Taught course

Consumer Psychology

Institution
Anglia Ruskin University · Faculty of Science and Engineering
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Minimum classification of 2.2 in BA or BSc Psychology with Graduate Basis for Recognition (GBR) for the British Psychology Society (BPS) or 2.1 or above in non-accredited BA or BSc psychology related. Graduates from other disciplines (e.g. undergraduate degrees in Marketing, Advertising or Business) whose degrees contain at least one module of taught statistics, mathematics and/or research methods and have a 2.1 or above can also apply.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This is your chance to gain an advanced understanding of consumer psychology. Put yourself at the forefront of the discipline by joining one of the few European MScs offered in this area. Understanding the consumer lies at the heart of many businesses, so upon graduation you'll be well placed to provide expertise to take companies forward.

Through five modules you will learn about Consumer Psychology. We are proud that the teaching team includes renowned academics and our psychology research has been classified as world-leading and internationally excellent in the Government’s 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF). You will be taught the workings of the consumer mind in order to explain why humans respond to different types of consumer stimuli. Specifically you will learn about what captures consumers attention, how their perception may be altered by different types of design element as well as factors that affect the consumer decision-making process.

You will also be taught social-psychological aspects of consumers’ functioning such as social influence tactics used in sales, persuasion and advertising alongside the role of consumer’s personality and identity. Furthermore, you will learn about the most commonly used statistical techniques as well as the theoretical and practical complexities of conducting psychologically based consumer research. You will be able to put your research skills into practice as you structure and execute your own piece of research.

Modules

  • Issues in Scientific Research
  • Applied Consumer Psychology
  • Quantitive Research Methods
  • Consumer Analysis
  • Psychology Dissertation

Information for international students

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.

Fees and funding

For more details about fees, fundings and scholarships please visit the university website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    28-33 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12-15 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    Graduates of this course might typically work in many job industries such as marketing, PR, advertising and consumer research, marketing research and product development. This course is not commonly taught in the UK giving students a distinctive edge in a competitive job market.

Course contact details

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Admissions Customer Service
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