Taught course

Psychology of Economic Life

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

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Entry requirements

A 2:1 degree or equivalent in any discipline, with a considered interest in the area covered by the MSc.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Psychology of Economic Life teaches you to analyse economic phenomena with a social psychological lens, beyond homo economicus.

It provides skills for change management and improving socio-economic systems and business models towards more sustainability, by leveraging social values and technologies with a realistic psychology. We are interested in making the world a better place. In that perspective, you will learn how to think outside of the box and apply new approaches to behavioural design. Assessment is part of the learning process and makes use of case studies. These are examples of student essays from the compulsory course, Psychology of Economic Life.

You will take compulsory courses in the Psychology of Economic Life and Methods for Social Psychological Research. You will then choose from a range of optional courses within the Department (eg, consumer psychology, decision-making, corporate communication, creativity and innovation, advanced theories for economic life) and the School so that you can deepen or widen your expertise, and take up the advanced study of particular aspects of economic life. Over the summer period, you will complete a dissertation based on empirical research.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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