Taught course

Behavioural and Experimental Economics

University of East Anglia · School of Economics

Entry requirements

A minimum 2:1 UK Bachelors Degree or equivalent is required in an Economics related subject area. The University will also take into account the employment experience of applicants where relevant.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc MSc Behavioural and Experimental Economics constitutes a relatively new, but rapidly expanding field of enquiry in which there are many important areas of theoretical dispute between economists.

Students taking this Masters 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.

This Masters is part of our Academic and Professional Programme and is designed to provide intensive research-led training in advanced economic theory, econometrics and research methods. It is suitable 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.

Information for international students

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)

Fees and funding

A variety of Scholarships and Bursaries may be offered to UK/EU and International students. These are normally awarded to students on the basis of academic merit and are usually for the duration of the period of study. Full details and application deadlines are available from the course web page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0) 1603 591515