This dynamic programme combines the resources and expertise of the Department of Social Policy and Department of Management to present an integrated suite of courses that will advance your career objectives in all areas of behavioural science and allow you to pursue new and expanded opportunities within the behavioural science field.
About the MSc programme
This programme offered jointly from the LSE Department of Social Policy and Department of Management aims to provide a suite of high quality, integrated courses to benefit students in all aspects of leading practices in behavioural science.
Specifically, the MSc in Behavioural Science provides:
The opportunity for full-time professionals working in any sector to obtain a graduate qualification in Behavioural Science through attendance at three two-week intensive LSE-based lecture courses.
Teaching by specialists who are at the forefront of research in Behavioural Science.
A multidisciplinary environment with links to specialist research groups based in departments across the LSE and the Behavioural Research Lab.
Study in one of the most reputable universities worldwide, both for its research and its networks right in the middle of London’s vibrant scene.
Participants will have a good first degree from within any subject background, relevant work experience and passion for behavioural science.
To apply submit one academic and one professional reference. If you graduated from your most recent academic study before January 2008 and no academic references are available, you may supply two professional references.
The Executive MSc is a 16 month programme from September of every year and comprised of six half unit taught courses (eight months) and a full unit dissertation (eight months).
You come to London and attend LSE for the six taught courses during three two-week sessions taking place in September, January, and April. Each course consists of a minimum of twenty-two hours engaged in seminar activities or interactive lectures at LSE. In between sessions you have online support from faculty, including online office consultations, and interactions with other student groups.
The dissertation is an original piece of research that develops ideas and tools learned in the courses. It is on a topic you select, and falls in your professional or personal research interest. You will have clear guidelines shared with other students, and are supervised by a faculty member. If you wish to pursue a PhD the dissertation may form the basis for your eventual doctoral thesis.
(* half unit)
Behavioural Science and Policy* examines the main concepts and tools of the growing fields of behavioural science.
Behavioural Decision Science* examines the field of behavioural 'decision' science and explores a selection of current research topics relevant to personal and managerial decision-making as well as policy-making.
Research Methods for Behavioural Science* covers the main methodological concepts and tools in behavioural science.
Policy Appraisal and Impact Assessment* introduces the main concepts and tools of policy appraisal and project impact assessment.
Philosophy and Public Policy* examines the key moral and political values that are essential for policy-makers.
Goals and Motivation for Individuals and Teams* introduces empirically tested strategies for successful goal setting and goal pursuit at both the individual and group (team level).
Please read the following important information before referring to full details of course options found in the Programme Regulations.
The programme regulations available are for the current academic session and may be subject to change before the beginning of the next academic year. For more information about course availability in the next academic session, please contact the relevant academic department. The School reserves the right at all times to withdraw, suspend or alter particular courses and syllabuses, and to alter the level of fees. Courses are on occasion capped (limited to a maximum number of students) or subject to entry conditions requiring the approval of the course convenor. The School cannot guarantee that places on specific courses will be available.
This MSc will prepare you to seek and/or advance your career in behavioural science in multiple sectors including the public and private and sectors, non-governmental organisations, and academia. Upon graduation you can expect to take on more responsibility or pursue new and expanded opportunities within the behavioural science field.