School of Economics

MSc in Behavioural Economics

A rapidly expanding field, behavioural economics investigates the human and social factors influencing the decisions made by consumers, borrowers and investors.

The MSc in Behavioural Economics trains students in the use of analytic and quantitative methods for examining economic issues, and provides research training of the advanced level required to proceed to doctoral studies in economics.

The programme offers an opportunity to specialise in this field and the course draws upon the research experience and activities of staff associated with the Centre for Decision Research and Experimental (CeDEx) which combines insights from psychology with economic theory and spans three main areas:

  • individual decision making
  • methodology
  • strategic decision making

Course structure

This one year full-time programme requires students to complete 120 credits of core and optional modules before undertaking a supervised dissertation.

During the first semester students take core modules in:

Students take four more modules in the second semester, two of which are compulsory:

The remaining two modules can be selected from a wide range which can be found on our Modules page.

(Note: Not all Semester 2 modules are available for every course)

After successfully completing exams at the end of the second Semester, students write a supervised Dissertation over the summer, on a topic related to Behavioural Economics.



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