Behavioural Decision Science

Study mode:Part-time Languages: English Duration:12 months
Local:$ 9.83k / 1 Academic year(s) Foreign:$ 17.8k / 1 Academic year(s)  
StudyQA ranking:2984

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

What will you study?

The programme is composed of modules that 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. The course introduces you to applications of judgement and decision-making research in areas such as consumer behaviour, politics, sports, economics and health, providing students with a firm basis in both the theory and practice of cognitive science and decision-making. Accordingly, you will explore a selection of current research topics relevant to individual and managerial decision-making, wellbeing and policy making.

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

Core modules

Optional modules

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.

Applicants will normally have:At least an upper-second class honours degree in social science or science.In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate mathematical competence equivalent to grade C or above at GCSE level.English language requirements All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirements. For this course it is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with 7.0 in Writing. Please make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we'll consider.Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements may be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.Applicants from one of the recognised majority English speaking countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.
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