The knowledge and skills related to business psychology are fundamental for occupational psychologists and for a diverse range of professionals, including marketeers, organisational communication and human resources professionals. The discipline suits anyone that manages and works as part of a team.
The course builds on our tutors’ vast international network and recognises the international outlook of students that usually choose this course. You will have the opportunity to experience an international environment that will contribute to the development of your intercultural skills.
This course aims to provide a thorough grounding in the theory and practical skills required to apply psychological research, business tools and methods within a variety of organisational settings and corporate cultures.
Through the learning of business psychology techniques for the promotion of individual wellbeing and organisational success, the course helps prepare you for business and organisational psychology roles in management and consultancy, in human resources and many other functions such as learning, training and development, recruitment, health and wellbeing.
This course offers an experience that aims to provide students with the following:
- A multi-disciplinary degree, open to candidates without psychology as a first degree.
- An international focus to enable graduates to compete in a global business environment.
- A critical understanding of marketing and advertising practice, through a seperate consumer psychology module built into this course.
- Exploring review methods for analysing literature and relate this to an entrepreneurial idea via a business plan.
- An accreditation by the Association for Business Psychology (ABP).
- The opportunity to apply for Chartered Manager status.
Why choose this course?
This course will cover consumer behaviours, employee engagement and the impact of globalisation on organisational behaviours. Different from most Psychology courses, it focuses on the application of psychological principles, making it suitable for both professionals and those without a background in psychology. You will get an opportunity to develop skills in managing human behaviour and learn how to promote well-being in a business and organisational context.
The course aims to develop skills, experience and confidence in applying a range of psychological principles – from perception, learning and social dynamics, to research methods and business. This course looks at how psychological theories are used in the workplace and how they influence best practice. Within every module, the tutors draw evidence from their real-world consultancy experience, applying psychology to inform a practical understanding.
International experience opportunities
You will have opportunities to collaborate with international students via our online FutureLearn platform. The nature of our course design should provide you with a diverse range of experiences from around the world.
Many of our graduates on the on-campus version of this course have gone on to work as independent business psychologists and consultants for companies like Kelloggs and Ricoh UK.
Graduates have also found employment in sales, in HR, and as learning, training and development practitioners.