The programme is designed for students who wish to acquire the skills and knowledge that will enable them to apply psychological principles within the business world. The course will appeal equally to those with a business or psychology background. Graduates are equipped for a variety of careers including human resource practitioners or careers in consultancy and business psychology.
The course includes the following modules:
And an option from:
You will also carry out a project which is a substantial piece of investigative work, normally carried out in an external organisation. Host organisations for MSc projects have included large commercial concerns in both manufacturing and service sectors, a range of consultancies, charities, and in local government and government departments.
Projects are sometimes conducted abroad; past locations include Germany, Greece, Turkey, Malaysia, Kenya, Indonesia, China, India and Taiwan.
Staff who teach on the course include permanent academic staff who have industrial experience and who undertake regular consultancy work, and external psychologists from consultancies, large organisations and other universities. Teaching and learning methods include lectures, workshops, seminars, tutorials and practical sessions. There is an emphasis on putting theory into practice.
The Association of Business Psychologists
Graduates of business psychology courses enter careers in management trainee positions, consultancies or as human resource management practitioners.
Teaching and learning methods include lectures, workshops, seminars and tutorials. There is an emphasis on the development of practical skills.
Staff who teach on the course include permanent academic staff who have industrial experience and who undertake regular consultancy work, and external psychologists both from consultancies and from large organisations.
|Learning, Training and Development||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Leadership, Engagement and Motivation||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Psychological Assessment at Work||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Consulting Skills||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|HRM for Psychologists||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Marketing for Psychologists||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Statistics for Industrial & Work Psychology||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Research & Professional Skills||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Performance Management in the Workplace||15 Credits||Compulsory|
|Wellbeing and Work||15 Credits||Optional|
|Work Design, Organisational Change and Development||15 Credits||Optional|
*Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.
The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.
Minimum of a 2.2 at degree level, but students are expected to have produced work at a 2:1 level, from an appropriate subject – Psychology or Cognitive Science or business or management studies or acceptable equivalents.
If students do not have the above requirements but have at least two years relevant work experience, they will be invited to apply and each case will be considered by the Programme Leader.
English language requirements
All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency. The following qualifications and grades will be considered - GCSE English language grade A-C - IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in any band) Other English language tests are accepted. Please contact the International Office for details.
If you do not have the required level of English for entry, our academic English courses can help you to achieve this level.