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MSc Behavioural Economics

University of Essex

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Colchester Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    10-JUL-21, 17-JAN-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Behavioural economics is one of the fastest growing areas in economics in recent years. Insights inform business and public policy alike – we investigate the human and social factors influencing decisions made by consumers, borrowers and investors.

You’re trained in experimental design by lab experts and lecturers. From your first term, you design lab experiments for your assignments. You will also get exposure and hands-on experience of experiments in ESSEX Lab, our state-of-the-art social science laboratory.

You don’t need a background in economics to study this course. Our modules are flexible so you can choose to focus on specific topics that interest you. We’ll teach you a diverse set of tools and methods, preparing you well for PhD study or a career in several fields such as business environments or public policy and implementation.

Your future

After completing your masters, you may wish to extend your knowledge with a research degree – many Essex graduates decide to stay here for further study. Alternatively, our course also prepares you for employment. Recent surveys have shown that higher degree graduates are more likely to obtain jobs at professional or managerial level.

With its distinctive focus on questions in behavioural economics, combining theoretical foundations and real-world applications, this course will equip you with transferable employability skills valued in industry (for example in the retail and financial sectors), government and academia. Our graduates find employment in roles such as business and financial analysts, management consultants, government officials, and economists for banks and other financial organisations. Recent graduates include an Analyst at E2V Technology Company, Delivery Executive at Adam Smith International, a University Lecturer and roles in large organisations such as Deutsche Bank.

Application deadline

27 August 2021

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 19,380per 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 Essex

  • University League Table

    25th

  • Campus address

    University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ, England

The careers team offer dedicated international careers advice and support throughout studies and after graduation.
Central London is easily accessible from all of the university's campuses.
The University of Essex has a student body that represents over 140 nationalities and supports over 30 different cultural societies.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    37th out of 80 5

    39th out of 118 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    105 47%

    58th

    10
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    49th

    4
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.37 87%

    3rd

    10
  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    115 55%

    65th

    28
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58 58%

    43rd

    15
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    65th

    21

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