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- 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.
Applied Psychology and Economic BehaviourUniversity of Bath
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Location: University of Bath
Study mode full-time
Start Date: 2020/09/01
Duration: 12 months
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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 policies, and beyond.The course has been designed from a truly 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:
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.
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When attending the university from outside the UK, there is a variety of help and assistance available to students. This starts from the application process and goes right through the time spent at the university. There is practical help including how to accept the offer to attend the university and organising legal paperwork such as visas and immigration papers. There is also help with English language skills for those who donâ€™t speak the language and an international induction program to assist with integration within the city and area. There is even help with accommodation eligibility and student funding where needed as well as an airport collection service. The Student Union is recognised as one of the top organisations of its kind in the country and runs over 100 clubs from sports to arts, cultural and interest to faith societies. Notable among these are the Bath RAG, which raises money for local charities; the Arts Society that includes theatre, musicals, dance and other performance arts and three student media outlets. Sport plays a very important part of student life at the university and the sports are organised by TeamBath. It has one of the best sports facilities in the UK spread over three locations with two on Claverton Down and the third a few miles away in Combe Down. Facilities rank from fitness suites, squash courts, athletics tracks, basketball and badminton courts as well as centres for sports medicine and science.