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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University Park Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Behavioural economics is a rapidly expanding field, investigating the human and social factors influencing the decisions made by consumers, borrowers and investors.

The Behavioural Economics MSc is informed by the world-leading research of the Centre for Decision Research and Experimental Economics (CeDEx). You will learn about the experimental methods used by our researchers and use our computer lab to conduct economic experiments. You will also be invited to attend workshops and seminars that are run by the centre, which include speakers from across the globe.

Our research-led approach to teaching guarantees a challenging experience, providing the skills you need to progress as a professional economist or academic researcher.

At the end of this course, you will be able to read and understand current and classic research papers in the field of behavioural economics, and will have received one-to-one guidance to enable you to complete your first behavioural research project or experiment.

Key facts

  • 2nd in the world for cognitive and behavioural economics in the Research Papers in Economics rankings 2020
  • 6th in the UK for research power in the latest Research Excellence Framework
  • Top 100 worldwide for economics in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020

Careers

This course is particularly relevant if you wish to pursue behavioural or experimental economics research at PhD level, or a career in a wide range of fields, including finance.

A masters in economics provides a logical and rigorous perspective on human behaviour which is valued by a wide-range of employers around the world, in banking, business, consulting, government and academia.

Former MSc students are spread around the globe, working in academia, government and the private sector. Economics graduate destinations include Barclays, Bloomberg, Deloitte, Economist Intelligence Unit, Goldman Sachs, IBM, PwC, and Thomson Reuters.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 23,000per year

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

University information

University of Nottingham

  • University League Table

    20th

  • Campus address

    University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham, Nottingham, NG7 2RD, England

The university offers a range of scholarships specifically for international applicants studying at any level.
A large number of courses at the university include a placement or work experience element, ensuring that students receive first-hand professional experience.
In September every year, the university runs a free welcome programme for new international students from outside the EU joining the University of Nottingham.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    12th out of 78 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    176 79%

    11th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88 88%

    11th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    52nd

    35

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