Business Psychology, BA Hons

Business psychology is the study of how an understanding of the psychology of human behaviour can be applied within business organisations to manage people more effectively. You will gain highly valued communication and thinking skills demanded by employers. This programme will provide you with an understanding of business and management, and insight into the psychology of individual and group behaviour at work. It will prepare you to lead and manage by equipping you with the key theories and practical approaches to manage people effectively and to understand the dynamics of human interaction in the workplace. Informed by both academic knowledge read more

Entry requirements may change during Clearing.

3 years full time

6 years part time

4 years sandwich programme

Overview

Overview

Business psychology is the study of how an understanding of the psychology of human behaviour can be applied within business organisations to manage people more effectively.  You will gain highly valued communication and thinking skills demanded by employers.

This programme will provide you with an understanding of business and management, and insight into the psychology of individual and group behaviour at work.

It will prepare you to lead and manage by equipping you with the key theories and practical approaches to manage people effectively and to understand the dynamics of human interaction in the workplace.

Informed by both academic knowledge and professional practice, you will develop the ability to find practical solutions to people-related problems within organisations, examine the moral issues of work and explore developing areas in management and psychology.

You will have the option to undertake a work placement, providing insight and practical skills which employers seek in graduates.

Ranking

Our psychology programmes are rated top five in London for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2017.

Outcomes

The aims of this degree are:

  • To acquire systematic knowledge and understanding of key theories and approaches to management and psychology
  • To be able to identify issues, analyse situations and formulate solutions in business psychology, informed by academic knowledge and professional practice
  • To develop personal skills in communication, presentation, research, analysis and problem solving in local and international contexts.

What you'll study

For information on courses for this programme click here.

What people say

"Without the university I don't think I would be in the position where I am now. I couldn't have thought of a better way to use four years to develop myself as an individual."

Elliott Connell
BA Hons Business Psychology

Extra information

Assessment

Students are assessed through:

  • Portfolios
  • Case studies
  • Presentations
  • Practicals
  • Written assignments
  • Examinations.

Professional recognition

Students who complete the sandwich year (work placement) may gain an additional qualification, the Diploma of Professional Experience (DPE).

Careers

In addition to roles in business, graduates from this degree may pursue qualification as a chartered
psychologist by going on to study our MSc Psychology degree, which leads to Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS). This is required to gain entrance to BPS accredited postgraduate programmes and training programmes that lead to chartered status, opening up career opportunities in occupational psychology.

Work placement

The Business School has a dedicated Employability Office to assist students in securing a placement during their sandwich year. Working with over 200 companies they also offer a range of internships, mentoring schemes and networking opportunities.

Find out more about our careers and employability support.

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