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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.


Accredited by the Association for Business Psychology (ABP), this course is aimed at those interested in how psychology can influence and assist the practice of managing, leading and motivating people within the workplace.

Part time 2-5 years
£13,350 GBP (Total tuition fee)
£1,112.50 GBP (Price per program)
10 programs
Start date
Sep 2018

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. English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS of 6.5 overall. (For EU and International students)

What are the learning outcomes?

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 (i.e., psychological literatures).

• 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

Assessing People in the Workplace24 Sep 2018
Individual Differences at Work24 Sep 2018
Consumer PsychologyTo be announced
Leadership, Power and InfluenceTo be announced
Engagement and MotivationTo be announced
Work and WellbeingTo be announced
Project Planning and Research SkillsTo be announced
Global Professional Development - ConsultancyTo be announced
Learning, Training and DevelopmentTo be announced
Literature Review and Business PlanTo be announced

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  • Get full access to the university library, online resources and support

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