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postgraduate

Degree

Master of Arts - Economics (Coursework)

postgraduate

Degree

Master of Arts - Economics (Coursework)

Quick facts

  • Annual tuition (2022)

    $33,760 NZD

  • Application fee

    Free

  • Duration

    1.5 years

  • PSW

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    70 out of 100

Highlights
Research Project

These are mandatory and all come with course.

Options
Thesis

These items are optional and you can choose them as you wish after applying for the course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-February 31-October-2022 2022-10-31
Winter-July 01-May-2023 2023-05-01
Fall-February 31-October-2023 2023-10-31
Winter-July 01-May-2024 2024-05-01

Overview

Master of Arts - Economics

Open up a world of employment options. 

With Massey’s Master of Arts (Economics) you’ll build on your undergraduate interests and develop your analysis and research skills.

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 program will help you in your own decision-making and in a better understanding of 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.

Complete your MA (Master of Arts) 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.

There are two pathways: The Coursework Pathway (Research Report) or the Research Pathway (Thesis).

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$45,440

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $9,804
Accommodation 1 bed room $11,680
Tuition 1 person $33,760

Hourly wage

Min wage

21.20 NZD / 1 hour

in New Zealand every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Officially verified copies of Birth certificate/ Current passport, including any residency visa/ Citizenship certificate
  • Proof of the name change
  • High School graduation certificate
  • Academic transcripts
  • English Language proficiency
  • A statement of any disability or health condition (If Applicable)
  • Evidence of any scholarships (If Applicable)

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

90
-
listening
20
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

PTE

58
50
listening
50
writing
50
speaking
50
reading

Cambridge

176
169
listening
169
writing
169
speaking
169
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

If you do not have the entry requirements

Improve your English language skills without taking an IELTS test. You could get direct entry to a Massey degree with the university's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses.

 English TestEnglish for Academic Purposes 1 English for Academic Purposes 2
English EntryIELTS5.0 overall (all bands 4.5 or above)5.5 overall (all bands 5.0 or above)
iBT TOEFL40 overall (3 in reading & listening, 13 in speaking & writing)50 overall (5 in reading & listening, 15 in speaking & writing)
PTE38 overall46 overall
Cambridge English155165
Entry pointDurationExit
EAP110 weeksFoundation Studies – entry requirement equivalent to IELTS 5.5 overall
EAP210 weeksDirect entry into University - entry requirement equivalent to IELTS 6.0 to 7.0 overall

Academic background and requirement

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 (70%-74.99%) 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 (70%-74.99%) 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.

Career opportunities

  • Agricultural economist
  • Business analyst
  • Economic consultant
  • Energy research officer
  • Environmental economist
  • Health economist
  • International economist
  • Micro-economics analyst

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