Master in Economic Psychology

Tilburg University

Program Description

Master in Economic Psychology

Tilburg University

Master in Economic Psychology

The track Economic Psychology is embedded in the Master's program Social Psychology. Economic Psychology studies the psychological mechanisms that underlie consumption and other economic behaviors. It is an area where psychology and economics intersect. It deals with economic preferences, choices, decisions, and factors influencing these, as well as the consequences of economic decisions.

Program

In our program, you learn about economic and psychological reasoning and theories and how to apply them in order to understand decisions and motivation behind consumption and other economic behavior in daily life.

  • You develop an understanding of the basic principles of the psychology of economic behavior and, as such, our graduates become experts on consumer behavior, financial behavior, negotiation and bargaining. The focus of the program is on basic theories of economic behavior, basic theories of consumer behavior, and more specific courses on marketing and money.
  • Our core curriculum focuses on the integration of psychological and economic theories and practice, consisting of four unique courses is a minimum to ensure this and to prepare you for a career in which you will collaborate with economists, marketers and business researchers.
  • In your second semester you will learn to integrate and apply the knowledge and skills acquired during your coursework (thesis and internship).

Our program provides you with comprehensive in-depth knowledge and excellent skills in economic psychology, enabling you to work independently at a professional level in a relevant field.

Courses

Economic Psychology consist of 60 Credits (ECTS), equivalent to 1,680 hours of study, divided into four units. The last two units are reserved entirely for writing your Master's Thesis and doing an internship or an in-depth course. The program for the academic year 2014-2015 consists of the following courses:

Unit 1

    <li></li> <li>Advanced Consumer Science</li> <li>Individual Research Proposal</li> <li>The Psychology of Economics</li>

    Unit 2

    • Individual Research Proposal
    • Money and Financial Behavior
    • Psychology and Marketing

    Unit 3

    • Master's Thesis Economic Psychology
    • Internship or In Depth Module or The Psychology of Negotiation

    Unit 4

    • Master's Thesis Economic Psychology

    Career Perspective

    With an MSc in Social Psychology, you can work in positions at an academic level in research, communication, policy, consulting, human development and organization development in private, semi-private or governmental organizations. With this MSc, you are able to conduct theoretical and applied research to advance scientific knowledge in the areas of social, economic and work and organizational psychology. You are also able to contribute to many applied fields, because you will be able to develop tools and interventions to solve practical problems in the areas of social, economic and work and organizational psychology and to research the effectiveness thereof.

    This school offers programs in:
    • English


    Last updated July 27, 2016
    Duration & Price
    This course is Campus based
    Start Date
    Start date
    Aug. 2018
    Aug. 2017
    Duration
    Duration
    1 year
    Full time
    Price
    Price
    Free
    Information
    Deadline
    July 1, 2018
    1st of April for non-EEA citizens / 1st of July for EEA citizens.
    Start date Aug. 2018
    Place
    Netherlands Tilburg
    Application deadline July 1, 2018
    1st of April for non-EEA citizens / 1st of July for EEA citizens.
    End date July 24, 2019
    Duration 1 year
    Price Free
    2044 EEA, 14500 non-EEA
    Start date Aug. 2017
    Place
    Netherlands Tilburg
    Application deadline July 1, 2017
    April 1 for non-EEA students, July 1 for EEA students
    End date July 24, 2018
    Duration 1 year
    Price Free
    2044 EEA, 14500 non-EEA