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MSc Behavioural Science

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    12 months full-time

Course Description

The MSc in Behavioural Science is a unique new programme co-run by the Adam Smith Business School and the School of Psychology & Neuroscience. It aims to shape tomorrow’s behavioural scientists through an interdisciplinary programme that combines multiple areas of expertise including Economics, Business, Finance, Psychology and Neuroscience. Students will benefit from new methods, new laboratory facilities and industrial partnerships.

A competitive programme on the study of decision-making, blending methods and research from multiple domains (Economics, Management, Finance, Psychology and Neuroscience).Two tracks will be offered (science and business) which will have a joint foundation path. This will allow consistency across the tracks as well as a tailored and diversified acquisition of skills according to the track chosen as a specialisation.

Theoretical knowledge will be paired with quantitative methods, empirical designs, qualitative applications and market-driven research questions.

 

Entry Requirements

All applications will be assessed by academic staff in the Adam Smith Business School and the School of Psychology & Neuroscience, with reference to the University of Glasgow’s Equality and Diversity Policy. We will consider applications from students with a wide range of backgrounds who can demonstrate their potential to succeed in the programme.

Science track

A UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree or equivalent overseas qualification in Psychology, Neuroscience, Sociology, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics or any subject with a scientific background.

Business track

A UK first-class or 2:1 honours degree or equivalent overseas qualification in Economics, Business, Finance, Management, Marketing, Engineering, Mathematics or Statistics. Applicants who do not have an Economics degree must have successfully completed at least one course on introductory probability and statistics OR Econometrics during their undergraduate studies.

Fees

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Student Destinations

he programme will shape a new generation of highly adaptable behavioural scientists with a range of knowledge and skills (tested on a broad interdisciplinary spectrum of problems and processes).  It will provide graduates with an exceptional learning experience and outstanding career prospects in multiple sectors.

The science track provides students with strong neuro-scientific skills, expertise and horizons, developed in the context of an interdisciplinary-driven research agenda in Behavioural Science. It is appropriate for students who would like to complement or expand scientific knowledge about human behaviour and strengthen their interests in decision-making from different research fields (i.e., Psychology, Economics, Finance, Management, and Business). This track would lay the foundations for a PhD, or a research position within the private or public sector.

The business track will prepare students from different backgrounds for working in or conducting research in/about different sectors across the current market system. It will provide them with the most up-to-date and relevant knowledge and competencies in the realm of decision science for their independent front-loaded concrete applications (e.g., designing economic policy or developing/building business cases). The final goal is to equip students with both general and specialised knowledge to respond to industry/market research questions and requirements in the field of behavioural science. This track will allow after graduation direct careers in both public policy settings and private business.

Module Details

Pre-semester introductory courses
APPLIED MICROECONOMICS (INTRODUCTION)
PREPARATORY COURSE – SCHOOL OF PSYCHOLOGY
Core courses
ECONOMETRICS
INTRODUCTION TO BEHAVIOURAL ECONOMICS
DATA SKILLS FOR REPRODUCIBLE RESEARCH (PGT)
INTRODUCTION TO NEUROSCIENCE
ADVANCED TOPICS IN BEHAVIOURAL ECONOMICS
NEUROSCIENCE OF DECISION MAKING (PGT CONV)
DISSERTATION OR INDUSTRY PROJECT
Optional courses
HEALTH NEUROSCIENCE (PGT CONV)
PSYCHOLOGY OF CLIMATE CHANGE 4H
FROM VISUAL AWARENESS TO FREE WILL (PGT)
EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN & METHODS FOR BEHAVIOURAL SCIENCE
MANAGING DIVERSITY IN ORGANISATIONS
MANAGEMENT SCIENCE FOR BUSINESS DECISION-MAKING
PERCEPTION AND VISUAL COGNITION (PGT CONV)
BEHAVIOURAL ECONOMICS & PERSONAL FINANCE
BEHAVIOURAL FINANCE
NEUROECONOMICS

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