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MSc Competition Economics and Policy

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

25-SEP-23

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Economics

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

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’ll study with leading experts in the application of industrial organisation to competition policy.

This Master’s degree is ideal 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.

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 First) with a substantial component of economics, or a Graduate Diploma in Economics.

In addition to conducting your own research, you’ll 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’ll 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 (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.

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.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

10,500

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

19,800

Entry requirements

Students need to have a bachelors degree (minimum 2:1 or equivalent) in Economics. Applicants should normally have a good undergraduate degree from a recognised higher education institution. The University will also take into account the employment experience of applicants where relevant.

University information

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a research-driven university located in Norwich, with an international reputation for excellence and over 15,000 students comprising a diverse community representing over 80 countries worldwide. Around 25% of students are postgraduates. The university is part of Norwich Research Park, one of the largest research communities in Europe, conducting pioneering work into some of the most progressive current...more

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