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About

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 through this MSc in Applied Psychology and Economic Behaviour from University of Bath. 

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Overview

This MSc in Applied Psychology and Economic Behaviour from University of Bath  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.

What you'll study

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’ll collaborate to deliver the content, give you exposure to the latest issues and trends, and 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:

  • a deep, interdisciplinary, understanding of the psychological and economic science affecting human factors in decision-making
  • a thorough understanding of the modelling of human decision-making and the ability to integrate psychological science with this to create enriched models of choice behaviour
  • the ability to develop powerfully-predictive behavioural models based on a strong bedrock of theory from both psychology and economics
  • the ability to use models to deliver valid conclusions

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.

Graduate prospects

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.

You could also take your studies further to doctoral level.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Psychological and economic perspectives into decision-making
  • Statistical and mathematical modelling
  • Contemporary issues in the understanding of decision-making
  • Professional skills development

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General 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.
  • We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.
  • If you first language is not English but within the last 2 years you completed your degree in the UK you may be exempt from our English Language requirements.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24600 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11200 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Bath

808 - 1228 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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