Entry requirements

An honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification with a substantial business, management or cognate social science component, and evidence of numerical proficiency demonstrated through the study of mathematical or statistical subjects in some part of your first degree.

Applications from those with a lower second class degree or from a different disciplinary background may be considered if the applicant has relevant work experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc Business Psychology programme is accredited by the Association for Business Psychology and is designed for students wishing to develop a career in personnel, human resource management or as a business consultant.

Taught by experienced researchers and practitioners, you will be given in-depth training to equip you with the ability to apply the science of psychology to a wide range of important business issues including: change management; employee selection and development; leadership; and work motivation, well-being and performance.

The strong emphasis on developing skills in critical thinking, consultancy, and working with organisational stakeholders will enable you to operate effectively at all levels within organisations. You can choose to extend and cement your practical skills by completing a research project that allows you to apply your knowledge to an organisational issue.

Alternatively, you may conduct a focused literature review that examines how psychological research and theory may be applied to a contemporary business problem.

A blended learning, block teaching approach is used to make our MSc in Business Psychology equally accessible to both full-time students and part-time students in full-time employment looking to further develop their career.

On successful completion of our Business Psychology programme, you should be able to:

  • communicate effectively to a wide range of different stakeholder groups and in a number of different formats
  • apply constructive and structured approaches to complex problem-solving and intervention evaluation even in the face of uncertainties and incomplete information
  • manage personal learning efficiently and effectively through an appreciation of the skills and capabilities needed to apply psychology effectively in work settings
  • develop and utilise the advanced research skills needed to work with complex data and research / practical agendas
  • work effectively and confidently both as an individual and as part of a small team within constrained time-frames
  • work independently in a way that stimulates continued professional development by using the available support strategically and effectively

Who should study this programme?

Our MSc Business Psychology programme is ideal for graduates without a BPS-accredited undergraduate degree who are looking to develop a career in business psychology, human resource management or as a business consultant. It is fully accredited by the Association for Business Psychology.

Information for international students


Fees and funding


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)1509 223621