Our Behavioural Economics MSc investigates the human and social issues influencing the decisions made by consumers, borrowers and investors. It looks at psychology rather than pure logic to understand the factors behind economic decision-making. This course is informed by the world-leading research of the Centre for Decision Research and Experimental Economics (CeDEx). Our ideas of ‘nudge’ have become very influential and you will learn about the experimental methods used by our researchers and use our computer lab to conduct economic experiments. You will take specialist core modules and choose from a range of options to suit your interests. You will also receive one-to-one guidance to enable you to complete your research project. With an advanced economics degree from the University of Nottingham, you will graduate with all the knowledge, practical skills and confidence you need to stand out to employers and progress as a professional economist or academic researcher.
In semester one, you will take modules in microeconomic theory, macroeconomic theory, econometric theory and economic data analysis. In semester two, you will take two further required modules in behavioural economic theory and experimental methods in economics, and choose two optional modules. You will also start work on your dissertation by taking a module in economic research methodology. After completing your semester two modules, you will undertake a 15,000-word dissertation, with one-to-one support from an expert academic supervisor. This will demonstrate familiarity with a particular area of behavioural economics.
Modules are assessed by a combination of exams and coursework at the end of the relevant semester.
2:1 (or international equivalent) in a discipline with significant economics content, including some mathematical and quantitative methods modules; IELTS: 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).
Fees and funding
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