University of Warwick

Degree level: Postgraduate

Behavioural and Economic Science (Economics) (Taught)

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Course summary

Behavioural and Economic Science (Economics) MSc is designed for students with an Economics degree. Warwick's Economics department, ranked 3rd in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2022) and 25th the World (The QS World University Subject Rankings 2021), offers you a programme examining theoretical and real-world applications of decision science and behavioural economics. Course overview This course emphasises both theoretical foundations and real-world application in core and advanced areas of behavioural economics, and the cognitive science of judgement and decision making. It is for you if you intend to work in a business environment (e.g. consumer-led industries and the financial sector), and if you are concerned with public policy and its implementation. It also provides an excellent foundation if you are intending to undertake further postgraduate research. A 20,000-word written project report provides an opportunity to explore your own interests across these fields of study. The Economics variant of the course is designed for students with a first degree in Economics. A Science track variant of the course is offered by the Department of Psychology and is available if you have a first degree in Science. You will be automatically enrolled on a pre-sessional Mathematics and Statistics programme to equip you with the relevant methodological skills you need to succeed on the course.

Course details

Modules

Core modules

  • Microeconomics A or Microeconomics B
  • Quantitative Methods: Econometrics A or Quantitative Methods: Econometrics B
  • Issues in Psychological Science
  • Methods and Analysis in Behavioural Science
  • Behavioural and Economic Science Project
  • Five optional modules
Core and optional core modules
  • Microeconomics A or Microeconomics B
  • Quantitative Methods: Econometrics A or Quantitative Methods: Econometrics B
  • Issues in Psychological Science
  • Methods and Analysis in Behavioural Science
  • Behavioural and Economic Science Project
Read more about the core and optional core modules on our Economics web pages.

Assessment method

Assessment is through formal examinations and coursework, including a mixture of worksheets, essays, research reports, modelling and data analysis, class tests, exams, presentations and a research project.


Entry requirements

**Minimum requirements** 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) specialising mainly in economics. This means you should have achieved a good standard in undergraduate courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics/economic statistics at an intermediate level. We also expect a good standard achieved in mathematics taken at undergraduate level. **English language requirements** You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following: - Band A - Overall score 6.5 and none below 6.0 is required. **International qualifications** We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information, please visit the international entry requirements page. **Additional requirements** There are no additional entry requirements for this course.


Fees and funding

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