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.
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.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.