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Behavioural and Economic Science (Economics Track) - MSc, PGDip, PGCert (Full-Time, 2018 Entry)

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 Economics Track is intended for those with an undergraduate degree in economics.

Students attend a short pre-sessional mathematics and statistics course before the term starts and take modules in Microeconomics, Econometrics, Psychological Science and Behavioural Science in Term 1.

Core Modules: 

  • Economic Analysis: Microeconomics (22 CATS)
  • Quantitative Methods: Econometrics A (30 CATS) or Quantitative Methods: Econometrics B (30 CATS)
  • Issues in Psychological Science (15 CATS)
  • Methods and Analysis in Behavioural Science (15 CATS)
  • Research Project (30 CATS)

Optional Modules:
This programme has optional modules to choose from to allow you to achieve the required credits to successfully complete the award. At a research led institution, optional module lists are subject to change each year to keep the student learning experience current and up-to-date. For the optional modules available in this department please visit the department website.

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.


Teaching consists of lectures and seminars and we hold additional workshops for practical study. You will have an average of 8-10 hours of lectures and 2-4 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.

Graduate Destinations:

The course is the ideal preparation if you're aiming to work in business environments (e.g. consumer-led industries and the financial sector) or are interested in public policy and its implementation. It also provides an excellent foundation if you are intending to undertake further postgraduate research.

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Essential information


Full-time: 1 year

Entry requirements

2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject

English Language requirements

Band A

Department of study


Location of study

University of Warwick

Course fees


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Application information


This information is applicable for 2018 entry.