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MSc in Psychology of Economic Life

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Programme Code: TMPSECL

Department: Psychological and Behavioural Science

For students starting this programme of study in 2020/21

Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations

Classification scheme for the award of a taught master's degree (four units)
Exam sub-board local rules

Full-year programme. Students are required to take two compulsory courses, optional courses to the value of one unit and a dissertation as shown. Students are also required to take the non-assessed course PB400 Psychological and Behavioural Science.

The Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science has recoded their course codes from PS- to PB- for 2018/19. The majority of courses listed below with a PB- code are not new courses but some may have changed code.

Please note that places are limited on some optional courses. Admission onto any particular course is not guaranteed and may be subject to timetabling constraints and/or students meeting specific prerequisite requirements.


Course number, title (unit value)

Paper 1

PB403 Psychology of Economic Life (1.0)

Paper 2

Students may opt to take PB414 instead of PB411 where they can demonstrate prior experience on quantitative techniques up to and including the topics covered in MY465


PB411 Methods for Social Psychology Research: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods (1.0) or


PB414 Advanced Methods for Social Psychology Research: Qualitative and Quantitative Methods (1.0)

Paper 3

Courses to the value of 1.0 unit(s) from the following:


PB415 Behavioural Science (0.5)  (not available 2020/21)


PB416 Cognition and Culture (0.5)  (not available 2020/21)


PB417 Consumer Psychology (0.5)


PB418 Corporate Communications (0.5)


PB419 Creativity and Innovation (0.5) #  (not available 2020/21)


PB420 Current Communication Research (0.5) #  (not available 2020/21)


PB421 Happiness (0.5)


PB422 Health Communication (0.5)


PB424 Organisational Life (0.5)  (not available 2020/21)


PB425 Organisations, Groups and Identity (0.5) #


PB426 Knowledge Processes in Organisations (0.5)  (not available 2020/21)


PB427 Organisational and Social Decision Making (0.5)  (not available 2020/21)


PB428 Political Psychology: Inequality & Intergroup Relations (0.5)


PB429 Science Communication and Controversies (0.5)  (not available 2020/21)


PB430 Social Influence (0.5) #  (not available 2020/21)


PB431 Social Psychology of Economic Life: Advanced Topics (0.5)


PB432 Social Representations: Social Knowledge and Contemporary Issues (0.5)


PB433 Theory and Practice of Organisational Development (0.5)


PB434 Behavioural Science in an Age of New Technology (0.5)


PB452 Behavioural Science for Health in the Time of a Pandemic (0.5) #


PB457 Organisational Culture (0.5)


PB458 Dialogue: Conflict & Negotiation (0.5)


A course from another programme (subject to the approval of the Candidate's Programme Director)

Paper 4

PB410 Dissertation (1.0) A


A : Failures in this course cannot be condoned. A bad fail is defined as a mark less than 29%.

# means there may be prerequisites for this course. Please view the course guide for more information.

Note for prospective students:
For changes to graduate course and programme information for the next academic session, please see the graduate summary page for prospective students. Changes to course and programme information for future academic sessions can be found on the graduate summary page for future students.