Taught Postgraduate Programmes (Tpg)

Department of Economics and Finance

MSc Applied Economics


Year of Entry 2019
Mode of Funding Non-government-funded
Programme Code P13
Intermediate Award
Mode of Programme Full-time
Class Schedule Weekday daytime and evenings; and Saturdays
Indicative Intake Target 75
Minimum No. of Credits Required 30
Normal Duration of Programme 1 year (expected to graduate within one year)
Maximum Study Period 2.5 years
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Application Deadline
Local : Closed
Non-local : Closed
Mode of processing Rolling Basis
Programme Leader
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Programme Aims and Objectives

The programme provides a rigorous training in economic analysis and empirical methods for those who plan to pursue a career as economic analysts, policy researchers and investment strategists in multinational corporations, investment or commercial banks, trade associations, government bodies and policy research institutes. The programme can also serve as a foundation for further academic work at the graduate level.

Entrance Requirements

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university. An undergraduate degree in economics or related areas is not a pre-requisite. Students with a solid quantitative background and commitment to academic study are encouraged to apply.

Applicants whose entrance qualification is obtained from an institution where the medium of instruction is not English should also fulfill the following minimum English proficiency requirement:

  • Score 550 (paper-based test) or 59 (revised paper-delivered test) or 79 (Internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); or
  • Overall band score of 6.5 in International English Language Testing System (IELTS); or
  • Score 490 in the new College English Test (CET-6) of Chinese mainland or a pass in the old CET-6 test; or
  • Other equivalent qualifications 

Course Description

Core Courses

Students have to take the following 7 core courses (total 21 credit units):

  • Advanced International Trade
  • Advanced Macroeconomics
  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Econometrics
  • Economic Growth and Development
  • International Finance
  • Professional Seminars in Applied Economics


Students have to choose 3 electives (total 9 credit units) from the below list:

  • Topics in Econometrics
  • Topics in Microeconomics
  • Up to two 3-credit-unit free electives (any courses subject to the approval from programme leader and course offering department)