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MSc - Master of Science
Applied Psychology Behavioural Psychology
Explore the interesting intersection of psychology and economics. You’ll gain a deep, well-rounded understanding of human behaviour and learn how to predict it.
This MSc enables you to delve deeply into the two inter-related disciplines of psychology and economics, in order to better explore, understand and predict the decisions people make.
Combining economic modelling with what psychology can tell us about individual behaviour and emotions you’ll learn to create highly accurate models for predicting human behaviour, which can then be used to empower behaviour change at both a micro and macro level.
This course is ideal if you are seeking to work in any area where understanding human decision-making is critical. This ranges from industry and healthcare, to developing new technologies or policies, and beyond.
The course has been designed from an interdisciplinary perspective, bringing together specialist teaching and expertise from both the Department of Psychology and Department of Economics.
You’ll work with research-active staff who will collaborate to deliver the content, give you exposure to the latest issues and trends, provide links with employers, and ensure you gain the interdisciplinary insights that will set you apart in the jobs market.
You will leave this course with:
This course is highly relevant if you have an economics or psychology background, or come from a background where modelling or understanding human behaviour is a key component, such as engineering or sociology.
There is demand for graduates with interdisciplinary knowledge and skills. You could take your skills into government, banking or finance, healthcare, the third sector, economic regulation, human resources or executive management.
For this course (per year)
For this course (per year)
You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above; To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in an appropriate subject such as psychology or economics, another social science or business-related discipline (business administration, finance, accounting, international trade, banking, financial management, public finance, politics) or another subject which included a significant economics or modelling component (physics or engineering); You must demonstrate basic quantitative skills, acquired through modules such as microeconomics, mathematics or statistics; We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.
The University of Bath is one of the UK’s most prestigious institutions, ranking top 10 in the Complete University Guide 2023. The university is known for excellence in teaching and research, a welcoming community, and for providing students with outstanding preparation for the workplace. Bath fosters an inclusive and supportive learning community, comprised of students from all over the world. There are more than 145 countries represented in...more