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MSc Business and Organisational Psychology

Develop the skills, experience and confidence to apply a range of psychological principles to business, ranging from perception and learning, to social dynamics and research methods.

Understand theory and develop practical skills to apply psychology to business.

Explore how to apply psychology in a business setting.

This degree will cover consumer behaviour, employee engagement and the impact of globalisation on organisational behaviour. Focusing on the application of psychological principles, it is designed for both professionals and those without a background in psychology.

You will get the opportunity to develop skills in managing human behaviour and learn how to promote well-being in a business and organisational context.

Masters

Accredited by the Association for Business Psychology (ABP), this degree is aimed at those interested in how psychology can influence and assist the practice of managing, leading and motivating people within the workplace.
Duration
Part time 2-5 years
Price
£13,350 GBP (total tuition fee)
£1,112.50 GBP (price per program)
Overview
10 programs
Start dates
21 Jan 2019

What do I need to apply?

The criteria for entry are: an Honours degree in a relevant subject (e.g. psychology, business, social science or science); or a lower/upper second or first class award.

Applicants who do not meet one or both of the two criteria above but have relevant experience will also be considered for entry on an individual basis.

For EU and international students with English as a foreign language: this degree requires IELTS of 6.5 overall.

What are the learning outcomes?

As a student of this accredited degree, you will be entitled to become a member of the Association for Business Psychology (ABP) and gain access to discounts on the price of attending the annual conference as well as other ABP events.

A student who successfully completes the degree will have achieved the following learning outcomes.

• A comprehensive knowledge and understanding of how psychology can be applied to business, including research and theory in the areas of wellbeing, psychological assessment, learning, training, development, leadership, engagement, motivation, consumer behaviour, marketing and advertising.

• A critical understanding of how psychology can be applied to global, real world questions, situations, and contexts for the benefit of individuals, teams and organisations.

• Experiences to develop the skills and confidence needed to apply psychological principles in a real world business environment.

• A critical understanding of themselves as practitioners, psychology as a science, and the way psychology can be applied in the workplace.

• A critical understanding of psychological research paradigms, research methods, data analyses, theories and knowledge-generation.

• A critical approach to the identification, analysis, evaluation, and application of psychological research evidence and theory ie psychological literature.

• A range of transferable skills including, but not necessarily limited to, working independently and within teams, numerical and reasoning skills, digital literacy, communicating effectively in a variety of media to different audiences with scientific argument and sensitivity, and appropriate self-management strategies to organise time and workloads.

• A range of subject-specific skills surrounding critical evaluation, professional and ethical conduct, consultancy and evidence-based practice.

• To demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the principles of consultancy and the theories and practices found in leadership.

Programs on this degree

ProgramDate
Assessing People in the WorkplaceAvailable now
Individual Differences at WorkAvailable now
Consumer Psychology
Leadership, Power and Influence
Engagement and Motivation
Work and Wellbeing
Project Planning and Research Skills
Learning, Training and Development
Literature Review and Business Plan
Global Professional Development - Consultancy

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