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Durham University: Behavioural Science

Institution Durham University View institution profile
Department Psychology
Telephone 0191 334 1000
Study type Taught


This MSc course is aimed at UK and international students who are seeking access to cutting-edge behavioural science research, advanced training in quantitative methods, and instruction in the application of behavioural science principles to everyday problems faced within the public, private, and third sectors.

The MSc has been designed to provide you with an understanding of factors that impact behaviour, including the role of ‘nudging’ in behaviour change, and the research and analytical skills to enable an analysis of business problems from a behavioural perspective. It will provide you with a wide range of knowledge (both of a theoretical and a practical nature) and transferable skills including various professional ways of disseminating knowledge.

This course will prove valuable for those intending to enter the public, private, or third sector, including business, charities and government, local authorities and international organisations, by providing you with the tools to apply behavioural principles to problem-solving and decision-making in these domains. It will provide behavioural insights to help individuals build confidence, influence others, think and cooperate inter-culturally, set and achieve goals, negotiate mindfully, and teamwork effectively.

Master of Science - MSc (PG)

Durham University 


A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of inspiring people, a unique and historic setting – a university like no other.

We might be one of England’s oldest universities, but we have a pioneering mindset and an open, inclusive outlook. Choose from over 190 postgraduate degrees, taught by worldleading experts in first-class facilities, and actively benefit from the cutting-edge research taking place right here in the University. Whether you’re looking to connect with international industry and business through your work, or the global academic research community, you’ll have the freedom and facilities …

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