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Data analysis is not everything. You must understand what makes consumers tick.

Professor Agata Gąsiorowska, psychologist, specializing in economic psychology

Economic Psychology
Double Degree, 2-year program

  • Level: Graduate (Master's Degree)
  • Mode: Full-time
  • Language of instruction: English

Program

Our two-year, double degree program, offered in cooperation with Tilburg University in the Netherlands, has been designed to provide high quality international education and practical training in the field of economic psychology.

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The combination of data analysis and psychological knowledge makes our program unique in the world, as the majority of similar programs focus either on one aspect or the other. Over the course of the program students learn to apply economic and psychological reasoning to the process of analysis to better understand consumer, consumption and financial behaviors.

Our teaching staff includes world renowned experts in economic and social psychology. For example, during their studies at the Wrocław Faculty of Psychology, students have an opportunity to learn from Professor Tomasz Zaleśkiewicz, Professor Dariusz Doliński, Associate Professor Agata Gąsiorowska, Associate Professor Katarzyna Byrka and Associate Professor Tomasz Grzyb. In Tilburg, students have a chance to attend classes led by Christoph Kogler, Ph.D., Terri Seuntjens, Ph.D., Rob Nelissen, Ph.D., and Anthony Evans, Ph.D..

During the first year, students study at SWPS University in Wrocław, Poland and move to Tilburg University in the Netherlands for their second year. After a successful completion of the program, students gain two Master’s degree diplomas, one from each institution.

Candidate

Our double degree master program in Economic Psychology is directed to students who have already completed undergraduate programs in psychology, economics or related disciplines in the area of social sciences.

Requirements:

Students are accepted to the program based on their academic performance, motivation and language skills. The requirements for the double diploma program are as follows:

  • proven interest in the field of applied social psychology – to be verified by the admissions committee
  • demonstrated English language proficiency (C1 CEFR), supported by TOEFL certificate (minimum 577 paper-based / 90 internet-based), IELTS (minimum 6.5 overall, no part less than 6.0), Cambridge Proficiency or Cambridge Advanced Certificates (A-B-C)
  • motivational letter showing candidate’s interest and the drive to study economic psychology
  • adequate knowledge of research methods and techniques, prior to entering the second year of the Master’s program.

Career Prospects

Thanks to their theoretical and practical knowledge gained during the dual-diploma studies, graduates can pursue successful careers as consultants in the consumer products industry, financial institutions and in market research institutes.

Meet us online

May 22, 2019 - Study in Poland at SWPS University - Q&A - online meeting
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First year in Wrocław, Poland

Wrocław is located in the center of the Lower Silesia region and is the largest city in western Poland. It has been classified as a global city of high sufficiency and standard of living by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC) and has been recognized as the fastest growing business center in Poland by the Mercer Agency in its Best Cities to Live In ranking. Wrocław is located approximately 300 kms from Dresden, Prague and Kraków, making it a great starting point for exploring Central Europe.

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Second year in Tilburg, the Netherlands

Tilburg is the seventh largest city in the Netherlands. With a student population of over 29,000, it is one of the Netherlands’ principal education centers. The city offers a thrivingcafé and restaurant culture, sports facilities, cinemas, and concert halls for popular and classical music and a great collection of contemporary art at the De Pont Museum. Tilburg is located a short train ride from Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Utrecht or The Hague and a short flight away from Paris and London, thanks to its convenient location near Schiphol Amsterdam Airport, Zaventem Brussels Airport and Eindhoven Airport.

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Why is it benefical to opt for a double degree?

  • Become an expert in economic behavior, consumer psychology and data analysis to make better marketing, financial, and communication decisions.
  • Earn two diplomas, from two of Europe’s leading universities in the field of psychology.
  • Complete the first year of studies at SWPS University, which is Poland’s leading teaching and research center in the field of psychology.
  • Complete the second year of studies year at Tilburg University, which has been ranked 10th in Europe in Psychology, by Times Higher Education Subject Ranking 2019.
  • Study in two countries, meet people from all over the world, and gain international experience.

Why study Economic Psychology?

  • The program has been designed to provide high quality international education and practical training in the field of economic psychology.
  • The combination of data analysis and psychological knowledge makes our program unique in the world. The majority of similar programs focus either on one field or the other.
  • The teaching staff includes world-renowned experts in economic and social psychology.
  • 70% of alumni find employment within 6 months of graduation and earn on average, € 2,051 gross, per month.
  • Graduates go on to successful careers in academia, economic psychology, consumer behavior, marketing, communication, policy, consulting, or research, at companies such asPhilips, GfK, Accenture, Rabobank, Bol.com, Nationale Nederlanden, Unilever, KPN, Blauw Research, Interpolis as well as research universities and schools of applied sciences.


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Application Step By Step

  1. Fill in and submit the online application form with the required documents
  2. Pay the application fee
  3. Send the required documents to the Admissions Office
  4. Wait for SWPS University to verify your documents
  5. Pay the tuition fee
  6. Wait for the Acceptance Letter
  7. Upon your arrival in Poland, submit original documents to the Admissions Office
  8. During the first semester, submit the Nostrification of your diploma (if applicable)
 

If you wish to receive information about new programs of study and application dates, please provide your contact information.

2019-2020 Tuition Fee
First year in Wrocław, Poland (EEA and non-EEA students)
10 instalments 530 EUR
2 instalments 2,600 EUR
1 instalment 5,000 EUR
Fee for 3 best students with Bachelor degrees from Tilburg University  3,500 EUR
2020-2021 Tuition Fee
Second year in Tilburg, Netherlands
EEA students  - 1 instalment  2,060 EUR
Non-EEA students - 1 instalment 14,600 EUR
Fee for 2 best non-EEA students, who achieve highest grades during 1st year 2,060 EUR

Admissions Office

  • admissions@swps.edu.pl
  • +48 22 517 99 61
  • Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8.00-16.00 Tuesday, Thursday: 8:00 - 18:00
  • SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
    Chodakowska 19/31, 03-815 Warsaw, Poland

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