Entry requirements

Candidates should have a minimum 2:1 UK Bachelors Degree or equivalent in an Economics related subject area.

Months of entry


Course content

MSc Economics is a broad-based research-training course designed to provide you with an opportunity to develop theoretical and quantitative skills. In addition to the compulsory modules, you will have the flexibility to choose options from a variety of areas in economics and social sciences or to focus more narrowly according to your individual career plan.

If you take this course, you will be encouraged to attend relevant workshops, seminars and conferences in specialist fields according to your interests and for which the University of East Anglia is famous. These include the ESRC Centre for Competition Policy (CCP), the Centre for Behavioural and Experimental Social Sciences (CBESS), our growing research base in financial markets, and research seminars in the School of Environmental Sciences.

MSc 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.

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.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Office
+44 (0) 1603 591515