Our undergraduate programs help students develop valuable skills they can apply to everyday issues to help people and organisations globally.
Reasons to study economics
Economics gives you the skills and tools to be able to help create positive change for businesses, the environment and communities globally. Find out more reasons why you might want to study economics
The Bachelor of Economics is our largest program. It helps students develop an understanding of economic theory and how it impacts decision making. In this program you will learn how to question, analyse, model and predict human behaviour. As well as developing core economics skills you can also tailor the program to your interests by choosing from over 40 elective courses in areas such as econometrics, financial markets, international trade and development and the economics of business, health, labour, resources and the environment.
The Bachelor of Advanced Finance and Economics (Honours) was offered for the first time in 2016 with great success. Places in the program are limited to around 50 exceptional, driven students, this program provides a challenging academic environment for those wanting to pursue a career in the fields of finance and economics. Having a small cohort means that you will forge lifelong personal and professional connections with other students and have a strong support network throughout your studies.
The Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics (Honours) is our newest program being offered for the first time in 2017. This program combines rigorous, cross-disciplinary training and explores global policy challenges to help you pursue a leadership career in business, politics, the NGO sector or academia. We are the only university in Queensland to offer the program, and only one of a handful in Australia. This cross-disciplinary program combines courses from the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, both of which are ranked 30th in the world* by faculty area.
We also offer a range of scholarships that encourage and reward excellence in the study of economics.
Information for international students
Life on campus can be as active and engaging as you would like. UQ provides a fun, welcoming and safe environment with a large range of activities, clubs and societies. Of the 1200 students enrolled in economics, more than 450 are international students, ensuring a multicultural learning environment. There are many resources available to international students, including dedicated support from the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law for the first 6 months of your program. Learn more about studying at UQ and living in Brisbane.