Team and Contact

Jan Wüstenfeld, MSc.
Room: GD 03.319
Tel: +49 234 32-23421
Email: wiwi-international[at]
Visiting hours: by appointment via email

Application Deadline

Academic Year 2018:
RUB: 10th of May 2019
UEA: End of July 2019

Feedback from Students

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Double Master’s Programme with the University of East Anglia (UEA) (UK)

Since 2010, the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) is offering a Double Masters in cooperation with the School of Economics of the University of East Anglia (UEA). The UEA is located in Norwich, East England (UK), which is a historic city well-known for the arts, culture, music, nightlife, and tourism. The UEA serves over 15,000 students and is ranked 3rd 2016 in the National Student Survey. The School of Economics is top ranked in the UK regarding research, student satisfaction and student experience and one of the leading Economics Departments in the UK. It has an international reputation for research into experimental and behavioural economics, industrial and competition economics, and applied and financial economics. Up to 10 students starting the MSc in Economics/MSc in Management and Economics in the summer semester are eligible to apply for the Double Master's Programme.

Programme Structure

The Double Degree Programme has a regular period of study of two years (four semesters). After completing the first semester at RUB, two subsequent semesters have to be spend at UEA. In their final semester Double Master’s students return to Bochum in order to finish their studies.

1st semester 2nd semester 3rd semester 4th semester
coursework coursework coursework
Master's thesis
Master's thesis
120 ECTS total

Courses offered

Students can choose between two specializations: MSc Behavioural and Experimental Economics or MSc Industrial Economics. Both study courses follow a strict structure so that all modules offered are compulsory.

MSc Behavioural and Experimental Economics MSc Industrial Economics
Applied Econometrics Applied Econometrics
Econometric Theory Econometric Theory
Economic Theory I Economic Theory I
Economic Theory II Economic Theory II
Experimental Economics I Experimental Economics I
Experimental Economics I Experimental Economics I

A detailed description of the modules offered in Behavioural and Experimental Economics can be inferred from this course list. Students interested in Industrial Economics can check the corresponding module description here.

Please note: The modules you choose at RUB must be different from the ones you must pass at UEA.

Academic calendar

Autumn semester: 25th September 2017 – 15th December 2017
Spring semester: 15th January 2018 – 16th May 2018

Cost, Scholarships and Funding

The tuition fees for UK/EU students in the academic year of 2017/2018 amounts to £7,365. Two RUB students, e. g. one student studying the Master’s Programme Experimental Economics and one student participating in the Master’s Programme Industrial Economics, get a scholarship equal to 50% of the fees. For the other RUB students, the tuition fees are reduced by £1,500.
Living expenses (accommodation, food, transportation, books and social activities) are estimated to be approximately £9,135 for one academic year.
There are many opportunities to finance studies abroad. Information about funding opportunities is provided by the International Office.


The University of East Anglia offers a great range of accommodations for postgraduate students. Further information is provided here.

Application Process

1) Students first have to apply at RUB where the following documents must be submitted:

  • Personal statement (in English),
  • Official academic transcript (in English),
  • Bachelor certificate,
  • High-school leaving certificate,
  • English Language certificate (IELTS: 6.5 (minimum 6.0 in all components); TOEFL IBT: (88)).

2) As soon as you have received your admission letter, you must then apply at the UEA for a place in the programmes MSc Behavioural and Experimental Economics or MSc Industrial Economics.