Our honours program is an extra year of intensive study for high-achieving students within a small-group learning environment. Honours will equip you with an advanced set of economics and research tools that will prove valuable as an economist or in a higher degree by research program.

For more detailed information on majors, courses, scholarships, and entry requirements for the Honours program, download the information booklet.


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Economics Honours 2024 Information Session

Second and third-year BEcon, BAFE and BA (Econ) students are invited to attend this session to find out how honours will equip you with the tools you need to succeed in today's complex and changing world.

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UQ Economics Honours class sitting togetherHonours information session

In this recently recorded information session, Associate Professor Jeffrey Kline discusses the program structure, requirements and why you have to gain from continuing your studies. Our current honours students also provide their advice and answer questions posed by students like you. No matter what your current year of study, if you are considering the honours program, this information session is for you. Watch it now.

Enhance your employability

Completing the honours program is highly valued by potential employers. Our students have secured employment before graduation with organisations like:

  • Deloitte
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Productivity Commission, Canberra
  • Queensland Competition Authority
  • Queensland Department of Premier & Cabinet
  • Queensland Department of the Treasury
  • The Australian Energy Regulator
  • The Centre for International Economics
  • The Federal Department of the Treasury
  • The Hong Kong Monetary Authority.

Prepare for your PhD

The honours program is also an excellent basis for entry into a higher degree by research program. Our graduates have gone onto complete a PhD at leading universities including:

  • Australian National University
  • Georgia State University
  • Harvard University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • New York University
  • Northwestern University
  • Oxford University
  • Princeton University
  • University of California
  • University of Rochester
  • Yale University.


Are you looking for the Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours)?

The information on this page refers only to the honours program for the Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Arts (with an extended major in economics). The Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours) is a new program that's only available for enrolments from new students—prior to enrolling in their bachelor program.


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