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

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.

Employability

You will connect with employers through our dedicated Business School Employability Team who focus on developing your employment skills. They also provide you with CV support and will invite you to employment fairs to network with employers and recruiters from industries. The team was shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards.

We are actively improving job prospects for graduates through the support we provide. According to survey findings, 93 per cent of 2014/15 Greenwich graduates looking for work were already in jobs or further study by January 2016.

Experience abroad 

You can participate in the Erasmus+ international exchange programme. This will help improve your language skills and give you experience of living and working in another country. The Erasmus+ Scheme provides a grant towards the cost of studying abroad for a year. 

Extracurricular activities

Our Greenwich Employability Passport scheme recognises and rewards your participation in additional activities such as part-time work, volunteering, student societies or industry guest lectures.

Business start-up

You will be encouraged to enter the university's Enterprise Challenge which rewards student entrepreneurship and innovation. Previous winners received a prize of £5,000 for their idea of developing an enterprise and study hub.

Ranking

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

Greenwich is one of the top two most globally diverse universities in the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand, by Hotcourses Diversity Index.

We have also been named as one of the "most international" universities on the planet by Times Higher Education magazine.

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.

Degree re-structure

This degree is currently being restructured in collaboration with employers, professional bodies and student feedback. This ensures we develop degrees that are aligned with latest industry trends and gives you the opportunity for subject specialisms. (This is standard UK practice across institutions).

The degree structure and courses listed will be updated once these are confirmed.

What you'll study

For information on courses for this programme click here.

Entry requirements

Applicants from a UK educational background:

112 UCAS points from at least two A-levels, of which no more than 12 points should come from AS-levels.

GCSE English language and mathematics with a minimum of grade C are required.

We also accept:

  • International Baccalaureate
  • Access courses
  • Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education
  • Level 2 alternatives like Functional Skills and Key Skills for English and mathematics.

For more information, contact courseinfo@greenwich.ac.uk or 020 8331 9000.

Applicants from a non-UK educational background:

If you were educated in a language other than English and/or in a country where English speakers are in a minority, you should have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent.

If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK, your score must be from a UK Visas and Immigration approved IELTS test. 

Alternatively, students with an overall IELTS of 5 or 5.5 can study our Pre-Sessional English language programme prior to degree studies

For more information, contact international@gre.ac.uk or +44 20 8331 8136.

In addition

Direct entry to Year 2 or Year 3 is available for qualified applicants.

We welcome applications from mature students.

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.

Fees and finance

Your time at university should be enjoyable and rewarding, and it is important that it is not spoilt by unnecessary financial worries. We recommend that you spend time planning your finances, both before coming to university and while you are here. We can offer advice on living costs and budgeting, as well as on awards, allowances and loans.

Find out more about our fees and the support available to you at our:

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