About the course

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:

  • Psychological Assessment at Work
  • Learning, Training and Development
  • Research and Professional Skills
  • Well-being at work
  • Human Resource Management for psychologists
  • Strategic Management for psychologists
  • Marketing for psychologists
  • Consulting Skills

And an option from:

  •                 Work Design, Organisational Change and Development
  •                 Leadership, Engagement and Motivation

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.

Fact sheets 2019 Course fact sheet 1 MSc Business Psychology
Programme specifications 2019 Programme specification 1 MSc Business Psychology

Why choose this course?

  • Accredited by the Association of Business Psychologists
  • This programme provides many of the professional skills and competencies needed to apply psychology in the workplace.
  • At a recent review the course was commended for the helpful and supportive staff; the applied nature of many of the assessment tasks most notably the project and delivery by staff who are involved in cutting edge research and the ‘contemporary practice’ of Industrial and Work Psychology.
  • Students will not only have access to the knowledge and skills base from our Department of Psychology, but also gain insight and expertise from the University's Business School
  • One of the largest psychology departments in the country
  • Our staff are actively engaged in significant research which is reflected by our excellent, Grade 4 rating in the Higher Education Funding Council's last Research Assessment Exercise. See a list of our Psychology staff here.
  • Well equipped laboratories with excellent computing facilities
  • We were awarded a Teaching Quality rating of "excellent" (23 out of 24) in our subject review.
  • A vibrant research seminar series- contributed to by leading academics from across the country

View course leaflet for Business Psychology MSc

Professional Accreditations

The Association of Business Psychologists

Course details

Careers

Graduates of business psychology courses enter careers in management trainee positions, consultancies or as human resource management practitioners.

Teaching methods

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.

Structure

Level 7

Core Modules

Optional

Fees & funding

Fees 2019

UK/EU Students

Full time
  • £8400 for the 2019/2020 academic year
Part time
  • £700 per 15 credits for the 2019/2020 academic year

International Students

Full time
  • £12650 for the 2019/2020 academic year
Part time
  • £1050 per 15 credits for the 2019/2020 academic year

Discounts are available for International students if payment is made in full at registration

*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.

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Read more about additional fees in the course fact sheet

Other financial support

Find out more about other financial support available to UK and EU students

Living costs / accommodation

The University of Hertfordshire offers a great choice of student accommodation, on campus or nearby in the local area, to suit every student budget.

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Entry requirements...

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.

How to apply

Course length
  • Full Time, 1 Years
  • Part Time, 4 Years
Locations
  • University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield

2019

Start DateEnd DateLink
28/09/201925/09/2020Apply online (Full Time)
28/09/201925/09/2020Apply online (Part Time)

2020

Start DateEnd DateLink
28/09/202025/09/2021Apply online (Full Time)
28/09/202025/09/2021Apply online (Part Time)

We welcome applications from international and EU students