score of 176. No less than 169 in each skill.
  • NCEL - Level 5
  • PTE - 58 overall and minimum 50 in each communicative skills
  • LanguageCert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than Pass in each skill or C2 Mastery IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

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