Behavioural Economics, Certificate | University of Warwick | Coventry, United Kingdom
3 days
2150 GBP/full
2150 GBP/full
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In this Behavioural Economics course from the University of Warwick, we will consider the traditional theories and models of economics and analyse how behavioural economics begins to move away from these models, by relaxing traditional assumptions.

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By doing this, behavioural economics looks to explain how agents actually behave in practice and what factors can sometimes explain seemingly irrational behaviour.

The Behavioural Economics course from the University of Warwick will expose students to several major topics in Behavioural Economics and will look to link theory with empirical applications.

We will analyse the role of behavioural economics in the context of both consumer and firm behaviour. In particular, the course will focus on departures from neoclassical preferences and from rational expectations.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of some of the main theoretical and empirical debates in Behavioural Economics.
  • Understand the way in which Behavioural economics has developed and how we can relate it to traditional models of economics.
  • Assess the strengths and weaknesses of different theories of Economic Behaviour.
  • Demonstrate an ability to apply the main concepts to a variety of other economic fields.
  • Construct and substantiate arguments on a variety of topics covered in the module.
  • Present clearly and methodically in their own words, but also using equations and diagrams.

Programme Structure

Some of the topics that will be covered in this course include:

  • Strategic Thinking
  • Reference Dependent Preferences and Loss Aversion.
  • Social Preferences.
  • Hyperbolic Discounting.
  • Naiveté and Self-Control.
  • Happiness and Adaptation.
  • The role of nudging and framing and the impact on consumer behaviour.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 3 days

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Students and those not requiring immigration permissions can apply after the 31st May if our courses are not yet full. 




3 alternative credits

Typical credit: 3-4 credits (US) 7.5 ECTS points (EU)


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This course is open to students who are studying or have previously studied Economics at University level. 
  • You should attach your most recent transcript or provide a screenshot of your modules from your student portal as evidence when you apply. 
  • Students should also meet our standard entry requirements and must be aged 18 or over by the time the Summer School commences and have a good understanding of the English language.

Tuition Fee

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    2150 GBP/full
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  • National

    2150 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2150 GBP for the full programme during 3 days.

Living costs for Coventry

656 - 1057 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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