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Behavioural Science

Durham University

12 months
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15125 GBP/year
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About

The Behavioural Science MSc course offered by Durham University is aimed at UK and international students who are seeking access to cutting-edge behavioural science research, advanced training in quantitative methods, and instruction in the application of behavioural science principles to everyday problems faced within the public, private, and third sectors.

Overview

The Behavioural Science MSc course offered by Durham University has been designed to provide you with an understanding of factors that impact behaviour, including the role of ‘nudging’ in behaviour change, and the research and analytical skills to enable an analysis of business problems from a behavioural perspective. It will provide you with a wide range of knowledge (both of a theoretical and a practical nature) and transferable skills including various professional ways of disseminating knowledge.

This course will prove valuable for those intending to enter the public, private, or third sector, including business, charities and government, local authorities and international organisations, by providing you with the tools to apply behavioural principles to problem-solving and decision-making in these domains. It will provide the behavioural insights to help individuals build confidence, influence others, think and cooperate inter-culturally, set and achieve goals, negotiate mindfully, and teamwork effectively.

Course Learning and Teaching

The MSc Behavioural Science is delivered through a mixture of lectures, seminars, practical sessions, workshops and lab placements.

Lectures and seminars provide key theoretical information on general topics such as social cognition, behavioural bias and social influence, and in-depth knowledge of a range of methods and techniques used in behavioural science research (focusing on their strengths and weaknesses). This core knowledge is then enriched by workshops, practical sessions and lab placements.

Programme Structure

Core modules:

  • Advanced Topics in Behavioural Science
  • Critical Research Practice 
  • Statistics for Psychology and the Behavioural Sciences 
  • Advanced Statistics for Psychology and the Behavioural Sciences 
  • Dissertation 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Subject requirements, level and grade

  • 2:1 in Psychology, Economics, Business or related subject (or equivalent).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15125 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15125 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    12250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12250 GBP per year during 12 months.

Part Time Fees

  • EU students: £6,740  per year
  • Island students students: £13,200 per year

Living costs for Durham

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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