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Applied Psychology and Economic Behaviour (MSc)


University of Bath Department of Economics

Full time September MSc 1 year full-time

About the course

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

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Entry Requirements

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.


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