Taught course

Business Psychology

Heriot-Watt University · School of Life Sciences

Entry requirements

For MSc entry, students will typically have a First or Second Class Honours Degree. Given the clear practical element of the programmes, we will also consider non-graduate candidates for the Certificate if they have a decade of experience in senior roles in business, such as management or other high-level work. We offer individual courses on a Continuing Professional Development basis to candidates without any previous qualifications. Satisfactory completion of the Certificate will make the student in question eligible for entry on to the Diploma, and assuming they are successful, the MSc.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Business Psychology MSc at Heriot-Watt University is the most established masters degree of its kind in Europe, enjoying a well-earned reputation for producing graduates who can improve the performance of individuals and teams at any level.

This MSc programme in Business Psychology will equip you with an in-depth understanding of the psychological mechanisms that drive positive behaviours and performances in the workplace.

Whether you come from an industry position or directly from a psychology or business degree, this highly respected programme of study will equip you with an effective blend of specialist knowledge from the fields of psychology, management and leadership.

The content on this highly-focused masters degree has been tailored to meet the needs of those working towards a careers as a Business Psychology Practitioner, Human Resources Manager, Organisational Development Manager, Coaching Consultant, Management Consultant or Leadership Consultant.

You will develop commercial awareness and an understanding of global organisations which will allow you to recognise the impact of the economy, politics, globalization and the changing labour market on the psychology of a workplace and performance of individuals and teams.

Information for international students

Teaching materials address cross-cultural issues directly, and are otherwise culture-free. Course team has extensive experience of supervising international postgraduate students. The School has an active Psychology Society that arranges social events for new students.

Fees and funding

We aim to encourage well-qualified, ambitious students to study with us and we offer a wide variety of scholarships and bursaries to achieve this. Over £6 million worth of opportunities are available in fee and stipend scholarships, and more than 400 students benefit from this support.

View our full range of postgraduate taught scholarships.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
12-84 months
part time
24-84 months
full time
12 months


distance learning
9-48 months
part time
15-48 months
full time
9 months


distance learning
6-48 months
part time
12-48 months
full time
6 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations60
Written coursework / continuous assessment40

Course contact details

Dr Dasha Grajfoner
+44(0)131 451 3284