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Course summary

This course teaches you the core theory and methods of behavioural science and behavioural economics, and how these can be applied to business and policy-relevant issues. It offers you the opportunity to gain advanced training in behavioural theory, to learn a comprehensive suite of behavioural methods, and to understand how this ‘toolkit’ can be applied to explain and inform the decisions made by stakeholders, workers and consumers.


Modules include: (Semester 1) Behavioural economics I: concepts and theories; psychology of work; understanding and using statistics; (semester 2) behavioural economics II: business and policy applications; experiments for decision making in business and policy; survey measurement and analysis.

Assessment method

Assessment is by a mixture of examination and coursework. For students wishing to continue for the award of the MSc complete a 15000-word dissertation.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree (2.1 preferred) or equivalent. Applicants without these formal qualifications but with significant appropriate/relevant work/life experience are encouraged to apply. If English is not the applicant's 1st language, evidence of proficiency must be provided such as a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 (6.0 in all bands). If the applicant does not meet the required score it may be possible to register for 1 of our pre-sessional English courses. To register applicants must hold a conditional offer for a course and have an IELTS score 0.5 or 1.0 below the required standard.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Behavioural Science for Management at University of Stirling - UCAS