Taught course

Executive MSc Behavioural Science

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) · Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science
Executive MSc

Entry requirements

Upper second class honours (2:1) degree or equivalent and three years’ relevant post-graduation work experience. We do require students to be passionate about studying Behavioural Science and its applications. You can tell us about this passion in your statement of academic purpose.

Although we do not require students to have a quantitative background, research methods is a core component of the programme. This is essential in order for you to be able to conduct rigorous and credible research in Behavioural Science. The training will start at a level that enables all students to participate. However, if you do not have previous exposure to quantitative methods you may find that you need to invest additional time developing you skills in this area throughout the programme.

Months of entry


Course content

About the Executive MSc programme

Uncover the science behind behaviour. This unique and dynamic programme provides the opportunity for full-time professionals working in any sector to obtain a graduate qualification in behavioural science, allowing you to pursue new and expanded opportunities within this emerging and exciting field.

Recognising the limitations of traditional practice and research methods, many organisations now engage with the idea of applying behavioural insights to their organisational challenges. Behavioural science may be an area directly related to your current professional role, or you may wish to pursue the programme for your own personal or career development.

The programme is taught by specialists at the forefront of research in behavioural science, in a multidisciplinary environment with links to specialist research groups based in departments across LSE. It is taught in a modular format, with courses taking place at LSE during three two-week sessions. The programme starts in September with the first two-week teaching session. The remaining teaching sessions take place in January and April. In betwen teaching sessions you will be required to complete various assessments. After the teaching blocks you complete a dissertation on a topic of your choice.

Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

The Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science is an interdisciplinary faculty and research team, with research areas spanning across social psychology to behavioural economics, political psychology to organisational culture, consumer behaviour to public engagement, and community development to global health, happiness and well-being. The Department's research focuses on real world issues, thus their research is both theoretically well-informed, and produces results that impact policy, business, and society at large.

The Department draw on the best social science research to build and teach new insights for diagnosing organisational problems, explaining activity, and improving organisational capabilities.

Information for international students

LSE is an international community, with over 140 nationalities represented amongst its student body. We celebrate this diversity through everything we do.

If you are applying to LSE from outside of the UK then take a look at our Information for International students.

Fees and funding


Every graduate student is charged a fee for their programme. Visit the website for more information about the fees.


This programme is not eligible for financial support.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Executive MSc
    part time
    16 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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