Master of Science (MSc) in Applied Economics
Study Mode Full-time: 1 year
Tuition Fee Local students: HK$185,000/programme; Non-local students: HK$245,000/programme
Cut Off Date 31 Dec 2023
Year of Entry 2024 September
Funding Nature Self-financed
Application Start Date9 Oct 2023
Application Deadline31 Dec 2023
Programme DirectorDr SO Erin P K
|Aims||This Programme, Master of Science in Applied Economics (MScAEcon), provides theoretical and applied training in economic analysis. By taking various applied electives, in addition to the theoretical cores, students will be trained to analysing economic issues relevant to their work.
A distinct feature of this MScAEcon Programme is the balanced training in economic knowledge. Specifically, this Programme aims at training:
|Units Requirement||30 units|
|Required Courses||12 units|
|Elective Courses||18 units|
|Study Curriculum||The study curriculum may change from time to time. Applicants may make reference to the programme website or the University Student Handbook for details of the list of courses.|
The overall scholastic record and potential of the applicant for admission is more important than prior preparation in specific areas of economics. While undergraduate specialisation in economics is desirable, the Programme is open to students whose undergraduate degree has been in other fields.
General Admission Requirements
To be eligible for admission to the Master of Science in Applied Economics Programme, the applicant must hold a bachelor degree from a recognised university, or equivalent. Although a bachelor degree in economics or related areas is not a pre-requisite for admission, the applicant is expected to possess the knowledge of microeconomics and macroeconomics, with some training in mathematics (especially in calculus and linear algebra) and statistics.
Language Proficiency Requirements
Proof of English proficiency is required for applicants whose first degree were obtained from non-English-medium institutions. The English proficiency requirement can be fulfilled by achieving any one of the following standards:
- a minimum TOEFL iBT score of 79*; or
- a minimum of 6.5 in IELTS*; or
- other equivalent qualifications.
*Note: Test result provided should be within two years from the date of issuance of the Admission Offer letter. TOEFL iBT Home Edition or IELTS Indicator test is not accepted.