Behavioural Economics, M.Sc. | City, University of London | London, United Kingdom
12 months
22200 GBP/year
16010 GBP/year
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In this Behavioural Economics course at City, University of London you will learn how people and institutions make decisions under conditions of constraint, such as time and knowledge, and under various influences such as social pressure. 


There are many practical implications of insights from behavioural economics and the field is widely accepted to deliver a powerful, cost-effective approach to improving human welfare.

Commercial organisations have long known the limitations of individual decision making and routinely use this knowledge in their commercial practices.

A strong postgraduate education in behavioural economics will allow you to work in a variety of roles in the private or public sector that require a solid understanding of human behaviour.

A developed understanding of behavioural economics gives you a broad, real-world perspective to inform your professional interests and future ambitions.

The Behavioural Economics course at City, University of London is also an ideal pathway to a PhD in Economics or Psychology.


Our Behavioural Economics MSc can open various career pathways when you graduate.

These include:

  • economic consultants undertaking marketing activities
  • health economics consultants developing markets for products
  • public policy specialists advising on the choice architecture of decision making
  • political campaign and public relations specialists
  • financial traders and risk assessors
  • digital design consultants with behavioural expertise.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cognitive and Economic Science of Rational Choice 
  • Psychological Processes: Individual and Social 
  • Behavioural Research Methods: Design and Analysis
  • Experimental Behavioural Science and Game Theory 
  • Cognitive Psychology and Decision Making 
  • Applied Econometrics and Psychological Research Methods 

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • At least an upper second class degree in Psychology, Economics or a related discipline (or equivalent in terms of professional qualifications). An equivalent qualification from an overseas university is acceptable. Selection is by application form, personal statement and references. It is not a prerequisite to have a background in Economics or Psychology.
  • If you are applying with an overseas degree, the following is an indication of international equivalents of an upper second class degree from a UK institution
  • If English is not your first language, you need to provide evidence of English proficiency.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22200 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    16010 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16010 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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