City, University of London
The aims of the Behavioural Economics postgraduate programme are to provide you with opportunities to acquire knowledge and understanding of behavioural economics, broadly defined as the synthesis of psychology and economics in individual decision making and behaviour. It will also provide you with necessary academic, research, and communication skills to apply this knowledge in the workplace. In addition, the programme aims to enable you to develop an awareness of professional and contextual issues relevant to the practice of behavioural economics, including ethical considerations of psychology-based techniques of influence. The programme is taught by both psychologists and economists, and its major objective is to synthesize these two perspectives to achieve theoretical coherence with practical outcomes, specifically how behavioural economic theories and methods can be used in different fields to influence individual decision making in positive directions. The programme will also consider the potential 'dark side' of techniques of behavioural manipulation and the implications of this potential for the appropriate professional use of these theories and methods. The major aim of the Behavioural Economics programme is to provide you with a thorough grounding in the behavioural and economic sciences that underpin the field of behavioural economics. Understanding how real people make real decisions is of utmost importance to theoretical economic understanding (preferences and utility), the practical application of models of human behaviour (e.g., government polices), and individual economic welfare (e.g., health and financial) which, for example, can be diminished by overweighting the present and underweighting the future (i.e., hyperbolic temporal discounting). Consumer psychology is also dependent on the principles of behavioural economics (e.g., techniques of influence used in marketing and advertising), as are consultancies of various kinds (e.g., branding and public relations).
Principles of Economics; Cognitive and Economic Science of Rational Choice; Psychological Processes: Individual and Social; Behavioural Research Methods: Design and Analysis; Experimental Economics and Game Theory; Fundamentals of Cognitive Science; Applied Econometric and Psychological Research Methods; Professional Aspects of Behavioural Economics; Research dissertation.
In order to assess your full range of learning, you will complete reflective reports, essays, examinations, qualitative text analysis, interpretation of statistical analyses, formal research proposals and a research dissertation. In addition, you will be directed to independent study and receive detailed feedback on their coursework as an aid to your further learning. These different forms of assessment have the aim of assessing your knowledge, skills and appreciation in different areas of behavioural economics (e.g., theoretical knowledge and applied aspects of behavioural techniques).
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2018||GBP 14,500 per Year 1 (Wales)||1 Years|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2018||GBP 14,500 per Year 1 (England)||1 Years|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2018||GBP 19,500 per Year 1 (International)||1 Years|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2018||GBP 14,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland)||1 Years|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2018||GBP 14,500 per Year 1 (Scotland)||1 Years|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2018||GBP 7,250 per Year 1 (England)||2 Years|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2018||GBP 9,850 per Year 1 (International)||2 Years|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2018||GBP 7,250 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland)||2 Years|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2018||GBP 7,250 per Year 1 (Scotland)||2 Years|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2018||GBP 7,250 per Year 1 (Wales)||2 Years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Northampton Square||EC1V 0HB||London|
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