Postgraduate Programmes - Master of Economics

Postgraduate Programmes

Master of Economics

Information Session for Intake 2017
Session One: October 25, 2016 (Tue)
Session Two: November 24, 2016
Session Three: December 3, 2016 (Sat)
Registration: Session One / Session Two / Session Three

  • Programme Mission

    The HKU Master of Economics (MEcon) Programme aims at providing rigorous advanced training in economics with emphasis on real world applications.

    The programme usually has its recruitment exercise from October to January every year.

  • Programme Details

    Our curriculum is designed to help students master economic analysis, use it creatively to find solutions to problems, and develop confidence in analysing issues and answering questions relevant to their work.


    Flexibility is a key character of the programme-students have a number of elective courses to choose from, and courses of varying blends of abstraction and applicability are available. In addition to courses offered by the MEcon Programme, students may also choose elective courses in the HKU Master of Finance (MFin) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) Programmes which are also offered by the Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE), subject to availability and approval of the Programme Director.

  • Who Should Apply

    The MEcon Programme is most suitable for three types of students: those who have some economics training and consider starting a career as a professional economist; those who want to acquire advanced economics knowledge that is useful for them in the workplace; and those who simply wish to gain a systemic framework to understand the economic problems around us.


    Although an undergraduate degree in economics or related disciplines is not a pre-requisite, applicants should have good quantitative skills/possess knowledge of first-year college calculus.

  • Meeting Venue and Time


    Meeting Venue: HKU Main campus on Pokfulam Road or Admiralty Town Centre


    Meeting Time: Weekday mornings/afternoons, or weekday evenings from 6:45pm to 9:45pm, or Saturday mornings/afternoons

  • Duration of Study

    The curriculum shall extend over a minimum of one academic year and a maximum of two academic years for full-time study, or a minimum of two academic years and a maximum of four academic years for part-time study. Full-time students at normal progress shall finish the programme in one academic year while part-time students shall do so in two academic years.