Explore a constantly evolving and globally relevant field.
Economics is a field that changes constantly and adapts to the modern world, while holding on to scientific objectivity. It offers techniques and an analytical basis for understanding and evaluating incentives and decision making by individuals, businesses and governments. A primary goal of economics is to determine how to improve efficiency and living standards.
Studying economics will equip you with the analytical tools and critical thinking skills to understand and make an impact on some of our greatest global challenges. UNSW offers diverse economics specialisations and courses across a number of different degrees, allowing you to tailor your expertise to the areas that interest you. These include:
Economists have diverse careers which influence unemployment and inflation, economic growth and development, income inequality, industrial organisation, public policy design and implementation, and management of the environment.
Studying Economics will make you adaptable and capable of taking on diverse roles including:
You can study economics in the following undergraduate degrees:
Gain research experience and enhance your career prospects with an honours degree. These programs are designed to connect your undergraduate study with supervised independent research. An honours degree also provides a pathway into further study, such as a Masters by Research or PhD. You can take honours as a stand-alone degree or as part of an embedded honours program.
You can study economics in the following postgraduate coursework programs:
“I wanted a deeper understanding of how the world works so I could contribute to solving some of the world’s key challenges. This inspired me to study the forces that shape our economy.”
- James Humpherson, Head of Operations, Humanitix