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Executive MSc Behavioural Science

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 this emerging and exciting 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 teaching sessions
  • 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 a passion for behavioural science.

When applying you will be required to submit one academic and one professional reference. If you graduated from your most recent academic study before January 2011 and no academic references are available, you may supply two professional references.

Programme details

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 of interactive lectures and seminars at LSE. In between teaching sessions you complete various assessments, such as essays and take-home exams. You will have access to online support from faculty during these periods.

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. 

Compulsory courses

(* half unit)

You can find the most up-to-date list of optional courses for Executive MSc Behavioural Science in the Programme Regulations section of the current School Calendar.

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Graduate destinations 

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.


Application code: C8U9

Start date: September 2016

Duration: Taught over 16 months in modular blocks

Intake/applications in 2014: 33/52

Minimum entry requirement:  Bachelor’s degree (UK 2:1 or international equivalent) and three years’ relevant work experience

English requirement: Standard (see English language requirements)

GRE/GMAT requirement: None

Fee level: £24,336

Financial support: This programme is not eligible for LSE financial support

Application deadline: None – rolling admissions

Note: The programme fee does not include accommodation costs, travel expenses or any additional expenses incurred while studying at LSE. The LSE Accommodation Office can offer advice for students looking for accommodation. Students will have full access to the Library and electronic resources available to all LSE students including an email address