An economics degree equips you with future-focused skills in critical thinking and rigorous analysis to contribute to informed debates or pursue life-long learning.

Our programs

Bachelor of Economics

The perfect degree for those who are curious about the world and passionate about making a difference. Studying the Bachelor of Economics will allow you to develop diverse skills that can be taken into the many industries and roles that require analytical ability.

Bachelor of Economics (Advanced)

A program for students interested in a specialised economic degree with a strong emphasis on research and advanced analytical skills and an ideal pathway into Honours. The Bachelor of Economics (Advanced) is also conditionally offered to high-performing students enrolled in the Bachelor of Economics during the first, second, or third semesters.

Honours Degree of Bachelor of Economics

This program is for students who wish to pursue research-intensive careers in the departments and agencies of federal and state governments (the Treasury, the Reserve Bank of Australia, the Productivity Commission), and in the private sector (finance, consulting), or who want to undertake further education at Master’s and Doctoral levels.

Your career in Economics

Open a world of opportunities. Economics can lead to some of the best paid and most versatile careers. Economists are employed as decision makers, key advisers and researchers who generate new ideas and find innovative solutions to big problems.

Your career in Economics

Scholarships & prizes

The Eric Smith Scholarship awards $1,500 to the commencing student with the highest overall Selection rank who enrols in the single degree Bachelor of Economics program at the University of Adelaide. Recipients must be Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia undertaking study as a Commonwealth supported student.

The John Creswell Scholarship awards $5,000 to the commencing student with the highest overall Selection rank who enrols in the Bachelor of Economics (Advanced) program at the University of Adelaide. This scholarship is open to Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia.

The School of Economics and Public Policy recognises its high achieving students through numerous student prizes. The awards are sponsored by industry partners and are a great opportunity for students to mix with high-profile employers while receiving recognition for achievement.

Double degrees 

An economics degree is a valuable accompaniment to many of the degrees on offer at the University. It is possible to study a combination of programs as ‘concurrent degrees’. For example:

It is advisable to seek advice from the Student Support Hub at the University prior to undertaking concurrent degrees.

Networking & student bodies

Women in Economics Program

The Women in Economics Program is a career development program and support network for female economics students. The program hosts a series of events every year, with invited external and internal speakers, including panel presentations, networking, seminars, workshops, mock scenarios, meetings. Visit the Facebook page to keep updated on upcoming events or email us.

The Economics Club

The Economics Club exists to provide a platform for like-minded students to debate and further develop their understanding of economics. The Club organizes economics events and talks through the year. Keep updated and follow us on Facebook.