Behavioural Science at London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London - UCAS

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Course summary

The MSc Behavioural Science programme is a world leading master's degree which teaches you how to use behavioural science to change human behaviour in corporate and public environments. The skill to understand, predict, and change human behaviour is essential for your professional success. Organisations in the private and public sector have turned to behavioural science insights to increase the effectiveness of their practices. This has led to an increase in demand for people with these skills, formally in behavioural insights and people analytics teams, and less formally in leadership, change management and human resources roles. By pursuing this degree, you will acquire cutting edge scientific insights about human behaviour, and learn how to change human behaviour by altering the “context” in which people act rather than how they think. You will also gain expertise in state-of-the-art methodological and statistical approaches that are necessary to evaluate the effectiveness of behavioural change. The programme is taught by specialists at the forefront of research in behavioural science, and is rooted at the intersection of economics and psychology. It has a rigorous focus on the cross-disciplinary theoretical, empirical, and applied fundamentals of changing behaviour. You will be taught in a multidisciplinary environment with links to specialist research groups based in departments across LSE and the Behavioural Research Lab, and undertake compulsory courses in the fundamentals of behavioural science and research methods. In addition, you will be able to choose from a range of optional courses within the Department and wider School (eg, Behavioural Science for Managing Work, People, and Time; Behavioural Science for Health and Pandemic Responses; Behavioural Science in an Age of New Technology; Behavioural Science for Planetary Wellbeing; Consumer Psychology for Sustainability) Over the Spring Term, you will complete a research-based dissertation on a topic of your interest related to a theme from one of the courses you attended. Students taking MSc Behavioural Science can choose to specialise in Wellbeing.

Entry requirements

Upper second class honours (2:1) degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline. Competition for places at the School is high. This means that even if you meet the minimum entry requirement, this does not guarantee you an offer of admission.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Sponsorship information

LSE Graduate Support Scheme; other scholarships and awards are available.

Behavioural Science at London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London - UCAS