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MSc in Behavioural and Economic Science (Science Track)

Duration: Full-time: 1 year

Min. entry requirements: High 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a quantitative discipline, including Psychology, Sociology, Mathematics, Engineering, and Physics. Previous experience of psychology, behavioural science, or economics is not necessary

English Language: IELTS 7.0, Band B

This innovative course in the growing area of behavioural science and behavioural economics combines multidisciplinary expertise from the Departments of Economics, Psychology and Warwick Business School.

Warwick is one of the strongest places in the world to study behavioural science (flagged for excellence in
the 2014 Research Excellence Framework), and one of the few to offer a truly interdisciplinary research and teaching team.

During the course you’ll focus on behavioural, experimental and neuroeconomics, decisionmaking and the principles of cognition. Methods explored include mathematical modelling of choice, agent-based simulation, econometrics and process-tracing methods (e.g. eye-tracking and brain-imaging). You’ll also undertake an MSc project, giving you the opportunity to collaborate with a team of researchers on live research projects.

Past projects have included analysis of big data sets (e.g. Facebook profiles to large UK/US panel studies), large online experiments with thousands of participants, field experiments on consumer and economic behaviour, and laboratory studies of groups using economic games.

Our graduates continue to PhD research, or to work in the public and private sectors, applying behavioural science to public policy and business.

Application Fact File

Entry Requirements

Doctorate of Clinical Psychology: 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Psychology and relevant clinical experience. Qualifications or experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis

MSc in Behavioural and Economic Science: High 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a quantitative discipline, including Psychology, Sociology, Mathematics, Engineering, and Physics. Previous experience of psychology, behavioural science, or economics is not necessary

MA in Psychology and Education: 2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with one reference and degree transcripts

English Language Requirements

Band B, IELTS 7.0

MA in Psychology and Education:
IELTS 6.5, Band A

Application

All applications for taught Master’s degrees should be made online at: www.warwick.ac.uk/go/pgapply

Tuition Fees
(2016/17 rate)

Psychology and Education
Home/EU: £6,780
Overseas: £15,480


Psychological Research 
Home/EU: £7,780
Overseas: £22,840


Behavioural and Economic Science
Home/EU: £20,840
Overseas: £20,840


Clinical Applications of Psychology
Home/EU: £9,000
Overseas: Not available

Funding

You can access Departmental Scholarships, as well as scholarships offered through the ESRC and Leverhulme Doctoral Training Centres - Find out more.

Additional funding opportunities can be found via the Graduate School.