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Behavioural Economics and Decision Science (Professional Practice) MSc
Behavioural Economics and Decision Science (Professional Practice) MSc

Behavioural Economics and Decision Science (Professional Practice) MSc

  • ID:UH440304
  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for Professional Practice courses are normally:

  • An Honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent professional qualification, in any subject.
  • Applicants with other appropriate professional qualifications and/or experience will be considered on an individual basis.

English Requirement  

  • The minimum for IELTS is 7.0 overall with no element lower than 6.5 (a minimum of TOEFL 550 (Computer Based Toefl 213) score) or equivalent will be considered acceptable

Course Information

This course is specifically aimed at International students, supporting those wishing to gain practical work based experiential learning. Together with studying your chosen course we are offering an additional 6-month placement opportunity, making the course 18 months in length. This allows students to put into practice the skills and techniques developed throughout the Master’s degree within a UK environment after completing the 12-month taught programme.

In this career-focused course you will explore and apply theories of behavioural decision-making science to various workplace and business contexts. This will enable you to develop skills in research, communication and critical analysis. The course will provide you with an advanced knowledge and training in the research methods, design and statistical analysis used in Behavioural Economics and Decision Science research.

The course will introduce you to applications of judgement and decision-making research in areas such as consumer behaviour, politics, sports, economics and health, and will provide you with a firm basis in both the theory and practice of cognitive science and decision-making.

You will be introduced to a variety of decision-making methods and techniques, and also be trained to communicate the results of decision analysis. The central emphasis of the course, however, is on developing your ability to apply appropriate advanced research techniques. In doing so, the course provides an excellent preparation for occupations involving data analysis and empirical research in the financial sector, private organisations, government, research institutes and academia.

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You'll study the following modules
Core modules:

  •  Judgement and Decision-Making
  •  Applications of Behavioural Economics and Decision Science
  •  The Global Professional

Option modules may include (Choose 2):

 Supply Chain Planning and Control

  •  Strategic Management
  •  The Circular Economy and Responsible Resource Management
  •  Productivity Improvement
  •  Management Science Modelling
  •  Investment and Portfolio Management
  •  International Finance
  •  The Curious Mindset
  •  Leading Managing and Developing People
  •  Reward Management
  •  Humanitarian Challenges
  •  Ageing Societies
  •  Society, Culture and Philosophy
  •  Management Accounting

Option modules may include (Choose 1):

  •  Managing Big Data
  •  Managing Sustainable Challenges
  •  Intelligent Business Information Systems
  •  Artificial Intelligence and Mobility
  •  Financial Markets and Institutions
  •  Corporate Finance
  •  Corporate Governance
  •  Modern Banking
  •  Managing Employee Relations
  •  Global Business and Human Rights
  •  Emotional Intelligence for the Effective Leader
  •  Consultancy Skills
  •  New Venture Creation

Final Project

  • An opportunity to pursue an area that interests you or which you are passionate about comes in your choice of project. You have a choice of three routes: Research Route, Consultancy Route and New Venture Creation Route (subject to tutor approval).

Research Route

  •  Behavioural Research Design & Statistical Analysis
  •  Individual Research Project

Consultancy Route

  •  Consultancy Skills
  •  Group Consultancy Project

New Venture Creation

  •  Launch a venture
  •  New Venture Creation

MSc Professional Practice Placement

The Professional Practice module gives you an opportunity to reflect on your personal and professional development and put theory into practice through professional work experience. This route must be chosen at the point of application by selecting the specific MSc (Professional Practice) route as the placement adds a further 6 months to your duration of study. Due to the competitive nature of the placement route the Professional Practice course has limited availability and places are capped.

Placements are not guaranteed and are secured through a competitive process. You may be required to undertake formal application processes and interviews with placement providers in order to successfully secure a work placement.

Assessment of this module is in the form of a reflective log

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

As a student in Behavioural Economics and Decision Science you will develop skills essential for research careers in health and well-being sectors, not-for profit organisations and public sector, commercial sector (such as banking, pensions and insurance companies), as well as professional/managerial jobs and entrepreneurship (e.g., Data Analyst, Behaviour Scientist, Behavioural Insight Expert, Researcher, Research Consultant, Planner, Insight Analyst, Forecast Analyst).

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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