University of Bath: Applied Psychology and Economic Behaviour

InstitutionUniversity of Bath View institution profile
Department Psychology View department profile
Web https://www.bath.ac.uk/departments/faculty-of-humanities-social-sciences
Email pgtadmissions@bath.ac.uk
Telephone +44 1225 38 5115
Study type Taught

Summary

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**:

- 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**
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.

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The University of Bath
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

 

In the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences at the University of Bath we understand the importance of social sciences. Social scientists are involved in solving the world’s biggest problems and can improve the societies we live in.

Our Faculty includes six departments:

By studying and researching with us you’ll be welcomed into a multidisciplinary, diverse academic community and a strong environment to pursue your masters or research degree.

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