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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Northampton Square

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Key information

You will learn how people and institutions make decisions under conditions of constraint, such as time and knowledge, and under various influences such as social pressure. There are many practical implications of insights from behavioural economics and the field is widely accepted to deliver a powerful, cost-effective approach to improving human welfare.

Benefits of this course

Commercial organisations have long known the limitations of individual decision making and routinely use this knowledge in their commercial practices.

A strong postgraduate education in behavioural economics will allow you to work in a variety of roles in the private or public sector that require a solid understanding of human behaviour.

A developed understanding of behavioural economics gives you a broad, real-world perspective to inform your professional interests and future ambitions.

Our programme is also an ideal pathway to a PhD in Economics or Psychology.


You can select to apply for one of the available exit points for this course.

Master of Science (MSc)

Who is this course for?

If you have recently graduated in economics, psychology, a related social science or quantitative discipline, this programme could be the next step. We will help you develop the relevant modern skills and knowledge needed for a career in the world of behavioural economics.


Our Behavioural Economics MSc can open various career pathways when you graduate.

These include:

economic consultants undertaking marketing activities
health economics consultants developing markets for products
public policy specialists advising on the choice architecture of decision making
political campaign and public relations specialists
financial traders and risk assessors
digital design consultants with behavioural expertise.

Your career prospects could be improved if your work already requires you to understand the scientific dynamics behind human decision making and behaviour.

This programme also offers a route to further doctoral research in economics or psychology.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 20,700per year

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

University information

City, University of London

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  • Campus address

    City, University of London, Northampton Square, City of London, EC1V 0HB, England

City is one of the most international UK universities. Students are from over 160 countries, creating a diverse, cosmopolitan university community.
City's supportive alumni network stretches across the globe. They help those thinking of moving to London and organise in-country events after graduation.
City's international student advice team give guidance on the application process, answers questions on visa and immigration issues and check visa documents.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    69th out of 78 1

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  • Entry standards

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    128 57%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58 58%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%


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    / Max 216
    133 62%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    55 55%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.79 76%



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