UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

A new postgraduate degree in behaviour change drawing on multidisciplinary scholarship and its application. This innovative programme is centred around the systematic application of behaviour change theory and methods to design, implement and evaluate interventions. This approach equips students to work in this emerging and exciting field to address global problems. This cross-disciplinary MSc programme will equip students with the ability to critically appraise theories, methods and evidence for understanding behaviour and behaviour change in a range of contexts; train students in the design, implementation and evaluation of behaviour change interventions; enable students to support the translation of evidence into practice across disciplines and sectors. Students graduating from this programme will be equipped with a broad set of skills that can be applied to many different careers. Market research has shown there is a large demand for behaviour change expertise across the private, public and voluntary sectors and in roles relating to policy, practice and research. Graduate careers benefiting from this degree include policy officers, researchers and research managers, IT developers and user experience designers, human resource managers, health consultants, urban and transport planners. The range of modules available creates a unique opportunity for students to tailor their degree to their specific interests and career aspirations.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £10,440 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £10,440 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £25,150 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £5,210 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £5,210 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £12,510 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have a minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree in a related area (for example, psychology, social sciences, health sciences, behavioural sciences, economics) or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard; relevant practical or research experience with a behaviour change focus (through paid or voluntary work) is also required if the first degree is in a non-related area. Normally the first degree also includes quantitative expertise - statistics or mathematics - because of the statistical components of the programme.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have: IELTS overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests; overall score of 100 with 24/30 in reading and writing and 20/30 in speaking and listening in Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT; overall score of 185 with 176 in all subtests in Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English; overall score of 185 with 176 in all subtests in Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English; pass at Mastery level when achieved with a pass at Mastery level in the Pitman International Spoken test (ISESOL) in City & Guilds (Pitman Examination in International ESOL); 69 overall, with a minimum of 59 in each Communicative Skill in Pearson Test of English (Academic); successful completion of ISE III with a ?merit? in all components; overall mark of 70%, with at least 65% in each of the four subtests in UCL Diploma in English for Academic Purposes; overall mark of 70% with at least 65% in each of the four elements of the examination in UCL International Pre-Master's Courses; mark of 70%, with at least 65% in each of the subtests in UCL Pre-sessional English Courses.
  • IELTS score: 7
  • TOEFL score: 100