Overview Equip yourself to become a professional economist with this Master’s degree in economics – a broad-based research-training course designed to provide you with an opportunity to develop theoretical and quantitative skills. With compulsory modules covering economic theory and econometrics, as well as options in a number of areas including development economics, environmental economics and finance, our MSc Economics course is ideal if you’d like to pursue a career in government, financial institutions, business, commerce, international agencies and other similar organisations. It’s also an excellent step towards studying a PhD in the field. About This Course MSc 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 and are looking for intensive research-led training in advanced economic theory, econometrics and research methods. 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. The core, compulsory component of the degree consists of taught modules in economic theory and econometrics. In addition to these, you can choose options from a range of modules including Behavioural and Experimental Economics, Finance, Industrial Organisation and Competition Economics, and Development Economics. You'll also write a dissertation towards the end of your 12 months with us. You’re free to choose your own dissertation topic, and will be supported and supervised by a member of the School of Economics. We offer specialised structural support to help you negotiate your masters course. This includes compulsory, intensive pre-sessional training before the start of teaching on your course modules. This training incorporates the techniques of calculus and matrix algebra and an introduction to the specialist econometric software that you'll use in your MSc programme. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk
Assessment will be carried out through combinations of coursework and exams. Students also write a dissertation on a topic of your choice, supervised individually by an academic from the School.
Applicants require a 2.1 Honours degree, or equivalent, in Economics. 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.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£10500||Whole course|
Additional fee information
Scholarships available for UK/EU and international students; these are awarded on the basis of academic merit.