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MSc Applied Psychology and Economic Behaviour

MSc Applied Psychology and Economic Behaviour at the University of Bath

Explore the intersection between psychology and economics with our new MSc Applied Psychology and Economic Behaviour

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.

Graduates with this level of interdisciplinary knowledge and skills are in high demand among employers, so you will be well placed to gain work in any field where a deep understanding of human behaviour is critical.

You could take your skills into government, banking or finance, healthcare, the third sector, economic regulation, human resources or executive management. You could also take your studies further to doctoral level.

Find out more about MSc Applied Psychology and Economic Behaviour

Benefits

This course offers you:

  • insight into the stimulating intersection of psychology and economics
  • a deep, well-rounded understanding of human decision-making
  • the opportunity to combine economic modelling with what psychology can tell us about individual decision-making and emotions
  • the chance to develop powerfully-predictive behavioural models based on a strong bedrock of theory from both psychology and economics

About us

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.

The Department of Psychology retains real strength in the breadth of methodological approaches, including diverse quantitative and qualitative methods, which make us distinctive in our research and teaching.

Our research in the Department of Economics has a widespread impact on society including contributions to large scale international projects.

Get in touch

You can find out more information about this course and studying at Bath on our website, or email [email protected] if you have any questions.



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