Master of Economic and Regional Development

Why study the Master of Economic and Regional Development at UNE?

This course combines economic analysis with studies in specific community/regional development and will prepare you to work in either urban or rural contexts. It will cater for domestic and international students either already employed in such development or wishing to seek a career in this field.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Master of Economic and Regional Development will have holistic skills that will provide career opportunities and advancements in non-government and government organisations that are involved in community and regional development projects, including international organisations and aid agencies involved in project planning , management, impact and policy evaluation. Opportunities include positions as economists and policy analysts, researchers, community organisers, project officers and consultants.

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Degree Snapshot

DURATION

1.5 or 2 Years Full-time
Up to 6 years Part-time

FEES

CSP (quotas apply)
Full Fee
International

2019 STUDY OPTIONS
Armidale

Trimester 1, Online
Trimester 1, On Campus
Trimester 2, Online
Trimester 2, On Campus

Official Abbreviation MEcRegDev
Course Type Postgraduate
CRICOS Code 074877A
Commencing
Responsible Campus Admission Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Course Duration
  • 1.5 or 2 Years Full-time
  • Up to 6 years Part-time
Fees CSP (quotas apply) / Full Fee / International
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Total Credit Points 96
How to Apply

All domestic students apply through the link below

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International students apply direct to UNE through UNE International

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Intensive Schools

Mandatory intensive schools may be a requirement of some of the units in this course. See Unit Catalogue for specific requirements.

Entry Requirements

A candidate shall:

(a) hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree in a non-relevant discipline; or

(b) hold an AQF Level 7 Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline*.

*Relevant disciplines, include but are not limited to the following:

Agricultural and Resource Economics;

Agribusiness;

Development Economics;

Economics;

Econometrics.

Practical, Clinical or Work Experience

Students may complete work integrated learning and professional skills development (WORK500) with approved institutions and/or an overseas study tour (OSSE500) during their course.

Advanced Standing

Candidates are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing.

Candidates admitted under Rule (b) shall be granted a maximum of 24 credit points of Block Advanced Standing based on their Admission to Candidature. Up to a further 24 credit points may be granted based on units that were not part of the degree on which admission was based.

No advanced standing will be granted for BUS581A, BUS581B, BUS581C, OSSE500 or WORK500.

Academic Colours

Peacock Blue (BCC 120)

Further Information

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Course rules and plans for the Master of Economic and Regional Development, 2019, will be available between November and January. Course information relating to other years is available by selecting the year required from the list at the top right hand side of the page.
Course Aims

The Master of Economic and Regional Development at UNE is designed to provide students with an advanced body of knowledge and skills in economics that can be applied in an interdisciplinary approach in dealing with regional and community development issues.

Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. understand and critically apply advanced economic and other relevant disciplinary concepts to regional and community development in developed and/or developing countries with a particular focus on the Asia Pacific region;
  2. demonstrate knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to economic and regional development;
  3. apply an interdisciplinary approach in the design, management and evaluation of community-based development projects in regional and international contexts;
  4. produce scholarly reports or a thesis which demonstrate an understanding and application of skills in different themes of regional and community development; and
  5. apply knowledge and skills to real issues facing communities and rural regions, and inform policy making bodies about regional and community development in developed and/or developing countries.
Graduate Attributes
Knowledge of a Discipline

An advanced body of knowledge of different disciplines is central to this course. The course will provide students with an opportunity to learn core concepts in economics, rural, urban and regional development, peace, Asian and Indigenous studies. These concepts will be taught through lectures, readings and online components and will be assessed through various types of assessments such as assignments, examinations and report writing.

Communication Skills

In this course, students will develop, enhance and promote effective communication skills. These will be taught, practised and assessed in various units within the course. Students are expected to articulate knowledge in different schools of thought through activities such as assignment and report writing and oral discourse. Students will also participate in online discussions with different stakeholders. The Master of Economic and Regional Development course offers students the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills in a real-world context. One of the key focus areas is the interdisciplinary approach to community development in regional and international contexts. Understanding of contemporary issues in regional and global scenes will be demonstrated in unit assessments.

Problem Solving

Students apply their skills on information literacy, knowledge of the discipline and understanding of development issues in order to promote, discuss and advocate key concepts within the course. Students will be assessed in essays and assignments.

Information Literacy

Students will be taught and assessed on skills to examine, analyse and interpret data and information in development contexts. Students will acquire information through different forms of media and use this in the framework stipulated in different areas of study within the course.

Ethical Conduct and Social Responsibility

The Master of Economic and Regional Development course requires an understanding of various development-related problems. Students are taught the importance of acknowledging and understanding the cultural, ethical, economic, legal and social dimensions of these issues. They practise this attribute in essays and assignments.

Lifelong Learning

The Master of Economic and Regional Development course offers students the opportunity to develop and enhance both theoretical and practical skills in the context of community and regional development. Students are taught and assessed on this knowledge in different areas of advocacy through essays and assignments.

Independence and Collaboration

Students work independently throughout the course. Teamwork is taught and observed in different units within the course which further develop and enhance the ability of students to take responsibility of personal outputs and participate in discipline-based activities and forums. Students are expected to engage in group discussions, both in-class and in the online environment.

How to Apply

Domestic Students

All domestic students apply through the link below

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International Students

International students apply direct to UNE through UNE International

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