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  Applied Psychology and Economic Behaviour

University of Bath    Department of Psychology

Full time September MSc 1 year
Economics (10) Psychology (31)

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Unleash your potential with our Master's in Applied Psychology and Economic Behaviour. This programme offers a unique blend of psychology and economics, equipping you with a profound understanding of human decision-making. By merging economic modelling with psychological insights, you'll master the art of predicting behaviour accurately. Our interdisciplinary approach ensures you develop highly sought-after skills to drive behaviour change on both individual and societal levels. Taught by industry experts, you'll have access to cutting-edge facilities, including state-of-the-art software and research labs. Upon completion, you'll possess the ability to independently conduct data analysis, create predictive behavioural models, and understand the profound impact of behavioural economics. With limited student numbers, you'll benefit from a supportive learning environment and extensive career opportunities in various sectors globally. If you hold a bachelor's degree in psychology, economics, social sciences, or related fields with a strong economics component, this programme is your gateway to a successful career in government, finance, research, and more. Join us and elevate your understanding of human decision-making to new heights.

About the course

Explore the intersection between psychology and economics. You’ll gain a well-rounded understanding of human decision-making and learn how to predict it.

This master’s course enables you to delve into the intersection between the disciplines of psychology and economics, providing you with the opportunity to develop a cross-disciplinary perspective of human decision-making.

By combining economic modelling with what psychology can tell us about individuals’ behaviour and emotions, you’ll learn how to create highly accurate tools or models for predicting human behaviour. These models can be used in a range of contexts to empower behaviour change at both a micro and macro level.

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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.

For a full list of entry requirements, please view our website.

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