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University of East Anglia UEA: Behavioural and Experimental Economics
|Institution||University of East Anglia UEA View institution profile|
|Department||School of Economics|
About This Course
Our MSc Behavioural and Experimental Economics is part of our Academic and Professional Programme – designed for people who want to pursue a career as a professional economist within government and industry or move into PhD study.
It’s ideal for you if you've already studied economics. You should have a good undergraduate degree (equivalent to a 2:1 or a 1st) with a substantial component of economics, or a graduate diploma in economics.
On this programme you will benefit from intensive research-led training in advanced economic theory, econometrics and research methods, as well as specialization in Behavioural and Experimental Economics. There are taught modules in Behavioural and Experimental Economics, Economic Theory and Econometrics, and a dissertation towards the end of the year.
Your dissertation gives you the freedom to choose your own topic from within the area of behavioural and experimental economics – enabling you to direct your studies based on your interests and your future goals. Throughout your dissertation you will be supported and supervised by a member of the School of Economics.
We also offer additional support to help you get the most from your Master’s. This includes an optional, intensive pre-sessional course in the fortnight before your programme begins in September. This course incorporates the techniques of calculus and matrix algebra and an introduction to the specialist econometric software that you will use in your MSc programme. While not compulsory, we strongly recommend you take advantage of this fantastic opportunity.
Policy-makers in government and decision-makers in industry are increasingly looking to behavioural economics for insights into decision-making behaviour, insights that inform our understanding of how individuals, groups and markets operate.
You will have already studied economics, and with this MSc you'll take on a specialist, research-training course in this field. You'll blend 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'll 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. It’s also an excellent step towards progressing onto PhD study in this area.
Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk
|Level||RQF Level 7|
Applicants require a 2.1 Honours degree, or equivalent, in Economics OR a quantitative degree subject and relevant work experience (e.g. economic consultancy, economic research, economic/financial/market/consumer analyst, economic/financial services, policy). All applicants who are not a British national and/or whose first language is not English will need to demonstrate a suitable level of English language proficiency. This is equivalent to an IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components, although we do accept many other types of qualifications or tests. In accordance with the UK Border Agencies Tier 4 visa guidelines, we will also waive the English language requirement for applicants who meet the defined nationality test or who have completed a degree level course in 1 of the listed countries.
|Location||University of East Anglia|
Norwich Research Park
|England||9800 GBP for Whole course|
|Northern Ireland||9800 GBP for Whole course|
|Scotland||9800 GBP for Whole course|
|Wales||9800 GBP for Whole course|
|International||19000 GBP for Whole course|
University of East Anglia
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