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Behavioural Economics in Action MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Middlesex University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Middlesex University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

Over the past decade, techniques in behavioural economics have been applied by a large number of private and public sector organisations ranging from Coca-Cola, Google and Visa to the Bank of England, Oxfam and the NHS. Concepts from behavioural economics are widely used in areas including marketing, organ donor framing and incentives to save or spend. There seems to be no aspect of life in which applications from behavioural economics are not relevant.

Why study MSc Behavioural Economics in Action at Middlesex University?

This course is highly relevant to individuals from policy making and management backgrounds in the public and private sectors, as well as graduates from a range of backgrounds including anthropology, business, economics, finance, political science, psychology, sociology, neuroscience, maths and physics. The tools and techniques we teach, particularly the design of experiments including spatial randomization and clustering, are in great demand in organisations that seek to understand customer and consumer behaviour.

Our economics department has the largest group of academics working in the field of behavioural economics in London, holds regular seminars and talks from visiting researchers and has a network of international collaborators from all over the world. This high level of collaboration and exchange of knowledge means you benefit from being part of a highly active department, as well as participating in practical learning as you develop the skills to design, run and interpret trails and experiments with academics, other institutions and international labs.

Course highlights

  • High level of engagement with experiments including the design, running and interpretation of trials with an emphasis on education, health, marketing and voting
  • Be part of a highly active department which host regular seminars and welcomes research visitors
  • The department has a dedicated Behavioural Economics Group (BEC), who run experiments in both the lab and the field, and conduct research in areas including cooperation and altruism, markets and collusion, belief elicitation and social networks
  • A wide base of international collaborators from the USA, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Australia feeding into the knowledge and expertise

Careers

How can the MSc Behavioural Economics in Action support your career?

This masters provides a solid background in the design of experiments and data analysis, as well as ability to critically evaluate issues related to behavioural economics. Behavioural economics offers the opportunity to pursue careers as researchers and consultants in a range environments including;

  • Public bodies (HMRC, NHS, FCA, etc)
  • Banks: Beh Finance
  • Marketing departments
  • Behavioural Teams (ING, SwissRe, etc)
  • Fundraisers/Charities
  • Health Economics

Students can also exit with PGCert and PGDip awards.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 16,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Middlesex University

  • University League Table

    98th

  • Campus address

    Middlesex University, Hendon Campus, The Burroughs, Barnet, NW4 4BT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    59th out of 78 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    103 46%

    64th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%

    64th

    28

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