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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MSc Psychology of Economic Life teaches you to understand and shape economic behaviour - beyond homo economicus (economic man).

The programme’s content is organised along two themes: understanding economic behaviour and shaping economic behaviour. Firstly, understanding economic behaviour. In this theme, students will be exposed to key thinkers, theories and recent research in social sciences and economic psychology. Topics in this theme are for instance mental accounts, psychological contracts, decision-heuristics, and social norms for consumption. Secondly, shaping economic behaviour. In this theme, students are introduced to new approaches in behavioural design. Topics here include nudging and installations. Putting both themes together, this MSc seeks to integrate theory with practical application.

The aspiration of the MSc programme is to apply the knowledge learned towards making the world a better place. As such, we seek to apply realistic psychological knowledge to enable more sustainable business models, products, and organisations. We intend to explore new pathways for the economic life of society, beyond the status quo.

Teaching methods

LSE is internationally recognised for its teaching and research and therefore employs a rich variety of teaching staff with a range of experience and status. Courses may be taught by individual members of faculty, such as lecturers, senior lecturers, readers, associate professors and professors. Many departments now also employ guest teachers and visiting members of staff, LSE teaching fellows and graduate teaching assistants who are usually doctoral research students and in the majority of cases, teach on undergraduate courses only. You can view indicative details for the teacher responsible for each course in the relevant course guide.

Assessment

All taught courses are required to include formative coursework which is unassessed. It is designed to help prepare you for summative assessment which counts towards the course mark and to the degree award. LSE uses a range of formative assessment, such as essays, problem sets, case studies, reports, quizzes and mock exams.

Careers

Career development - MSc Psychology of Economic Life

The content of the Master's programme is broadly relevant to all situations in which an understanding of economic phenomena can be of advantage.

Roles for which the contents are of particular interests include (but are not limited to): consultancy roles (eg management consultant), market interface roles (e.g., product manager, project manager, marketing manager), behavioural insights roles (eg market researcher, policy analyst), and business psychology roles (eg organisational designer).

The contents are applicable in both the private sector (e.g. consultancy, big corporations, social businesses, start-ups) and public sector (e.g., governments, NGOs, charities). This programme provides skills to the fast-growing demand for innovative and more sustainable ways of doing business. You may also choose to continue to obtain a PhD and pursue an academic career.

Tuition fees

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£ 22,608per year

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

University information

London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London

  • University League Table

    4th

  • Campus address

    London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, Houghton Street, Westminster, WC2A 2AE, England

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