Experimental Economics (MSc)
MSc Experimental Economics is a specialist research-training course in a rapidly expanding field of enquiry in which there are many important areas of theoretical dispute between economists. Academics who teach this course include some world-leading experimental economists.
If you choose to take this course you will benefit from the work undertaken at our Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science (CBESS), whose computerised laboratory is dedicated to teaching and research in experimental economics. The University is one of a very small number of economics departments in the UK equipped to carry out such work. You will also benefit from research on behavioural consumers conducted in the ESRC Research Centre for Competition Policy - one of the University's Research Centres working at the forefront of policy debates in competition economics at international level, with senior advisory links with the European Commission, the UK Office of Fair Trading and the UK Competition Commission. You will be encouraged to attend both Centres’ workshops, seminars and conferences and so are able to interact with leading academics and practitioners from across Europe and the United States.
MSc Experimental Economics fits into our Academic and Professional Programme and is designed to provide intensive research-led training in advanced economic theory, econometrics and research methods, as well as a particular speciality. It is suitable for those with a good undergraduate degree (equivalent to 2:1 or 1st) that contains a substantial component of economics or who have a Graduate Diploma in Economics.
This course is ideal for those who aim to gain employment as professional economists in government, financial institutions, business, commerce, industry, international agencies and other similar organisations. It is also suitable for those seeking eventual PhD enrolment and/or an academic career as a lecturer in Economics. Many of our former PhD students now hold academic posts as lecturers in University departments both in the UK and overseas.
You will study compulsory modules in econometric theory, applied econometrics and experimental economics, as well as having the opportunity to write a dissertation on a topic of your own choice, supervised by an academic from the School.
The School is ranked among the top European Economics departments in the Centre for Higher Education Excellence Group for outstanding research performance indicators, so as our teaching is research-led, this means you will learn from some of the UK’s leading academics within these fields. Economics at UEA was also ranked fifth in the world and first in the UK in this area according to an independent study by econphd.net and in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (2008), 95 per cent of our research was found to be of international standing.