Taught course

Behavioural Economics

University of Essex · Department of Economics

Entry requirements

Our applicants should have a 1st, 2:1 or high 2:2 degree in economics or a related discipline. (If your first degree is not in economics, or your economics training does not provide sufficient technical expertise for direct entry to an MSc, then we have a full-time Diploma) If English is not your first language, then we require IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

Behavioural economics is one of the fastest growing areas in economics in recent years with wide-reaching impact beyond academia. Investigating the human and social factors influencing decisions made by consumers, borrowers and investors, insights from behavioural economics inform business and public policy alike. Our new MSc Behavioural Economics provides the opportunity to gain in-depth expert training in this fascinating field.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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