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Postgraduate study in Economics

Study postgraduate Economics at Otago University and give yourself exciting career options

Learn from leading experts, committed to superior teaching and research. The Department offers a variety of postgraduate options – all combining rigorous academic standards with real-world, practical insights.

Postgraduate Economics programmes

Economics programmes available at the postgraduate level are:

  • Postgraduate Diplomas (PGDipArts, PGDipCom and PGDipSci). These are primarily taught-course programmes taken over two semesters (full-time).
  • Honours degrees (BA(Hons), BCom(Hons) and BSc(Hons)). These combine a taught component with a compulsory research dissertation taken over two semesters (full-time).
  • Master’s degrees (MEcon, MA, MBus, MCom and MSc). These combine a taught component taken over two semesters (full-time), followed by a substantial research thesis. However, if you have a suitable background, the MA and MCom can be instead taken as a one-year research thesis-only programme.
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). This is a research-only degree taken over at least two and a half years.

Postgraduate research videos

The University of Otago has produced a number of short videos that showcase work by postgraduate students at Otago.