Taught course

Business Psychology

Heriot-Watt University · Edinburgh Business School

Entry requirements

Typically, you will hold a recognised first or second class honours degree, or equivalent professional qualification. Students whose native language is not English and who have not been educated previously in the English language must provide evidence of their English language proficiency.

Rewarding previous study
Edinburgh Business School recognises that some students entering our online MBA or MSc programmes will have completed prior academic study in subjects that align closely to certain EBS courses.
The qualification being presented for exemption consideration should have been gained within the last five years. Qualifications gained over five years ago may be considered if additional supporting evidence shows that you have keep abreast of the current developments and trends in the subject area.
Exemptions are considered only on the basis of qualifications which have been gained through formal assessment. No consideration will be given for life/work experience.
Exemption from mandatory and optional courses may be granted on the basis of master’s/postgraduate level qualifications and professional qualifications only. Undergraduate level qualifications cannot be considered.
Exemptions will not be awarded on the basis of courses which have been used towards the award of another degree (of the same discipline) at master’s Level, whether this was awarded by Heriot Watt or any other institution. For example, a student who has gained an MSc in Accounting will not be given an exemption in Accounting from Edinburgh Business School’s MBA or MSc degree programmes.
If you would like to enquire about your eligibility, please complete an

Months of entry

January, May, September

Course content

Edinburgh Business School at Heriot-Watt University's Online MSc in Business Psychology will provide you with a critical understanding in human behaviour in the work place. Understand what makes individuals thrive at work, improve organisational performance, and learn the skills to make the workplace a healthier environment.

Our MSc Business Psychology designed by experts within our department of psychology has been created to provide you with an in-depth and detailed understanding of various aspects of psychology that drives positive performance in the workplace. This degree equips graduates with the knowledge and understanding of psychological theory, evidence and methods relevant to business practice. This degree will equip you with the necessary skills and personal qualities to apply your knowledge successfully in your business career.

Information for international students

If English is not the applicant’s first language a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent is required with all elements passed at 6.0 or above.

Applicants who have previously successfully completed courses delivered in the medium of English language may be considered and will be required to provide documentary evidence of this. Examples would be secondary school education or undergraduate degree course. A minimum of at least one year of full time study (or equivalent) in the medium of English language will be required.
We offer a range of English language courses to help you meet the English language requirement prior to starting your masters course:
  • 20 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.0 with no skill lower than 4.5)
  • 14 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.0 with minimum of 5.0 in writing and no skill lower than 4.5)
  • 10 weeks English (for IELTS of 5.5 with no skill lower than 5.0)
  • 6 weeks English (for IELTS 5.5 with no skill lower than 5.5)

Fees and funding

See University website

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    18 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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