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Course Structure

Which track should I apply for?

The two tracks of the MSc in Behavioural and Economic Science are very similar, and differ only in the Term 1 modules students take, depending on their undergraduate background. Both tracks offer modules on the design, conduct and analysis of behavioural experiments and the analysis of large-scale datasets, and provide the opportunity to complete an empirical research project.

Economics Track

The Economics Track is intended for those with an undergraduate degree in economics. Students attend a short pre-sessional maths and statistics course before the term starts and take modules in Econometrics and Microeconomics in Term 1.

Science Track

The Science Track is intended for those with an undergraduate degree in science, or another quantitative subject. Students take a module in Behavioural Microeconomics in Term 1, which introduces classic microeconomics and the relationship to the new behavioural approach.


Modules
 
Science Track
Economics Track
Pre-term
  Introduction to Maths and Stats
Term 1

PS922 Issues in Psychological Science
(15 CATS)

PS923 Methods and Analysis in Behavioural Science
(15 CATS)
IB9AM Behavioural Microeconomics
(30 CATS)
EC907 Quantitative Methods: Econometrics A (30 CATS) or EC987 Quantitative Methods: Econometrics B (30 CATS)
EC901 Economic Analysis
(22 CATS)
Term 2 *
EC984 Experimental Economics
(15 CATS)
PS918 Psychological Models of Choice
(15 CATS)
PS919 Behavioural Change: Nudging & Persuasion
(15 CATS)
IB9AN Principles of Cognition
(15 CATS)
EC989 Behavioural Economics
(15 CATS)
PS927 Neuroeconomics
(15 CATS)
Term 3
PS916 Project
(30 CATS)

* Economics Track students choose 5 Modules from the Term 2 options

Teaching and Assessment

You will be taught by leading academics in the field of Psychology, Economics and Business.

Teaching consists of lectures and seminars and we hold additional workshops for practical study. You will have an average of eight–ten hours of lectures and two–four hours of seminars per week.

We also offer a bespoke English Language course to assist with writing styles for assessment.

Assessment is a mixture of essays, modelling and data analysis, class tests, exams, and presentations.