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Kingston University: Behavioural Decision Science

Institution Kingston University View institution profile
Department Psychology, Criminology and Sociology
Telephone 02033089932
Study type Taught


Reasons to choose Kingston – Specialist facilities including eye-tracking equipment, a behavioural lab, online research tools and software, an observation suite, and neuropsychological test apparatus. – Lectures delivered by highly-regarded researchers in the fields of decision-making, thinking and risk. – Opportunity to undertake a work or research placement project, allowing you to directly apply the knowledge you gain.

About this course Behavioural decision science applies psychological insights into human behaviour to explain how, when, and why people make decisions.

This course examines the application of psychology, behavioural science and behavioural economics to policy, intervention and behaviour change in areas such as health, finance, sustainability, sports, economics, politics and consumer behaviour.

You will gain a firm basis in the theory and practice of cognitive science and decision-making, exploring research relevant to decision-making, wellbeing and policy-making.

Example modules – Applications of Behavioural Decision Science – The Psychology of Thinking, Judgement and Decision-Making – Applications of Psychological Research

Career opportunities Graduates work as behavioural scientists, user research executives, behavioural insight consultants, education managers, and research consultants, for organisations such as Simply Business, The Honeycomb Works, BPI Music, Sports England, BP and Lloyds Banking Group as well as other non-profit organisations, local government organisations, and higher education institutions.


Kingston University


A vibrant, modern and supportive University based across four campuses, Kingston offers a wide range of postgraduate taught and research degrees. It offers people from all backgrounds and countries (148 at the last count) the opportunity to make a difference – not only to their own lives, but also to the world around them.

You’ll earn a postgraduate degree with a difference via 118 years of teaching excellence.  We will help you to achieve your career goals by putting your academic knowledge into practice, gaining the problem-solving skills and flexibility you need to adapt to the changing …

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