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MSc Behavioural and Experimental Economics

Course Description


MSc Behavioural and Experimental Economics is designed to provide intensive research-led training in advanced economic theory, econometrics and research methods, as well as a particular speciality. UEA, in collaboration with the Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Science (CBESS) and its computerised laboratory are dedicated to teaching and research in experimental economics, and is one of a very small number of Economics departments in the UK equipped to carry out such work.


Study includes compulsory modules in econometric theory, applied econometrics and behavioural and experimental economics, as well as writing a dissertation on a topic of your own choice, supervised by an academic. In addition to core components, the course introduces students to experimental methods in economics. Specialist modules consider the potential role/scope of experimentation in economics, and the methodology of experiments and experimental design. A variety of experimental studies are reviewed and students will be provided with an opportunity to design and conduct their own experiments. Assessment will be carried out through combinations of coursework and exams.


Academics who teach this course include some world-leading experimental economists. Teaching in UEA’s School of Economics is informed by cutting edge research and practice; members of academic staff advise the European Commission, the Office of Fair Trading and other institutions, and their day-to-day experience in the running of competition policy gives a practical angle to the academic rigour of their teaching.


This course is for those who aim to gain employment as economists in government, financial institutions, business, commerce, industry and international agencies. It is also suitable for those seeking PhD enrolment or an academic career as a lecturer in Economics.

Visit the MSc Behavioural and Experimental Economics page on the University of East Anglia website for more details!

Student Profiles

School of Economics, University of East Anglia – Postgraduate Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

Funding for postgraduate study is available both from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and from a number of external schemes. Applicants should note that many award schemes have early closing dates and may require the acceptance of the offer of a place as a condition of eligibility. If you wish to apply for funding you are therefore strongly advised to apply to the School of Economics as early as possible in the year of entry. Please indicate in your application that you wish to be considered for an award.The School of Economics, within the Faculty of Social Sciences at UEA, has an excellent research and teaching profile with strong international links to institutes, organisations, international networks and research councils both throughout Europe and globally.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Award value usually for duration of the period of study and may vary for individual Scholarships.


A variety of Scholarships and Bursaries may be offered to Home/EU and International students. These are usually awarded to students on the basis of academic merit.

Application Procedure

For full details about how to apply and application deadlines for individual Courses, Scholarships and Funding opportunities specifically available to you, please visit the link below.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

Open to applicants with a minimum 2.1 degree (or equivalent) in Economics or another relevant subject that contains a substantial component of economics, or those who have a Graduate Diploma in Economics. The University will also take into account the employment experience of applicants where relevant.

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