University of Exeter

University of Exeter

Behavioural Economics and Finance

The programme combines the intellectual rigour of a standard Master's in economics with the insights stemming from the intersection of economics, social psychology and cognition. This programme provides the quantitative training of standard microeconomics, with a thorough grounding in the research methodology behind experimental economics, whether applied to laboratory studies, or to field experiments. It also provides the statistical training required to analyse and interpret data from experiments. The specialised courses in individual choice, behavioural economics and experimental courses will take students from the standard models that underpin behavioural sciences to the current developments in the field, whether applied to labour economics, behavioural finance or behavioural public finance, as well as policy applications, including the analysis of tax compliance by the HM Treasury or savings decisions by workers in the United States.

Entry requirements

Normally a good Honours degree in a related discipline from a recognised university. For full information, including English language requirements and international equivalencies, please see the relevant programme page found in the postgraduate section of our website.

Course modules

Please note constituent modules may be updated, deleted or replaced in future years as a consequence of programme development. Details at any time may be obtained from the programme website. Some examples of compulsory modules are as follows; Microeconomics; Game Theory and Industrial Organisation; Optimization Techniques for Economists; Quantitative Research Techniques; Experimental Economics Project and Dissertation; Experimental and Behavioural Economics; Behavioural Choice and Financial Decision Making and Experimental Methods. Some examples of optional modules are as follows; Advanced Econometrics ; Banking and Financial Services ; Domestic and International Portfolio Management; Economics of Banking; Economics of Corporate Finance; Financial Econometrics; International Trade and Regional Integration; Macroeconomics; Quantitative Research Techniques and Topics in Financial Economics.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed through a mixture of group work, coursework, project work and examinations; the weighting of each of these components vary according to the academic requirements of the module. Examinations are normally held at the end of the module, in January and May/June.

Sponsorship information

The University of Exeter invests heavily in scholarships for talented prospective Masters students. This is in addition to the Government's Postgraduate Loan Scheme. For information on how you can fund your postgraduate degree at Exeter, please visit the postgraduate study pages of our website.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,800 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,800 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,700 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,800 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,800 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,800 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Streatham Campus Exeter EX4 4QJ South West

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone number: 
+44(0)1392 723044