Policy-makers in government and decision-makers in industry are increasingly looking to behavioural economics for insights into decision-making behaviour.
You will have already studied economics, and with this MSc you will take on a specialist, research-training course in this field – blending economic and psychological modelling, complemented by controlled experiments inside and outside the laboratory.
UEA pioneered behavioural and experimental economics in the UK and remains a leading centre in the use of experiments in economics. You will be in the best place to benefit from interaction with researchers in the Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science (CBESS), and get the opportunity to learn to conduct experiments in our state-of-the-art Laboratory for Economic and Decision Research (LEDR).
This Master’s is ideal if you aim to work as a professional economist in government, industry, international agencies or other similar organisations.
Degree Subject Economics (or related degree programme) Degree Classification 2.1 or equivalent
Applicants should normally have a good first degree from a recognised higher education institution. The University will also take into account the employment experience of applicants where relevant.
It is normal for undergraduate students to apply for entry to postgraduate programmes in their final year of study. Applicants who have not yet been awarded a degree may be offered a place conditional on their attaining a particular class of degree.
Students for whom English is a Foreign language
We welcome applications from students whose first language is not English. To ensure such students benefit from postgraduate study, we require evidence of proficiency in English. Our usual entry requirements are as follows:
IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all components)
PTE (Pearson): 62 (minimum 55 in all components)
Students must study the following modules for 180 credits:
BEHAVIOURAL AND EXPERIMENTAL ECONOMICS I
BEHAVIOURAL AND EXPERIMENTAL ECONOMICS II
ECONOMIC THEORY I
ECONOMIC THEORY II
ECONOMICS DISSERTATION (60 CREDITS)
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