You don’t need a background in economics to study this Behavioural Economics course offered by the University of Essex . 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 a number of fields such as business environments or public policy and implementation.
You explore topics including:
- How economic considerations, cognitive limitations and psychology jointly shape human decision making
- Theoretical frameworks and empirical predictions for environments where traditional theory fails to provide guidance
- Markets and strategic interactions.
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.
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- Behavioural Economics I: Individual Decision Making
Behavioural Economics II: Games and Markets
- Behavioural Finance
- Economic Development Theory
- Public Policy Evaluation
- Time Series Econometrics
- Panel Data Methods
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- 12 months
- 24 months
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DisciplinesEconomics Psychology Finance View 855 other Masters in Psychology in United Kingdom
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- A degree with an overall 2.2 in a discipline related to economics such as: Economics, Maths, Engineering, Finance, Physics or any other degree with a strong maths component.
- The Degree should contain some economics components including Macroeconomics; Microeconomics or Econometrics.
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International20350 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 20350 GBP per year during 12 months.
National13030 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 13030 GBP per year during 12 months.
- Home/UK fee: £6,515
- International fee:£10,175
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.