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What will I learn?

The MSc Competition Economics and Policy is a research-training course, where you will combine specialist components of theoretical, empirical and policy analysis in the study of industrial organisation.?

This degree is part of our Academic and Professional Programme – designed for people who want to pursue careers as professional economists 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, with a specialism in industrial organisation. 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.?

In addition to conducting your own research, you will complete taught modules in Industrial Organisation, Economic Theory and Econometrics. Towards the end of your 12 months with us you will write a dissertation. You are free to choose your own dissertation topic from within the area of competition economics and policy, and you will be supervised by a member of the School of Economics.?

Throughout your studies you will be able to interact with leading academics in the field. You will also have the opportunity to engage with research conducted by the Centre for Competition Policy (or CCP). The Centre, based at UEA, works at the forefront of policy debates in competition economics at international level, and has senior advisory links with the UK and European Competition Commissions.?

ABOUT

Competition Economics and Policy has been the source of some of the most fertile developments in economic theory in the last 30 years – with new research informing policy debates ranging from merger policy to the competitive benefits of European integration.?

On this research-focused degree you will receive intensive training in advanced economic theory, econometrics and research methods, as well as exposure to empirical methods and to policy analysis. You will study with leading experts in the application of industrial organisation to competition policy.?

This Master’s degree is ideal for you if you aim to work as a professional economist in government, competition authorities, business, commerce, international agencies and other similar organisations. It’s also an excellent step towards PhD study.?

Which department am I in?

School of Economics

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£19,000.00 (US$ 22,915) per year
Students need to pay £19,000 (full time) (includes course cost of £215.00 Pre-Sessional fee).

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

26 September 2022

Venue

University of East Anglia UEA

Norwich Research Park,

Norwich,

Norfolk,

NR4 7TJ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Holders of a Bachelor degree, from an accredited institution, with a cumulative academic grade point average of 3.0 and above will be considered for postgraduate study. This will normally be a postgraduate diploma or a taught Masters degree and exceptionally PhD studies. Students need to have an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with minimum of 6.0 in each component.

For international students

Students need to have a bachelors degree (minimum 2:1 or equivalent); Economics OR a quantitative degree subject and relevant work experience in a national or international agency in competition or regulation, economic consultancy, or related economic analysis or policy institutions. Our usual entry requirements are as follows: IELTS: 6.0 (minimum 5.5 in only two components with 6.0 in the others); PTE (Pearson): 64 (minimum 59 in two components only with 64 in the other two). TOEFL: 79.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of East Anglia UEA

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a highly ranked British university situated in the vibrant and historical city of Norwich, UK.

  • UK Top 30 University (The Times/The Sunday Times and CUG 2022)
  • World Top 200 (THE World Rankings 2022)
  • World Top 50 for research citations (THE World Univ Rank 2022)

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