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About the Course

The course emphasises both theoretical foundations and real-world application in core and advanced areas of behavioural economics and the cognitive science of judgement and decision making.

The typical candidate for the programme is one who already holds an Honours degree in a quantitative subject including Psychology, Economics, Sociology, Mathematics, Engineering, and Physics, though previous experience of Psychology, Economics, or Behavioural Science is not strictly necessary.

Where do our students come from? They come from all over the world...

We have students from South America - Venezuela, Chile, Columbia, Brazil and Argentina. Asia is well represented with students from Thailand, Malaysia, Korea, India, China, Japan and Indonesia. Also Kenya, Lebanon, Russia, USA and Canada, the Middle East and Mexico. Europe is represented by Norway, Sweden, Germany, Greece, Turkey, Malta, France, Spain and Belgium.

Professor Neil Stewart - How we designed this course

What is unique about this course?

"We're coming out with some breakthrough ideas here" - Rafael Batista

Key Facts

Start date: 2nd October 2023 (Science Track)

Duration: 1 Year

Format: Full time taught course

Degree: Master of Science

Routes: Science Track (C8P7) or Economics Track (C8P8)

Before you start...

  • Suggested reading for the courseLink opens in a new window
  • A large amount of the programming for the course is done in R. You do not need to know anything about the language beforehand, as you will be taught everything you need to know, though if wish to be prepared there are a number of online resources to help you get started on learning R.
  • Beast Global runs a short course designed and run by a former graduate of our MSc in Behavioural and Economic Science, which offers a brief insight into Behavioural Economics and the key topics which underpin the discipline.