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Behavioural Economics in Action

Middlesex University

Master On Campus
12 months
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16500 GBP/year
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About

The Behavioural Economics in Action MSc/PGDip/PGCert course offered at the Middlesex University is highly relevant to individuals from policy making and management backgrounds in the public and private sectors, as well as graduates from a range of backgrounds including anthropology, business, economics, finance, political science, psychology, sociology, neuroscience, maths and physics.

Overview

Over the past decade, techniques in behavioural economics have been applied by a large number of private and public sector organisations ranging from Coca-Cola, Google and Visa to the Bank of England, Oxfam and the NHS. Concepts from behavioural economics are widely used in areas including marketing, organ donor framing and incentives to save or spend. There seems to be no aspect of life in which applications from behavioural economics are not relevant.

Why study MSc Behavioural Economics in Action at Middlesex University?

The tools and techniques that you are taught at the Behavioural Economics in Action MSc/PGDip/PGCert course offered at the Middlesex University, particularly the design of experiments including spatial randomization and clustering, are in great demand in organisations that seek to understand customer and consumer behaviour.

The economics department has the largest group of academics working in the field of behavioural economics in London, holds regular seminars and talks from visiting researchers and has a network of international collaborators from all over the world. This high level of collaboration and exchange of knowledge means you benefit from being part of a highly active department, as well as participating in practical learning as you develop the skills to design, run and interpret trails and experiments with academics, other institutions and international labs.

Course Highlights

  • High level of engagement with experiments including the design, running and interpretation of trials with an emphasis on education, health, marketing and voting
  • Be part of a highly active department which host regular seminars and welcomes research visitors
  • The department has a dedicated Behavioural Economics Group (BEC), who run experiments in both the lab and the field, and conduct research in areas including cooperation and altruism, markets and collusion, belief elicitation and social networks
  • A wide base of international collaborators from the USA, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Australia feeding into the knowledge and expertise

Career Opportunities

This masters provides a solid background in the design of experiments and data analysis, as well as ability to critically evaluate issues related to behavioural economics. Behavioural economics offers the opportunity to pursue careers as researchers and consultants in a range environments including;
  • Public bodies (HMRC, NHS, FCA, etc)
  • Banks: Beh Finance
  • Marketing departments
  • Behavioural Teams (ING, SwissRe, etc)
  • Fundraisers/Charities
  • Health Economics

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Behavioural Economics 
  • Data Analysis 
  • Experimental Economics 
  • Behavioural Markets 
  • Practice 
  • Dissertation

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • It is required that you have a second-class honours degree 2:2 or above in the field of economics, business management, business administration, international business and other relevant areas.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16500 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    12100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12100 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU Full-time: £16,500
  • UK Part-time: £81 per credit; £40 per dissertation credit
  • International/EU Part-time: £108 per credit;£54 per dissertation credit

Funding

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