Master of Science (MSc) in Applied Economics
Study Mode Full-time: 1 year
Tuition Fee Local students: HK$138,000/programme; Non-local students: HK$188,000/programme
Cut Off Date 01 Feb 2021
Year of Entry 2021 September
Funding Nature Self-financed
Application Start Date28 Sep 2020
Application Deadline1 Feb 2021
Programme DirectorDr WAN Shui Ki
|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.