Behavioural and Data Science at University of Warwick - UCAS

Course summary

Understand the underlying factors driving human behaviour on Behavioural and Data Science MSc. Warwick's Psychology department offers you training in basic psychology, behavioural economics and state of the art methods in data science and analytics. Course overview This course offers training in the foundations of psychology, decision-making, and behavioural economics. It will also develop your understanding of state-of-the-art methods in data science and data analytics, focusing on statistical methods, machine learning, and data visualisation. You will gain an understanding of large-scale patterns in data, with an eye to comprehending the underlying factors driving human behaviour. This can be used to understand economics, politics, history, wellbeing, and many other large-scale patterns at national and international levels. Previous experience in behavioural science is not necessary, but you should have basic programming skills in at least one programming language.


Core modules:

  • Issues in Psychological Science
  • Methods and Analysis in Behavioural Science
  • Foundations of Data Analytics
  • Foundations of Computing
  • Psychological Models of Choice
  • Data Mining
Optional modules Students will be able to choose further optional modules from Psychology and Computer Science lists.

Assessment method

We typically assess modules through a mix of assessment types, which include worksheets, essays, research reports, modelling and data analysis, class tests, exams, and presentations.

Entry requirements

**Minimum requirements** This year we anticipate many applications.As such, we are only able to accept students with a solid quantitative background (2.i in quantitative field with demonstrated experience in maths or programming), students with an extremely strong social science background (First or equivalent), or students who have solid evidence of programming experience and a solid generalist background (2.i in chosen field). The MSc in Behavioural and Data Science is a quantitative degree and students should feel comfortable taking a mathematical approach to their thinking. On the MSc, we cover the use of statistics to make sense of behavioural data (e.g., regression and t-tests). We introduce the R and Matlab programming languages for statistics and mathematical modelling (though we do not assume you have previous experience of these languages). We use maths in psychological and computer science models. Prior experience with Python, R, or Matlab is extremely valuable. Though students do not need to show evidence of this training in their application, but prior experience and/or self training in one of these programming languages is valuable. **English language requirements** You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following: - Band B - IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above. **International qualifications** We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information, please visit the international entry requirements page. **Additional requirements** There are no additional entry requirements for this course.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Behavioural and Data Science at University of Warwick - UCAS