MSc Behavioural Decision Science

Kingston University London

Program Description

MSc Behavioural Decision Science

Kingston University London

Choose Kingston's Behavioural Decision Science MSc

This course explores recent developments in theories of behavioural decision-making science. It will enable you to critically examine theories of judgement and decision-making motivated by research in memory, perception, categorisation, reasoning, social psychology, economics, political and management sciences. The career-focused modules are designed to build on your workplace skills and develop new skills.

  • This course will enable you to develop the skills to evaluate research findings and to relate these findings to practical applications and solutions. It facilitates and encourages interaction between theory, policy and practice in relation to people's judgements and choices in politics, business, retail, health, leisure and sport.
  • You will benefit from regular public lectures organised by the Group for Decision, Thinking and Risk and delivered by internationally recognised researchers in the fields of decision-making, thinking and risk. In addition, you can attend weekly departmental research seminars, where international scholars and staff members present recent research findings.

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What will you study?

You will cover recent developments in normative, descriptive and experience-based theories of choice, as well as the impact of experience and expertise on judgements and choice. You will be introduced to applications of judgement and decision-making research in areas such as consumer behaviour, politics, sports, economics and health, providing a firm basis in both the theory and practice of cognitive science and decision-making. You will also explore a selection of current research topics relevant to individual and managerial decision-making, wellbeing and policy-making.

Assessment

Assessment methods include essays, in-class tests, unseen examinations, laboratory reports and a dissertation.

Course structure

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

Core modules

  • Applications of Behavioural Decision Science
  • Psychology Dissertation
  • Research Design and Analysis
  • The Psychology of Thinking, Judgement and Decision-Making
  • Applications of Psychological Research
  • The Psychology of Health and Well Being

Optional modules to be confirmed.

Learn a language

You will have the opportunity to study a foreign language, free of charge, during your time at the University as part of the Kingston Language Scheme. Options currently include: Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

Cost & Fees

Home and European Union 2016/17

  • MSc full time £6,300
  • MSc part time £3,465

Overseas (not EU) 2016/17

  • MSc full time £13,300
  • MSc part time £7,315
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated January 28, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
1 - 2 years
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
6,300 GBP
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Locations
United Kingdom - Kingston upon Thames, England
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Sept. 2019
United Kingdom - Kingston upon Thames, England
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