The School of Economics’ Honours program provides an extra year of high quality study. This stimulating and challenging program will:
  • Enhance your applied and analytical skills
  • Increase your knowledge of the economic research frontier
  • Provide training in economic research methods via a research project under supervision
  • You will thrive in the small classes in which lecturers promote vigorous and interactive discussion.

Your career advantage

Honours is highly valued by potential employers. Honours Students often secure employment before graduation. The Honours degree is also an excellent basis for entry into PhD programs and our graduates have received full scholarships at leading universities.

Honour Graduates have gone on to PhD Programs at:

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

and secured employment with:

  • Deloitte Australia
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Productivity Commission, Canberra
  • Queensland Competition Authority
  • Queensland Department of Premier & Cabinet
  • Queensland Department of the Treasury
  • Queensland Investment Corporation
  • Synergies Economic Consulting
  • The Australian Energy Regulator
  • The Centre for International Economics
  • The Federal Department of the Treasury
  • The Hong Kong Monetary Authority


What will I study?

Honours in economics can be undertaken following graduation with a Bachelor of Economics or a Bachelor of Arts (with extended major in Economics). The Bachelor of Economics Honours program is available in the fields of Economics and Econometrics. The Bachelor of Arts Honours program is available in the field of Economics where the student has completed an extended major in Economics. View the courses and programs website for further information.

Entry requirements

It is important to review the entry requirements prior to applying for this program. Check the entry requirements

How to apply

Students can apply either online or in person. Learn more about application procedures.


Other useful information


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

The information on this page refers to the honours program for the Bachelor of Economics. The Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours)  is a new program that is only available for enrolments from new students - prior to enrolling in their bachelor program. Learn more about the Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours).