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Behavioural Economics in Action MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Behavioural Economics in Action MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Social Economics

Course type


Course Summary

This course is highly relevant to individuals from policy making and management backgrounds in the public and private sectors, as well as graduates from a range of backgrounds including anthropology, business, economics, finance, political science, psychology, sociology, neuroscience, maths and physics. The tools and techniques we teach, particularly the design of experiments including spatial randomization and clustering, are in great demand in organisations that seek to understand customer and consumer behaviour. Our economics department has the largest group of academics working in the field of behavioural economics in London, holds regular seminars and talks from visiting researchers and has a network of international collaborators from all over the world. This high level of collaboration and exchange of knowledge means you benefit from being part of a highly active department, as well as participating in practical learning as you develop the skills to design, run and interpret trails and experiments with academics, other institutions and international labs. In-class tests and presentations are some of the core modes in which your work on the course will be assessed.

This masters provides a solid background in the design of experiments and data analysis, as well as ability to critically evaluate issues related to behavioural economics. Behavioural economics offers the opportunity to pursue careers as researchers and consultants in a range environments including: Public bodies (HMRC, NHS, FCA, etc); Banks: Beh Finance; Marketing departments; Behavioural Teams (ING, SwissRe, etc); Fundraisers/Charities; Health Economics. Students can also exit with PGCert and PGDip awards.

Different course options

Full time | Middlesex University | 1 year | OCT-19

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module consists of four parts. The first part will provide students with an advanced understanding of the principles of experimental design in experimental economics. In the second part, the students will learn about different theories and the central findings of the experimental research programmes on the topic of social preferences. The third part will introduce students to special issues concerning running (and interpreting the results of) field experiments. In the fourth and final part, we will discuss, using relevant examples from the recent literature, a number of current developments in experimental economics.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a second-class honours degree 2:2 or above in the field of economics, business management, business administration, international business and other relevant areas. Students with relevant qualifications or work experience, academic credit may be considered. We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification.

University information

This campus-based London uni has been teaching for over 130 years and has campuses abroad in Malta, Dubai and Mauritius. Their specialist courses and practice-based teaching will help you to excel in the job market and become a leader in your field. Their teaching is informed by the needs of industry, so you’ll acquire the necessary knowledge and skills you’ll need for your future career. The university is also globally-minded about...more