The MSc Economics provides students with an opportunity to develop advanced theoretical and quantitative skills and to sample from a range of optional units available within the School of Economics and wider-University. As a student on the programme you have flexibility and can choose either to sample options from a variety of areas in economics and social science or to focus on more specialist knowledge.
You will study compulsory modules in economic theory and econometrics and have the opportunity to write a dissertation on a topic of your own choice, supervised by an academic. You will also be able to choose from a range of optional modules in a variety of areas in economics and social sciences, or to focus more narrowly according to your individual career plan. You can attend workshops, seminars and conferences in specialist fields according to your interests and for which the University of East Anglia is well-known.
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.