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Unit Overview


Honours research involves the application of principles and theory to shed light on particular economic relationships, issues and policies. The economics research projects will generally involve rigorous application of advanced modelling and data analysis techniques and economic evaluation methods to test economic relationships and/or formally to investigate complex issues in policy formation or economic development.This unit is one of four units to be taken over two semesters by full-time students or four semesters by part-time students. All four parts must be completed to fulfil the requirements of the unit. Students can commence the unit in either semester 1 or semester 2.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face

Students are able to (1) apply their knowledge in economics to undertake an in-depth investigation of an economic issue, where the issue may be theoretical, applied, historical or policy-oriented in nature; (2) develop competency in advanced economic theory and critically review high-level research literature concerning economics and its various applications towards identification of gaps in the literature that warrant further investigation; (3) acquire advanced knowledge in economic theory, research methods, and data analysis techniques and competencies in practising research on complex economic issues which are current, evolving and transferrable across various specialisations in economics; and (4) match the appropriate methods of research to the particular aims and objectives of research and writing up a large (15,000 words) dissertation.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: dissertation (continuous assessment with a final mark awarded at the completion of dissertation, parts 1 to 4). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Tushar Bharati
Unit rules
Enrolment in
MJD-ECNPF Professional Economics (ID 671)
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.