Why study Economics?

We provide a range of highly-sought-after skills to analyse, understand and solve a wide range of everyday business and public policy problems. We offer postgraduate degrees for economics graduates to progress to an advanced level, as well as non-economics graduates who want a solid grounding in the discipline. Study the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. Learn about key issues that affect the economy: interest rates, taxation, labour relations, gross national product, inflation, unemployment and economic growth.

As a La Trobe graduate you may be eligible for our 10% Alumni Advantage when you apply for a full-fee postgraduate coursework program.

Career opportunities

Economics training gives you great flexibility in your choice of career. Economists are in demand in the public sector, in state and federal government departments and specialist institutions such as the Reserve Bank, the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics, the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Productivity Commission. In the private sector, banks and businesses employ economists. Those with policy interests may also find work in the non-profit sector in trade unions, environmental agencies and organisations concerned with welfare and development issues.


Local students

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How to apply?

Methods of application vary from course to course. Please see the course entry above for details of how to apply for the course you are interested in.

Fees and scholarships

Some postgraduate courses are fee-paying which means that you pay the full cost of the course (FEE-HELP is available). Others offer Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) – where the Commonwealth Government subsidises the cost of your course and you pay a contribution (HECS-HELP is available).

Students enrolled for certain postgraduate coursework programs may be eligible for student income support.

International students

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How to apply?

Enquire now about any course for international students or find out how to apply.

Fees and scholarships

Estimated fees for international students are indicated for each course above. Fees are indicative only and set at 120 credit points per course, unless otherwise stated, and may vary depending on the number of credit points in which students enrol. Some courses may vary in credit point load and fees will be adjusted accordingly.

There is also a range of scholarships available for international students to assist students.

Related study options

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Your study experience

Overseas study opportunities

Gain valuable overseas experience by taking part in a short-term overseas study program with one of our 100 partner universities in over 30 countries. Or spend 6–12 months in a student exchange program in destinations like Canada, the US, South America, Europe or the UK. Our exchange partners include the University of Innsbruck, Copenhagen Business School, Berlin School of Economics or the BEM Management School in France. See student exchange.

About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of academics during your course, from tutors through to lecturers. You can view all the staff from the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce or focus on staff in Economics.

Student and graduate profiles

Find out about the experiences of one of our Economics postgraduate students.

Terry Brooks

I remember La Trobe as a place of discussion and debate both in lectures and tutorials and also in the Plaka

Terry Brooks, Business, Economics and Law