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Behavioural Decision Science, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #591 (QS) London, United Kingdom
The Behavioural Decision Science course at Kingston University explores theories of behavioural decision-making science. It will enable you to critically examine theories of judgement and decision-making motivated by research in memory, perception, categorisation, reasoning, social psychology, economics, political and management sciences. 

Overview

Key features:

  • The Behavioural Decision Science course at Kingston University will enable you to develop the skills to evaluate research findings and to relate these findings to practical applications and solutions.
  • It facilitates and encourages interaction between theory, policy and practice in relation to people's judgements and choices in politics, business, retail, health, leisure and sport.
  • You will benefit from regular public lectures delivered by internationally recognised researchers in the fields of decision-making, thinking and risk. In addition, you can attend weekly departmental research seminars, where recent research findings are presented and discussed.

What will you study?

You will cover recent developments in normative, descriptive and experience-based theories of choice, as well as the impact of experience and expertise on judgements and choice. You will be introduced to applications of judgement and decision-making research in areas such as consumer behaviour, politics, sports, economics and health, providing a firm basis in both the theory and practice of cognitive science and decision-making. You will also explore a selection of current research topics relevant to individual and managerial decision-making, wellbeing and policy-making.

Where this course will take you

Graduates from the Behavioural Decision Science MSc will develop research and practical skills essential for careers in health and wellbeing sectors, not-for profit organisations and public sector, commercial sector (such as banks, pension and insurance companies), in addition to professional/managerial jobs and entrepreneurship.

Programme Structure

Modules included:

  • Applications of Behavioural Decision Science
  • Applications of Psychological Research
  • Psychology Dissertation
  • Research Design and Analysis
  • The Psychology of Thinking, Judgement and Decision-Making

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Please note: there is no official deadline for applications, but we recommend that you apply by June for September entry and by October for January entry.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Applicants will normally have an upper-second class degree or above, or equivalent in social science, business, or science. Applicants with a lower-second class degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline that have suitable professional/research experience, and/or other relevant qualifications will be considered. 
  • In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate mathematical competence equivalent to grade C or above at GCSE level.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Home and European Union:
  • MSc part time: £4400
Overseas (not EU):
  • MSc part time: £7975

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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