MSc Applied Psychology and Economic Behaviour – scholarships and bursaries available to those eligible

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This master’s course enables you to delve into the intersection between the disciplines of psychology and economics, providing you with the opportunity to develop a cross-disciplinary perspective of human decision-making. You’ll be immersed in an academic setting that brings together specialist teaching and expertise from both our Department of Psychology and Department of Economics.

By combining economic modelling with what psychology can tell us about individuals’ behaviour and emotions, you’ll learn how to create highly accurate tools or models for predicting human behaviour. These models can be used in a range of contexts to empower behaviour change at both a micro and macro level.

This course is highly relevant if you have a background in economics or psychology; or come from a background where modelling or understanding human behaviour is a key component, such as engineering or sociology.

Gain important career skills

On successful completion of this course, you will have gained:

  • an interdisciplinary understanding of the psychological and economic science that impacts human factors in decision-making
  • the skills to independently run, and appropriately analyse, data from studies into human decision-making
  • the ability to develop powerfully predictive behavioural models based on a strong foundation of theory from both psychology and economics
  • a deep understanding of the breadth of impact that behavioural economics can have on business, academic and societal factors

You’ll have access to some of the latest industry-standard statistical, mathematical and econometric software. This will allow you to access up-to-the-minute data on real-world trends to enhance your learning experience.

You will also benefit from the Department of Psychology’s range of research facilities. These include:

Graduate prospects

This course is designed to prepare you for a variety of roles in government, research, banking, finance, healthcare, the third sector, economic regulation, human resources, or executive management.

You’ll also develop skills and experience that will prepare you to continue your studies at a doctoral level.

Recent graduates have progressed to jobs around the world, including:

  • Research Advisor at The Behavioural Insights Team (UK)
  • Senior Research Executive at Kantar Public (UK)
  • Marketing Specialist at Supreva (UK)
  • Head of Behavioural Innovation at Cowry Consulting (UK)
  • Data Engineer at Kubrick Group (UK)
  • Strategy Manager at UK Markets and Regulation (UK)
  • Senior Consultant bei Allianz Consulting (Germany)
  • Market Intelligence Analyst (US)

Scholarships and bursaries

You could be considered for a bursary or scholarship to help you study at Bath.

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Who is eligible to apply?

UK, EU and International students

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